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Finger Lakes Experiences


No matter the season, The Lake House offers numerous ways to enhance your stay with our own activities and options in the Ontario County of the Finger Lakes region created by our local experts. Use our guest activities section and calendar of events to curate the perfect experience during your stay. At The Lake House we’re dedicated to bringing you the best of the Finger Lakes, including locally-made cheeses and wines, a kitchen garden, landscaping dedicated to native plants, and the best lakefront recreation opportunities. There’s also endless options for fun outside of our doors, such as the picturesque Kershaw Park, Canandaigua’s historic Pier, Bristol Mountain, and multiple gorgeous walking trails. Whether you’re looking for adventure or luxury relaxation, you’ll be in good hands at The Lake House. Get in touch with our team for a customized itinerary.


If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, just ask.


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Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting

Presented by Winter in Canandaigua

Join Winter in Canandaigua as they present the Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting Ceremony! The perfect, family friendly way to commence the holiday festivities.


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Sip Under the Stars

Stargazing with Veuve Clicquot

Join The Lake House on Canandaigua and Veuve Clicquot as you are guided through a viewing of the beautiful, shimmering winter sky.

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Introducing Trivia Night at Sand Bar

Join us every other Thursday at Sand Bar for a variety of themed trivia!

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The Polar Express

Family Movie Night

Sip on hot chocolate while watching The Polar Express in the Event Barn at The Lake House!

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Wine, Beer, and Spirits Series

Join us for our newest series, featuring global and locally renowned wineries, breweries, and distilleries.

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Wellness Classes

Join us in the yoga studio 7 days a week as we host a variety of wellness classes.

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Find your trail. Discover your path.
Relax in the great outdoors of the Finger Lakes.


Bristol Mountain Ski Resort

Discover the premier winter resort in the Finger Lakes.

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The Rink at the Lake

The Rink at The Lake will be open for family-friendly fun starting at the end of November! Our “Magic Ice” can be skated on with or without the cold weather. Located just outside of Sand Bar, you’ll truly feel like you are skating on the lake!

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Grab a pair of snowshoes and enjoy the cool winter breeze on a walk through The Lake House property or take a drive down to Cummings Nature Center and enjoy a 3-mile trail perfect for snowshoeing!

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Downtown Canandaigua

Complete your holiday shopping with a walk down Main Street in Canandaigua, NY. From artwork to chocolates and clothing to gift certificates, there is everything you need to check gifts off your list!

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Class and a Glass

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Join us every Saturday at 11am in the Library Bar at The Lake House for crafts and sparkling wine!

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Afternoon Tea & Apothecary

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Join us at The Lake House every Sunday at 2:00pm for traditional afternoon tea paired with a hands-on oil blending class while sipping on refreshing teas and indulging in some light snacks. Guests will be led by a member of the Willowbrook Spa Wellness Team for a fun and informative aromatherapy experience.

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Whiskey and Wood Burning

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Join us at The Lake House every Thursday at 3:00pm and enjoy a flight of house selected whiskeys while creating wood burning art.

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New York Kitchen

Located adjacent to The Lake House, New York Kitchen provides daily educational hands-on cooking and craft beverage pairing classes, industry certification courses, and a 100% New York State Tasting Room.

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Strong National Museum of Play

Visit the Ultimate Play Destination!

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play.

Your childhood is closer than you think.


Rochester Museum and Science Center

Dedicated to community education in science, technology, and local history. Discover three floors filled with over 200 interactive science and history themed exhibits and science demonstrations and visit the Strasenburgh Planetarium next door!


Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack

Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack boasts over 44,000 square feet of pure gaming action! With more than 1,100 of Western New York’s hottest video gaming machines and thousands of ways to win, your favorite machine is waiting for you to take a spin.


2022 Midweek Live Racing

Through November 23




Canandaigua Lake Wine Trail

30 miles of Finger Lakes wine and food experiences in the country’s top wine region.

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Rochester || FLX Craft Beverage Trail

The ROC/FLX Craft Beverage Trail supports and promotes our craft beverage industry, bringing attention to the hundreds of great locations in our community.


Crush On Canandaigua Beer Tours

Signature Daily Beer Tours are designed for parties as small as 2 people and up to larger parties of your desired number.

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Sonnenberg Gardens + Mansion State Historic Park

Whether strolling through its flower-filled gardens, picnicking under its majestic trees or touring its magnificent mansion, Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park is a very special place.

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Lakeside Pool

Our spacious and plush daybeds are the premiere place on property to soak up the sun, take a dip in the heated pool, and enjoy VIP service for lite bites and refreshments.



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Boat Rentals

Our Brand-New Lake House Fleet is Ready for Your Next Lake Adventure!


Bristol Mountain

Discover the premier winter resort in the Finger Lakes.

Soar through the trees and have an adventure at

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures.

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Seager Marine

Allow us to book your Canandaigua Lake boating experience.

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Canandaigua Sailboard

Just a short walk from The Lake House!




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Sailing Lessons

Step aboard the Onnalinda and see what it takes to sail the gentle breeze of beautiful Canandaigua Lake.


Interested in a lesson? E-mail guest experiences for more details!


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Kershaw Park

9 acres of park stretching along the north end of Canandaigua Lake. Enjoy paths along the lake, several benches, park tables and grills to sit and enjoy the view. Complete with a playground and gazebo.