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Set in the Finger Lakes region of New York, the peaceful shores of Canandaigua Lake are surrounded by a lush blanket of greenery and offer the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of every day life. Canandaigua Lake is known as a peaceful summer destination and is sprinkled with lakeside vacation rentals. Its visitors can enjoy a plethora of fun outdoor activities, such as hiking, fishing, kayaking, and swimming. The quaint downtown of Canandaigua is home to a great collection of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.A peaceful vacation rental in Canandaigua Lake
Relax in a cozy vacation rental on the shores of Canandaigua Lake. The lake offers a wide range of rentals in varying sizes, styles, and locations, with a little something for every type of traveler. Stay in a bright and sunny vacation rental with a lake view and private balcony. Or, opt for an oversized vacation rental, with several bedrooms and bathrooms to comfortably accommodate a large group of people. Many rentals are tucked away in nature in forested areas around the lake surrounded by trees and the sounds of chirping birds. Stay in a rental close to the town of Canandaigua on the north side of the lake, where you can enjoy close access to a variety of shopping and restaurant options. Many vacation rentals are pet-friendly for those traveling with pets. With so many spectacular vacation rental options to choose from, you may decide to never leave Canandaigua Lake!
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The area and getting around
The closest airport to Canandaigua Lake is Rochester Airport, which is around 35 minutes or a 30-mile drive away from the lake. The airport has domestic and international flights, and offers numerous direct flights to several major cities. You can rent a car at the airport or in downtown Rochester.Getting around Canandaigua Lake
Having a private car during your time on Canandaigua Lake is crucial for getting around. The lake is 16 miles long, with many points of interests spread around it, so nothing is really walkable except certain areas of downtown Canandaigua. The town of Canandaigua is located on the northern tip of the lake and is where you’ll find several of the area’s top attractions, as well as where the majority of eating and shopping options are.
Travelers and activities
Canandaigua Lake is the perfect outdoor summer vacation destination for families of all ages! Families with children should head over to Roseland Water Park to cool off from the summer sun. Kids can splash around in the enormous wave pool, slide down the many different slides, and float in the lazy river. If you find yourself in downtown Canandaigua on a Saturday during the summer months, be sure not to miss out on a visit to the Canandaigua Farmer’s Market! The charming market features over 30 vendors selling a variety of locally made and produced products.Canandaigua Lake for fishing enthusiasts
Fishing is popular on Canandaigua Lake. You can fish from the shores at Kershaw Park, City Pier, or Powder Mills Park. Renting a boat is also an option if you’d prefer to fish from the waters. The lake is popular for catching largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, panfish, perch, crappie, bullheads, and blue gill. Just be sure to carry your fishing license with you at all times.
The waters of Canandaigua Lake provide drinking water for 70,000 people!
Top 5 travel tips in Canandaigua Lake
During the hot summer months, one of the best things to do at the lake is to go for a swim. Deep Run Park is an 80-acre park on the east side of the lake with a sandy beach area and gentle waves. It’s the perfect place to lay a beach towel down, read a book, and catch some rays in between dips.2. Swim, picnic, and stroll around Kershaw Park
Kershaw Park is one of the best public natural areas along the lakeside. Here you’ll find an excellent beach area, perfect for a fun family beach day. There are also several walking areas, a gazebo, and picnic areas where you can enjoy a sunny lunch by the water.3. Enjoy a tour of the historic Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion Historic Park
This historic 50-acre property is set in the town of Canandaigua. You can take a tour of the inside of this incredibly designed mansion, which has 40 differently themed rooms. The yard around the mansion features 9 colorful flower gardens. A tour of the mansion and gardens is the perfect afternoon family activity.4. Walk along the charming Canandaigua City Pier
Set along the water’s edge in downtown Canandaigua is a beautiful pier lined with historic boat houses. Take a walk to admire the unique living quarters, spectacular lake views, and some bench areas where you can take it all in.5. Try the local wines
New York’s Finger Lakes region is well-known as a thriving wine-growing region. Trying the local wines is a must for any wine lovers visiting Canandaigua Lake. Do a self-guided wine-trail tour by hitting as many of the local wineries as possible! Be sure to stop by Heron Hill Tasting Room where you can enjoy a tasting of their housemade wines and liquors. Be sure to try their specialty drinks– the bubbly Moscato and the cinnamon whiskey are top-rated!