Canandaigua Lake real estate is one of the top markets for lake homes and land for sale in New York.
Typically there are around 110 land lots and homes for sale on Canandaigua Lake.
Canandaigua Lake homes for sale can range anywhere from $140,000 to $2.5 million, creating a total market value of more than $51 million.
Canandaigua Lake is conveniently located in Yates and Ontario County, New York. This lake covers over 10,000 acres of surface area with depths reaching up to 276 feet. Among its 36 miles of shoreline, almost 50 percent is covered in forest.
It is located conveniently close to Rochester, New York, and Lake Ontario. Both being only about a 45-minute drive away.
Canandaigua is the Seneca-language name for "Chosen Spot."
Some popular activities on this lake include sailing, boating, and swimming.
Canandaigua Lake is also excellent for fishing. Some of the lake fish include brown trout, lake trout, rainbow trout, black crappie, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass.
A popular pastime for lake residents is boating or paddling to Squaw Island. This island is one of two islands located in the Finger Lakes. It is the smallest Fish and Wildlife Management Area in New York State and is one of the few places in the world where limestone oncolites form. The island used to be two square acres but has been drastically shrinking due to weather and erosion.
Due to the high volume of tourism in this area garners, there is plenty of outdoor recreation, entertainment, events, wineries, restaurants, museums, and shopping for you to enjoy.
You can also take a Finger Lakes Wine tour, visit the Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site, or enjoy the Bristol Mountain Fall Festival.
Whether you are looking to buy a family home, a full-time retirement residence, or a vacation rental, Canandaigua Lake is an excellent choice.