Kayaking Canandaigua
Our Area

Welcome to the Finger Lakes Region and Canandaigua Lake Area

Sutherland House is located minutes from the northern tip of Canandaigua Lake, in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York.  A few facts about our location:

  • Closest Airport – Rochester International, 45 minutes west
  • Closest Major Highway – Interstate 90 (NYS Thruway)
  • 30 minutes to Rochester
  • 90 minutes to Corning
  • 90 minutes to Buffalo
  • 3 hours to Albany
  • 5 hours to NYC

About the Finger Lakes Region and Canadaigua, New York

Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes region of New York is the host of numerous activities throughout the year.  Whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter, in this bustling area you are never at a loss as to find a way to spend your time.  Routes 5 and 20 are an Antique Shoppers dream.  The same route is filled with historic sites and museums.  Here is just a sampling of the hundreds of activities and festivals which help to make this area so special.


Finger Lakes Region Activities

Sutherland House is only 1.5 miles from the North end of Canandaigua Lake. There is a sandy beach, beach house and snack shop in Kershaw Park where you can sunbath, swim, walk, relax and launch kayaks and canoes. There is a small fee to enter the gated beach area. We would be happy to provide a beach towel and chair for your use.

Tour the lake via water – take a ride on the Canandaigua Lady, reservations required.






Marina/Boat Rentals
German Brothers
Seager Marine
Sutter’s Canandaigua Marina

Fishing and Ice Fishing
Canandaigua Fishing
Canandaigua Lake

Picnic Areas
Kershaw Park has picnic tables and charcoal grills.  Picnic food and supplies can be purchased at Wegman’s Grocers on Routes 5&20, only 3 miles from Sutherland House, or Tops Market at 5150 North Street, only 5 miles from Sutherland House.  There are additional picnic areas in the County Park, and 2 picnic areas on each side of the Lake.  Onando Park, located 20 minutes down the West side of Canandaigua Lake, has a great picnic area and swimming area.   See also the Town of Canandaigua website, http://www.townofcanandaigua.org, for additional information.

Bristol Mountain – Downhill skiing, cross country/Nordic trails – only 15 minutes away
Brantling Ski Slopes

There are a number of organized hiking areas and trails throughout the area.  Some of the areas are:
Onanda Park – 20 minutes down the west side of Canandaigua Lake, with miles and miles of trails
Ontario County Park – the highest scenic point in Western NY – mountain biking and hiking
Cumming Nature Center
Ontario Pathways Rail Trail
Wesley Hill Nature Preserve

Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding – Copper Creek Farm – offers trail rides. Reservations required. 585-289-4441
Susan Blair Equus Center and Farm 585-208-8826

Bicycling and Mountain Biking

Other Outdoor Activities
Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures
LL Bean Discovery School at Canandaigua
Roseland Water Park
Hot Air Ballooning
Niagara Falls

Canandaigua Country Club
CenterPointe Golf Club
Bristol Harbour Resort

Theatre and the Arts
Constellation Brands Performing Arts Center (CMAC)
Bristol Valley Theatre
Ganondagan Native American Dance & Music Festival
Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
Rochester International Film Festival

Other Entertainment
Strasenburgh Planetarium
Finger Lakes Gaming and Racing
Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce Events

New York Wine & Culinary Center  – wine tasting, cooking classes, shops
Finger Lakes Food Tours
Canandaigua Wine Trail
Naples Grape Festival
Seneca Wine Trail
Finger Lakes Beer Trail

Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum
Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion Historic Park
Jell-O Gallery
Pageant of Steam
Ontario County Historical Society Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
Rose Hill Mansion

Antiques and Shopping
In addition to a number of wonderful shops on our Main Street, just 1.5 miles from Sutherland House, the area is filled with antique shops and outlet malls.  Visit these websites to get a flavor of all of the area has to offer:
Ontario Antiques 
NYS Routes 5 and 20
Waterloo Premium Outlets
Eastview Mall