With a nominal admission fee you can enjoy an activity-filled day on Beautiful Canandaigua Lake!
Located on West Lake Rd. (County Rd. 16), Onanda is an exceptional and unique property about 8 miles south of the City of Canandaigua. It is 80 acres, seven of which are lake side and includes 8 cabins, 2 pavilions, and 2 lodges available for rent. The 73 acres of hillside running along Barnes Road contain a two-mile hiking path, 3 pavilions, 3 cabins, winter sledding and over-flow parking.
"Onanda" is an Indian word meaning tall fir or pine, a symbol of strength and simplicity. The park has a rich history including its original purpose as the YWCA Leisure Time School, starting in the early 20th century, and the site of Camp Good Days and Special Times. It was purchased in 1989 by a cooperative effort of New York State and the Town of Canandaigua to improve recreational opportunities and public access to a Finger Lake. It was opened in 1990 to the public. Fishing, swimming, family picnics and gatherings have proven popular at this year round recreation area.
The Uplands consists of 73 acres, which boast 2 miles of groomed hiking trails with gorge overlooks and trail side rests, an interpretive nature center with marked educational trail, and lots of free parking. Though there is an admission fee for the lake side portion of the park, the Uplands is free to the public. In addition, we have 11 different, picturesque lake side cabins available for rent, which can accommodate anywhere from 2-6 people. Two lodges and several pavilions can hold your picnic, reunion, or special meeting.
Vehicle weekdays $5.00 (resident or non-resident).
Swimming Only Permitted when lifeguard is on duty.
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