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Canandaigua Lake, the fourth largest of the Finger Lakes, is located between Rochester and Syracuse in Western New York State within Ontario and Yates counties. The city of Canandaigua and the settlement of Woodville are the communities that border the 15.5 mile long lake.
Named by the Iroquois Indians, “Chosen Spot” or “Chosen Place,” Canandaigua Lake NY is a beautiful four season destination. Canandaigua Lake is mostly lined by homes and serves as the public water supply for Canandaigua, Newark, Palmyra, Rushville and the Township of Gorham. Lakefront homes are especially popular since their owners can enjoy impressive fall foliage, cozy winters and an abundance of water sports in the spring and summer. A trusted realtor can help you determine what kind of property might best suit your needs – an impressive waterfront property, a storybook cottage or a diamond in the rough fixer upper. No matter what type of property you choose, with the purchase of a Canandaigua Lake home you will be poised to enjoy all the Finger Lakes region has to offer.
Enjoy Canandaigua Lake’s natural assets with swimming, boating and great year-round fishing. Owners of homes on Canandaigua Lake can also enjoy biking, hiking and area golf courses. Beyond the activities found in many waterfront locations, the Canandaigua Lake NY area also boasts award-winning wineries, the New York Wine and Culinary Center and numerous seasonal arts and crafts shows. The Canandaigua Lake Real Estate market is booming – now is the perfect time to realize your dream of waterfront living.
Canandaigua Lake NY Quick Facts
Area: 10,558 acres
Length: 15.5 miles
Maximum Depth: 276 feet
Fourth largest of the Finger Lakes
For Canandaigua Lake Fishermen
Fish you will find in Canandaigua Lake: lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, bluegill, pumpkinseed, rock bass, black crappie and bullhead.
Where to Access Canandaigua Lake NY
Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park – In the city of Canandaigua, located off Route 5 and 20. Launch fee charged.
Onanda – Winter launching only, located 6.5 miles south of Canandaigua.
West River – Hand launch only, located off Route 245 on Sunnyside Road near trailer park.
Woodville – Open year-round (parking for ice fishing) located 3 miles north of Naples at Woodville.
Canandaigua Lake NY for Wine Lovers
The Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail features numerous wineries offering tastings, gift shops and special events. For wine enthusiasts, the entire Finger Lakes region is gem to explore in any season and the lakefront real estate market continues to thrive in and around Finger Lakes wine country. Contact individual wineries for more information.
Arbor Hill Grapery & Winery
Widmer Wine Cellars
Casa Larga Vineyards – Fairport
Finger Lakes Wine Center at Sonnenberg Gardens – Canandaigua
Canandaigua Lake NY for Exercise, Fun and Love of the Great Outdoors
No matter how you find your fun – boating, waterskiing, scuba or just going for a quick dip, you will find many ways to enjoy the sparkling clear water of Canandaigua Lake. Imagine jumping into the Finger Lakes real estate market and being able to enjoy all the area has to offer year-round instead of just during scheduled vacations.
Kershaw Park – Enjoy walking trails, picnic areas with seating and grills, snack bar and beach area all with stunning views of Canandaigua Lake.
Lagoon Park – Features 34 acres of wetlands with walking trails where you can fish and watch lakefront birds or explore by kayak or canoe!