Rochester / Canandaigua Lake

We've grouped Canandaigua Lake with Rochester to include wineries, breweries and everything else to the North of the Finger Lakes

Before the area was settled, the people of the Seneca tribe would burn tobacco around the shores of the lake to give thanks for a plentiful harvest. This tradition continues today and is known as the Ring of Fire. In the summer, shoreline residents light a fire or flare that creates a ring around the entire lake.

The Canandaigua Lady, a replica paddleboat from the 1800's, continues the tradition of the steam and paddleboat passenger service that flourished in the 19th century.

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