The 10 Best Things to Do in Canandaigua, United States

July 19, 2017 Enriqueta Cusson

Canandaigua /ˌkænənˈdeɪɡwə/ (Utaʼnaráhkhwaʼ in Tuscarora) is a city in Ontario County, New York, United States. The population was 10,545 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Ontario County; some administrative offices are at the county complex in the adjacent town of Hopewell.
Restaurants in Canandaigua

1. Kershaw Park

Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, NY 14424 +1 585-396-5082
Excellent
65%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

Kershaw Park

Reviewed By PamelaK O - North Canton, Ohio

Stopped by on a beautiful, unseasonably warm day and it was wonderful! A beautiful place with lots of shady spots, picnic tables, parking, seating, etc...everything one needs to enjoy a great day in or around the water. Loved seeing all of the folks swimming, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. If I lived here, I would be at Kershaw Park all the time, year-round.

If I could make one suggestion, however, it would be wonderful if there were some food trucks or carts here where one could grab something to eat. I think they would be a huge hit!

2. Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

151 Charlotte St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1363 +1 585-394-4922
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 620 reviews

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

Sonnenberg Gardens is a historic estate showcasing nine formal gardens, an antique greenhouse complex, and a Victorian mansion. Sonnenberg also features a gift shop, the Finger Lakes Wine Center, and wedding/reception rental facilities.

Reviewed By NancyMiddletown - Middletown

We visited last week. Unfortunately, the gardens are past their prime for the season. We had a very nice time here, but came away wishing they had more funds available to finish renovating the house and gardens. The young man volunteering that day was very knowledgeable. All in all, I would certainly recommend a visit. Very interesting.

3. Canandaigua City Pier

Lakeshore Dr, Canandaigua, NY 14424 +1 585-396-5080
Excellent
47%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 129 reviews

Canandaigua City Pier

Reviewed By PamelaK O - North Canton, Ohio

It was nice to walk along the pier...watching people picnicking, reading, walking, boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc...just generally enjoying the beautiful weather and the water. It would have been nice if there had been some food trucks or carts along the way to be able to grab something to eat.

4. Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

5662 State Route 64, Canandaigua, NY 14424-9382 +1 585-374-6000
Excellent
52%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 113 reviews

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

Bristol Mountain is the premier resort located in the Western Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York. Our 1200' vertical rise allows Bristol Mountain to reign as the highest vertical between the Adirondack/Laurentian Mountains of the east and the Rocky Mountains of the west. There are 138 acres of total skiable terrain. Views from the summit and the 34 slopes and trails are breathtaking and provide a variety of inclines for every skier and snowboarder from beginner to expert with 32% of the slopes being novice, 50% intermediate, and 18% advanced level terrain. During our night operating season, 96% of our trails have lighting. To assure our skiers and snowboarders of the best possible snow conditions, Bristol Mountain is proud of its state-of-the-art snowmaking system which covers 97% of the terrain.

Reviewed By Americangirl10 - Brighton, Michigan

We are from MI and like to take a ski trip every winter break. This year we drove to Bristol Mountain. My teenage boys and husband loved the vertical height of 1200 feet. The runs were long and lines were super short- 5 minutes max waiting. The reason we didn’t rate it a 5 was there was only one double black. They like the challenging runs. Food was typical ski resort food- average. We would come back but we have so many other places to try.

5. Twisted Rail Brewing Co

169 Lakeshore Dr, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2309 +1 585-396-0683
Excellent
58%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Twisted Rail Brewing Co

Whether you are thirsty, hungry or both, we have you covered. Our tasting rooms offer a great selection of our fresh craft beer, wines from Heron Hill Winery and spirits from Black Button Distilling. In addition to our beverage selection is a hand crafted pub menu that is always evolving to meet and exceed the expectation of our patrons. So stop in and fill your belly!

Reviewed By William R - Penn Yan, New York

Went for lunch and to try some of their beer. Sandwiches and wraps were fresh and very good. We liked their beer line up. Lots of variety and the ones we tasted were very well made. Prices were in line with other similar establishments. Outside eating area is very nice, overlooking the lake and the walking path. Great place to hang out on a nice day.

6. CMAC

3355 Marvin Sands Dr, Canandaigua, NY 14424-8405 +1 585-394-4400
Excellent
51%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 188 reviews

CMAC

Reviewed By TCILOVER - Canandaigua, New York

Love having CMAC so near ......but hate the uncomfortable chairs! Very little space between the person in front of you & the birds like them to relieve themselves---gross.
Bought food but, no place to really sit, need more tables ....had to stand & eat at a high top...if CMAC wants people to come early & eat add more picnic tables.

7. Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum

295 N Main St, Canandaigua, NY 14424-1228 +1 585-394-1472
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum

Reviewed By Rich S - Yardley, Pennsylvania

My wife and I spent our anniversary week in Canadaigua, enjoying the outdoors, cheeses, wines, and of course history. The Granger Homestead is impeccably maintained and beautifully furnished. The docents are excellent. The carriage collection is jaw-dropping for those interested in historic transportation.

8. Roseland Waterpark

250 Eastern Blvd, Canandaigua, NY 14424-2225 +1 585-396-2000
Excellent
43%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

Roseland Waterpark

Reviewed By Jane9870 - West Nyack, New York, United States

Very small park but for the price you can't lose. All the slides(6 of them) were great for the whole crew ages12-46...the lazy river was a nice cool spot to relax and the wave pool was excellent. Staff was very friendly and helped us deal with locking our keys in the car. We drive about an hour from lodi( vacationing there) so a bit far but again the $20 after 3 deal makes it a no brainer.

9. Naked Dove Brewing Company

4048 Route 5 & 20, Canandaigua, NY 14424-9591 +1 585-396-2537
Excellent
69%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

Naked Dove Brewing Company

Reviewed By Izzy325 - Rochester, New York

This is a must stop place. Do t drive by - jump in and meet the friendly staff that knows what they're talking about in terms of beer. Cute little gift shop. I definitely recommend.

10. Heron Hill Tasting Room on Canandaigua Lake

5323 Seneca Point Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424-8954 +1 585-394-0173
Excellent
64%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 33 reviews

Heron Hill Tasting Room on Canandaigua Lake

Winter hours are Friday-Sunday 12-5pm, hours change seasonally! Heron Hill Winery's tasting room south of Canandaigua near Bristol Harbour Resort on the Canandaigua Wine Trail! This is the winery's third location including Heron Hill Winery on Keuka Lake and a Tasting Room on Seneca Lake. The tasting room is the former South Bristol Cultural Center, housed in a renovated 100-year-old barn. The location features a beautiful open space with high ceilings and original hand-hewn wooden beams. Immense windows overlook vineyards of Cabernet Franc and Riesling. Wood-fired pizza and live music every Saturday in the summer!

Reviewed By Jim1951 - Buffalo, New York

We were passing by and decided to stop in. It turned out to be the best wine tasting we have ever been to. The woman taking care of us was very knowledgeable and told us everything we needed to know about the different wines and...MoreThank you for visiting and taking the time to share you experience. It's always satisfying when we know that visitors learn something new during a tasting.

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