Destination guide

Come and chill out in Conesus Lake

Located on the western end of the Finger Lakes region in the heart of Upstate New York, the 8-mile-long stretch of wooded banks, boating jetties, pretty state parks, and picnic points that is Conesus Lake continues to draw humble crowds of travelers throughout the year. That makes it a quiet and peaceful place to experience the natural beauty of north-eastern America, spending days fishing, boating, barbecuing, and mingling with the locals. Conesus Lake vacation rentals are also a great launch pad for explorations to Rochester, Buffalo, Lake Ontario, and the Niagara Falls.

Things to do

Break away from Conesus Lake

After you've sailed away from the Conesus Lake Public Boat Launch and skimmed your stones off Pebble Beach, it's time to make the most of the wondrous attractions that pepper the greater Finger Lakes region. A short drive to the west will open the rugged valley of the Letchworth State Park. Hailed as the "Grand Canyon of the East", this one's sheer-cut rock faces and babbling rivers are not to be missed. Meanwhile, there's plenty of tasting to be had at the Deer Run Winery, and organic food excursions in the Honeyhill Farm _ both close to the banks of Consensus itself.


Serene days on Conesus Lake

There's rarely a vacation as relaxing as the one you're going to spend on Conesus Lake. Between sessions of kayaking along the handsome wooded shores and wine-tasting excursions to the nearby Niagara vineyards, of boating trips across to the opposite banks and walking on the trails of the pretty state parks, you'll have oodles of time to contemplate, reflect, and take in the natural side of New York. Fishing is another big draw here _ consider Conesus Lake vacation rentals close to the water's edge for a prime spot.


Cracking ice and sunny picnic spots on Conesus Lake

Choosing when to book a Conesus Lake vacation rentals is one of the most important decisions you can make when it comes to planning a jaunt to Upstate New York. That's because the whole region changes dramatically with the seasons. Take winter, between November and March, when the water freezes over, and bobbing pontoons are replaced with purring snowmobiles. Compare that to summer and the most popular months of June, July, and August, when you'll get picnic spots and state beaches on the water's edge. Spring is pretty too, while October visits mean seeing the forests change color.

Natural features

Conesus Lake carves through northern New York State

Conesus Lake is just the westernmost of the so-called Finger Lakes, which wiggle their way in elongated stretches of water through the heartlands of Upstate New York. Undulating hills and clutches of chestnut, oak, and maple forest cover much of the region, and there are some state parks you simply shouldn't miss. The reserve at Letchworth is one of them, offering carved canyons, roaring waterfalls, the meanders of the Genesee River, and breathtaking lookouts over deep gorges.

Can I find a vacation rental around Conesus Lake?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 86 vacation rentals near Conesus Lake. From 48 Houses to 29 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Conesus Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Conesus Lake?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Conesus Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Finger Lakes: 1,453 vacation rentals
  • Upstate New York: 3,598 vacation rentals
  • Rochester: 114 vacation rentals
  • Canandaigua: 154 vacation rentals
  • Conesus: 108 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Conesus Lake! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Conesus Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Conesus Lake:

  • Rochester: 114 rentals
  • Canandaigua: 154 rentals
  • Conesus: 108 rentals
  • Naples: 502 rentals
  • Honeoye: 122 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Conesus Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Conesus Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Stony Brook State Park: 108 rentals
  • Mendon Ponds Park: 164 rentals
  • Rochester Institute of Technology: 91 rentals
  • Sandy Bottom Park: 268 rentals
  • Honeoye Falls-Mendon Historical Society Museum: 236 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Conesus Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.