The Canandaigua Lake Water Trail is a series of independently-operated access sites focused on enriching non-motorized boating on Canandaigua Lake. The Water Trail features launching sites for paddlers to put in and take out their boats, along with destinations sites for paddlers to stop, rest and explore.

To help paddlers plan their trip, these launch and destination sites are organized into itineraries that can be customized to serve paddlers at various skill levels and accommodate various trip lengths. Paddlers can also plan their own trip using information for individual access sites and paddling distance tables. The Water Trail Action Plan is the guiding document for development of the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail, including short-term implementation and long term enhancement and expansion.

Check out the website for interactive maps, itineraries, and to learn more about the launching and destination sites around Canandaigua Lake. Happy exploring!

The Canandaigua Lake Water Trail was developed by the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council in partnership with the NYS Department of State, the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, the National Park Service, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Ontario County Sheriff’s Department and Yates County Sheriff’s Department, the Finger Lakes Land Trust, the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association, as well as numerous trail groups.