Just 30 miles south of Rochester, Canadice Lake is a world apart from the major Finger Lakes. Like its neighbor, Hemlock Lake, Canadice Lake is surrounded by steep and forested shorelines that remain undeveloped, creating an atmosphere of serene and tranquil isolation.
Both, Canadice and Hemlock Lakes are highly regarded among anglers as a place to get away from it all and enjoy a day of fishing. Several varieties of trout are stocked annually, ensuring a healthy population of these species.
In addition to offering great fishing for visitors, both Canadice and Hemlocks Lakes, have provided drinking water for the City of Rochester and its surrounding communities for more than 100 years. While the City of Rochester allows public access for fishing, hiking, nature study, boating, and hunting, usage is limited to activities that will not compromise water quality.
Visitors are asked to respect the very sensitive area as a source of public drinking water.
Visit the Department of Environmental Conservation online to learn more about which activities are subject to rules and regulations in the area.