5440 Route 5 & 20 West, Canandaigua, NY 14424     Main Desk Call: 585.394.1120    Receiver of Taxes Call: 585.394.1120     FAX: 585.394.9476
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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.

Sorry, no alcohol, pets (other than seeing-eye dogs) rollerblades or skateboards allowed in the Park. No bike riding permitted on Lakeside. No weapons of any type allowed, and no excessive noise.

Shore fishing is allowed year round. Car-top (TRAILERED WILL NOT BE ALLOWED) canoes, sculls & kayaks are allowed to launch from Onanda Park and is subject to rules posted at the lake. Boat Launching is only permitted November 15th to April 15th, and is subject to availability. For more information on boat launching and fishing regulations contact the Town of Canandaigua Parks Maintenance Supervisor at (585) 396.2752 or cell (585) 755.7213.

Swimming, picnicking, fishing, winter sledding and hiking the beautiful trails on over 80 acres, are all at your doorstep, or should be included in your travel plans when you visit Canandaigua.

We're Located…
8 miles south of Canandaigua on the west side of Canandaigua lake.

We're Open…
All year long from 9 am to 9 pm for your recreational enjoyment. Supervised swimming is available daily beginning the second weekend in June and continuing through Labor Day. Wintertime offers sledding, cross-country skiing, fishing, and possible winter boat launching.

Lakeside Playground behind Crouch Hall

Features Include.....
A 7-acre lake side park where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, picnic areas with grills, tot playground, basketball, volleyball and tennis courts - and best of all, lots of space and spectacular views of Canandaigua Lake.


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.

Uplands Playground by King Hall

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Click here to read more about the Hiking Trails.