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Honeoye Lake Area Recreation
Enjoying the Honeoye Valley Wilderness
The grandeur of the Honeoye Valley and Honeoye Lake, the natural beauty of the woods and the fresh air of public lands provide the perfect environment for a wealth of recreational opportunities.  Honeoye Lake serves as year-round base camp for miles of water, thousands of miles of wooded trails and countless pristine summits from which to view it all!
Lakes: ( within 25 miles of Honeoye Lake)
Canadice Lake:   View Map
The highest and the smallest of the Finger Lakes, Canadice is a gem for nature lovers. Its shores are free from development and saturated with wildlife. A well-defined trail parallels the western shore, giving visitors an opportunity to walk the complete length of the 3 mile long lake. Like Hemlock, Canadice is used by the City of Rochester as a water source.
 
Canandaigua Lake: View Map
With lakefront homes selling for upwards of a million dollars, Canandaigua Lake is arguably the most popular of the Finger Lakes. The City of Canandaigua to the north offers picturesque parks, plenty of shopping and dinning options. To the south, the High-Tor Wildlife Management area and the village of Naples offer a more peaceful setting.
 
Conesus Lake: View Map
Directly south of Rochester, the western-most Finger Lake, Conesus, is a popular recreational destination. Vitale Park on the northern end and a wildlife management area to the south, offer visitors much contrast. Summer cottages line the east and west shores with year-round homes becoming more and more popular.
 
Hemlock Lake: View Map
With it's high elevation and virtually undeveloped shoreline, Hemlock Lake provides Upstate NY with not only an excellent source of quality drinking water, but also a prime fishing location as well as a peaceful natural area. Owned and managed by the City of Rochester, Hemlock is one of two pristine Finger Lakes.
 
Honeoye Lake: View Map
Almost the smallest and certainly the shallowest of the Finger Lakes, Honeoye Lake is a place of scenic beauty. Although the density of homes and cottages along the lake are not nearly as concentrated as the other popular Finger Lakes, Honeoye is far from being as natural as Hemlock or Canadice Lakes. It does, however, represent a setting seemingly in-between.
 
Hiking
Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park
Although it offers no direct access with Honeoye Lake, this state park has a breathtaking view of the southern end of the lake from high atop Canadice Hill, 2,200 feet in elevation. Numerous trails cater well to hiking and biking and the scenic vistas are popular picnic locations. The far-above-average snowfall makes this park a favorite among winter sport enthusiasts.
 
Honeoye Inlet Wildlife Management Area:
This newly purchased state land encompasses 2,100 acres along the Honeoye Inlet at the south end of the lake. Comprised of meadows, forested upland and marshland, this area is largely undeveloped.
 
Wesley Hill Nature Preserve:
What this 390 acre preserves lacks in size it makes up for in character. The Finger Lakes Land Trust preserves this collection of upland woodlands, mature forests and steep gullies, including portions of the massive Briggs Gully.
 
Grimes Glen County Park
This well-preserved Finger Lakes glen is the perfect compliment to the Naples country-side. Thanks to the efforts of the Finger Lakes Land Trust and Ontario county, people can enjoy this wonderful park and its cool, refreshing water. The previous landowners allowed hikers to explore the glen, but its future was in question. Thanks to the efforts of all the parties involved, in 2008 Grimes Glen became an Ontario County park and it preservation assured. The park consists of 32 acres, including several waterfalls and a heavily wooded hillside along the creek. Grimes Glen is far longer than the park itself, but the remainder is on private property.
 
Cumming Nature Center:
The RMSC Cumming Nature Center is a 900-acre preserve located 40 minutes south of Rochester, New York in the Finger Lakes region near the village of Naples.  The center features groomed trails for hiking in spring, summer, and fall, and for snowshoeing and classic cross-country skiing in the winter months.  In spring, summer and fall, walk six miles of gentle hiking trails through woods and wetlands.  Bring a snack or lunch to enjoy in the Visitors Center where restrooms are available.  Seasonal weekend programs include maple sugaring in spring and a timber sports competition among college woodsman teams in October.   In the winter months, 15 miles of groomed trails welcome cross-country skiers. Snowshoers enjoy a 2-mile loop trail of their own.  Children will enjoy Leap Frog Pond -- a permanent play space designed especially for preschoolers. Over-sized frogs, turtles, tadpoles, lily pads and mushrooms fill a make-believe pond.
 
Skiing
Hunt Hollow Ski Club:
Enjoy skiing and riding on nearly 100 acres of terrain covering the second highest mountain in Western New York; scenic trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hiking; and a spacious Alpine lodge providing scenic views, fireplaces, grills and gourmet catering.
 
Bristol Mountain Ski Resort:
At 1,200 feet, this is the highest skiing mountain between the Adirondacks and the Rockies. It boasts 2 terrain parks, half-pipe, 33 slopes and trails, night skiing, rental facilities, a Ski School, skier baby-sitting, a cafeteria, a lounge, and year round banquet facilities.
 
Water Sports
Trident Marine:
Located on Honeoye Lake and includes a shop of everything needed to have a fun day in the sun out on the lake.  Gas pumps and boat rentals available
 
Golfing
Lima Country Club:
4740 Chase Road, Lima, NY 14485 (585) 624-1490
 
GEOCACHING 
Geocaching is a high-tech treasure hunting game played throughout the world by adventure seekers equipped with GPS devices. The basic idea is to locate hidden containers, called geocaches, outdoors and then share your experiences online. Geocaching is enjoyed by people from all age groups, with a strong sense of community and support for the environment.
 
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