About 25 miles south of Rochester, Conesus Lake is the western-most of the Finger Lakes. Conesus derives its name from the Native American word for “always beautiful.” Like the other minor Finger Lakes, Conesus Lake is smaller and quieter than the major lakes. The shoreline around Conesus Lake is largely occupied by private homes with year-round residents. A few campgrounds and B&B’s can be found at the northern tip of the lake in Lakeville, the largest community directly on Conesus Lake. The towns of Livonia and Conesus anchor the northern and southern ends of the lake, respectively. Fishing, boating and water skiing are among the popular activities on the lake in summertime. The Conesus lake shoreline is home to an extraordinary kind of rock known as a Turtle Stone. These rocks are shaped like a turtle shell on the outside however, when you break these rocks open you will find crystal geodes inside.
There are a handfull of launch sites (mostly cartop) on Conesus Lake. There is a public boat launch site in Livonia and two marinas in Conesus where you can also rent a boat. See our list of boat launch sites, boat rentals and more on our Conesus Lake Boating Guide.
Fishing is particularly good on Conesus Lake, especially for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rock bass and northern pike. In winter, Conesus Lake is a great spot for ice fishing as well but, ice fishing shelters are prohibited by the local Health ordinance. You might also catch: Alewife, Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Smallmouth Bass, Tiger Musky, Walleye, Yellow Perch. Finger Lakes regulations apply
Long Point Beach Park Address: 5325-5345 Long Point Park, Geneseo, NY 14454. Located in Geneseo, New York, about halfway down the westside of Conesus Lake is a small town park beach and swimming area perfect for families with young children. This is the only public access beach for Conesus Lake.
Tree House Creations Address:4677 Lakeville Groveland Road, Geneseo, New York 14454 Website Treehouse Creations,one of Tripadvisor’s top 5 things to do in Geneseo, was created by Joe Ferrero and his wife for their kids but is now open to the public. Its a growing treehouse “village” that consists of themed tree houses that are all connected. The treeouse is on their private residence and is by appointment only. Visit their facebook page to book your appointment.
National War Plane Museum Address: 3489 Big Tree Ln, Geneseo, NY 14454 Phone: (585) 243-2100 Website:https://nationalwarplanemuseum.com/ Dedicated to the preservation of WWII, Korean War, and Vietnam era aircraft, equipment, and the stories of the men and women who served our country at home and abroad. See their vast collection of war planes where you can touch and even sit in the cockpit while learning about american avaiation during that era. You can also book a plane flight or see an airshow during at their events. Winter and Summer hours may defer. See their website for current information and upcoming events.
Minnehan’s Fun Center Address: 5601 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, NY 14480 Phone: (585) 346-2684 Website: https://minnehansgokart.com/ The whole family will enjoy a day of go-cart racing, arcade games, mini golf, batting cages and more.
Deer Run Winery Address: 3772 West Lake Road, Geneseo, NY 1445 Phone: 585-346-0850 Website: https://www.deerrunwinery.com/ A 5 acre vineyard where Vidal, Valvin Muscat, Noiret, Corot Noir, Traminette, Marechal Foch & Frontenac varieties grow. They host a variety of wine themed events, as well as weddings. See their events calendar for upcoming activities. Wine & Travel Partner discount: 1 free tasting (1x use) and 15% off wine bottle purchase (unlimited) Not a WTC member? Join Today by downloading the free app to receive this and other discounts all around the finger lakes region.