Honeoye Lake is the most shallow (only 30 ft deep!) and the second smallest of the Finger Lakes. The lake is just 45 minutes from Rochester, and you can drive around the entire lake in 30 minutes. Like Conesus, the lake freezes completely in the winter.
Sandy Bottom Park & Nature Trail
Relax, swim or put in a car-top boat at Sandy Bottom Park on the north shore.
A walking trail at the north end of East Lake Road is open year-round for visitors to walk, jog and enjoy outdoor scenery and wildlife. A wooded Nature Trail just west of the Honeoye Outlet, accessible from Main Street, can also be used to walk to Sandy Bottom Beach.
There is a larger boat launch on the east shore at Honeoye Lake Boat Launch State Park.
The drive around Honeoye Lake, especially in peak Autumn, is one of my favorite drives in the Finger Lakes region.
Head up Canadice Hill to Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area for one a spectacular view! There is another scenic overlook toward the northeast on NY-20A, but the lake itself is less visible.
Follow CR-36 south along the west side of Honeoye Lake for spectacular views of the Honeoye Inlet Wildlife Management Area and Canadice Hill.
More Information about Honeoye Lake
45 minutes from Rochester – MAP
Water trails are either formally marked routes along a navigable waterway, or simply any waterway suitable for kayaks and small motorized watercraft.
Where is your favorite spot on Honeoye Lake?
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