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Honeoye Lake

Honeoye Lake: One of New York’s 11 Finger Lakes

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.

Honeoye Lake Sandy Beach Park
Honeoye Lake Sandy Bottom Park
Honeoye Lake at Sandy Bottom Park

Relax, swim or put in a car-top boat at Sandy Bottom Park on the north shore. There is a boat launch on the east shore at Honeoye Lake Boat Launch State Park.

Honeoye Lake from Harriet Hollister

From Up Above

Head up Canadice Hil to Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area for one a spectacular view!

Honeoye Lake Scenic Overlook on 20A (don’t touch the Wild Parsnip!)

There is another scenic overlook toward the northeast on NY-20A, but the lake itself is less visible.

Honeoye Lake - Finger Lakes

More Information about Honeoye Lake

45 minutes from Rochester – MAP

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Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area

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COVID-19 NOTE: Please follow the most current recommendations from the CDC and New York State for spending time away from your home.

The great outdoors can provide a well needed respite & escape during stressful times. Please move quickly through parking lots, trail heads, and scenic areas. If crowded, choose a different park, trail, or time to visit. Please day trip responsibly and locally—seek solitude!