Royal View is a warm and wonderful family home located along the northern shore of Honeoye Lake, featuring breathtaking views of the entire lake and majestic hills. This home is located on a lake-level lot, with a concrete breakwall and shallow water with a sandy bottom. You may take a short stroll down the road, to Sandy Bottom Park, which offers numerous amenities, including a large pavilion, picnic area, a sandy beach(with life guard), beach volleyball, with large, grassy, play areas for the children, a great place to relax, watch the boats, or just take in the scenery and breath the fresh air. There is an expansive, wooden decked nature trail that meanders through Sandy Bottom Park, and leads you into the town of Honeoye right by the ice cream stand, and a short walk to the grocery store, restaurants, and shops! This property is convenient to all the town amenities, yet situated in in a very quiet area, with rarely any vehicular traffic.
About the Finger Lakes & Surrounding Area: One of the largest tourism regions in the state, New York’s Finger Lakes covers 9,000 square miles from the southern shore of Lake Ontario to the Pennsylvania border and encompasses 11 parallel lakes spanning the center of New York State like a giant handprint. The most popular lakes located in the Finger Lakes region are: Canandaigua, Cayuga, Conesus, Owasco, Otisco, Honeoye, Keuka, Seneca and Skaneateles. Although each has a name of its own, these thin glacial lakes are most often referred to as a group: the Finger Lakes. This region includes two other famous waterways as well—the historic Erie Canal and Lake Ontario, one of America’s five, fresh-water Great Lakes—plus plenty of navigable rivers and more than 1,000 waterfalls. The 14 counties comprising the Finger Lakes region are Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Wayne, and Yates.
About Honeoye Lake: The name Honeoye, means 'Finger Lying', as named by the Indians that inhabited this area. Total Area is 1,772 acres, with length at, 4.5 miles, the shoreline is 10.8 miles, the maximum depth is 30 feet, maximum width is 0.8 mile, water volume is 9.5 billion gallons, and elevation at 804 feet. Honeoye Lake is one of the smaller Finger Lakes, which enables it to warm up the quickest. Its principle use is for water-based recreation.
Things to Do:
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.
Grimes Glen County Park: This well-preserved Finger Lakes glen is the perfect excursion on a hot summer day!