Finger Lakes Wine Country Region and Canandaigua Wine Trail Offer Unique Activities For Any Traveller
Another World Bed and Breakfast’s prime location in New York’s exquisite Finger Lakes region and wine country gives you access to the best attractions in the area. From spectacular hilltop vistas, pristine glacial-carved lakes, breathtaking countryside, charming villages, museums and historic sites, outdoor adventures, award-winning wineries, roadside farm stands, art galleries, top-notch performing arts, antique shops, unique boutiques, spectacular fall foliage, or just a relaxing afternoon reading a book and sipping lemonade on the inn’s front porch, there is something for everyone to enjoy year-round.
There are so many wonderful and special things to see and do during your Finger Lakes vacation: far more than you can fit into a single visit! Before you even leave, you will be dreaming of coming back again, and again, and again.
Here is but a sampling of our favorite things to do in the Canandaigua Lake area that we would like to share with you.
Finger Lakes Outdoor Adventures (biking, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, golfing)
For those seeking outdoor activities during their upstate New York vacation, all four seasons in the Finger Lakes have plenty to offer.
Outdoor sporting opportunities are plentiful, including Finger Lakes fishing, biking, hiking, boating, hunting, and horseback riding.
Finger Lakes Golf
If you’d rather be outside working on your swing, there are also many Finger Lakes golf choices available.
Finger Lakes Biking
Bike on scenic country roads or trails that take you past vineyards, over wooded hilltops, through surrounding towns and villages, and along miles and miles of lakefront shoreline. There are rides for every type of rider from easy pedalers to avid road and mountain bikers.
Finger Lakes Biking Events
Highlander Cycle Tour
This Tour de France-type charity event takes place each year in the Finger Lakes during mid-September. There are five trails to choose from, plus individual and team mountain trails. Distances range from 25 to 130 miles.
Finger Lakes, NY Hiking
For the hiking enthusiast, there are many places to hike nearby. Whether you are looking for a short-walk on an easy trail or a long hike through challenging, more rugged terrain, you will find it all here.
Resources to help you plan your biking and hiking tour.
Footprint Press, Inc. or call 800-431-1579
Let’s Go Bike Cards or call 800-548-4368
VisitFingerLakes.com or call 877-FUNINNY
BikeRouteToaster.com – Create your own course using this online resource
Towpath Rentals – Pittsford – 585-381-2808
Places to bike and/or hike in and around Naples:
Cumming Nature Center – Hike well maintained trails through woodlands and wetlands.
Grimes Glen – Hiking
Ontario County Park – Hiking and biking
Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area – Hiking and biking
Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area – Biking trails
Canoeing/Kayaking/Boating Around Canandaigua Lake
Bring or rent a canoe or kayak and go paddling on Honeoye, Conesus, Canadice or Hemlock Lakes or in the West River Marsh at the south end of Canandaigua Lake. Find peace and quiet as you float along. You may even spot a beaver, otter, or bald eagle.
If you want to water ski, go tubing, sailboard, boat around the lake, fish, or just party or sightsee, ski boats, bow riders, fishing boats, and pontoons are available for rent at local marinas.
Canandaigua Sailboarding – 585-394-8150 – Kayak and Sailboard rentals
German Brothers Marina – 585-394-4000 – Boat rentals
Smith Boys Marine – Canandaigua Lake – Woodville (585-374-2384); Conesus Lake (585-346-2060) – Rentals of canoes, aluminum fishing boats, Sea Rays (ski boats), and pontoon boats.
Sutters Canandaigua Marina – 585-394-0918 – Bow rider and pontoon rentals.
Trident Marina, Inc. – Honeoye – Fishing and power boats and pontoon rentals
Fishing Charters On the New York Finger Lakes
Grab your fishing pole and experience some great fishing in New York’s Finger Lakes. The region is known for its bass, salmon, walleye, pike, trout, perch, and bullheads. Many derbies are held here attracting anglers from all over the country.
A number of fishing charters are available to guide you to catch “the big ones” in the lakes.
Annual Naples Creek Rainbow Trout Derby
Each April 1st, marking the legal start of New York State’s trout season, the state’s longest continuously running Derby takes place in Naples.
Miss-N-Fishin’ Charters -585-752-4170
Reel Magic Charters – 585-374-5197 – Fishing charters on Canandaigua Lake March-September
Seneca Chief Fishing Charters and Guide Service – 607-582-6089 – Fishing charters on Seneca and Cayuga Lakes
Tennity’s Guide Service and Fishing Charters – Fully rigged bass boat charters on all Finger Lakes. May 1st-October-sunrise to dark
When winter sets in and the lakes freeze over, set up an ice shanty or park your stool, saw a hole in the ice, and drop your line. Both Honeoye Lake and the south end of Canandaigua are ideal spots to ice fish.
New York Finger Lakes Hunting
With a quarter million acres of public hunting land in the Finger Lakes gamesmen come to pursue white tail deer, black bear, wild turkey, water fowl, and many other native species.
Hunting Guide Services
Seneca Chief Fishing Charters and Guide Service – 607-582-6089 – Deer and turkey hunting guide service
Hunting Guide Book
Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance’s 2011 “New York Guide to Hunting”
Ride horseback on trails through the beautiful Bristol Hills
Liberty Stables – 585-229-2384
Finger Lakes Golf
Come play a few rounds on one of the scenic, quality golf courses. There’s a course certain to challenge every level of player.
Bristol Harbour Resort Golf Course
Reservoir Creek Golf Course
Ravenwood Golf Course
Victor Hills Golf Club
Ballooning, Boat Tours and Rail Excursions in the Finger Lakes
Hot Air Ballooning
Soar high above the Finger Lakes or Letchworth State Park and enjoy a birds-eye view of all the magnificent, natural beauty.
Liberty Balloon – 585-243-3178
Hot Air Balloon Events
Letchworth Red, White and Blue Balloon Festival – Letchworth State Park – Memorial Day weekend
New York State Festival of Balloons – Dansville – Labor Day weekend
Canandaigua Boat Tours
Captain Gray’s Boat Tours 585-394-5270
For 25 years, Captain Gray’s Boat Tours has been running scenic, narrated tours of Canandaigua Lake. Boats leave from the Inn on the Lake.
Other area boat tours include:
– Colonial Belle – Fairport
– Corn Hill Navigation – Rochester
– Harbor Town Belle
– Captain Bill’s Seneca Lake Cruises
Finger Lakes Rail Excursions
Finger Lakes Scenic Railway
Hop aboard for a nostalgic ride along some sections of track that date back to 1835. Seasonally-themed excursions operating May-December include Wine and Cheese, Blues-n-Brews, Fall Foliage Trains, Pumpkin Express, and the Santa Train. Trains depart from various locations across the Finger Lakes.
Finger Lakes New York Winter Sports
Winter in the Finger Lakes is a magical, amazing season, perfect for New York State winter vacations. As pure white snow blankets the forests and the hillsides, it’s time to get the skis, snowboards, and snowshoes out. Bundle up, hit the slopes, explore new trails, and truly discover a winter wonderland.
Bristol Mountain Skiing
Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, located 15 minutes from Naples in South Bristol, with a summit elevation of 2200′, boasts a 1200′ vertical rise. Bristol Mountain is the highest between the Adirondacks and the Rocky Mountains. The resort has 33 slopes and trails, including two terrain parks, and two half-pipes ranging in difficulty from novice to expert.
Hunt Hollow Ski Club in Naples is a private ski club offering its members an uncrowded, premier winter sports destination. The 400 acre ski area with an 825′ vertical drop has 80 acres of well-groomed downhill trails, 2.5 miles of cross-country trails, a terrain park, and a mogul trail. Membership information is available online.
Cumming Nature Center – Just a short distance up the road are 15 miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiers and a 2-mile loop for snowshoeing, open late December through mid-March. Running through pine forests and past frozen ponds, the trails vary in levels of difficulty. Cross-country trails are patrolled by volunteers from the Genesee Nordic Ski Patrol.
Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area – Plenty of cross-country skiing trails are available here.