Canandaigua Ice Cream Shops

At this Canandaigua Lake vacation rental cottage you can find 3 ice cream shops nearby.  You can walk to 2 on Lakeshore Drive in less than 30 minutes. 

Abbott’s Frozen Custard

 

Located right on Lakeshore Drive, Abbott’s Frozen Custard overlooks Kershaw Park.

Abbott’s is part of the Pinnacle North multi-use development.

It has shaded seating and indoor tables as well, if you want to get out of the sun.


Scoops Ice Cream

Scoops Ice Cream is the oldest ice cream stand on the Canandaigua’s Lakeshore Drive.

Popular with locals, it used to be Carvels, and then became an independent business.  They serve Perry’s hand-scooped ice cream and soft custard.

Cheshire Farms Creamery

Cheshire Farms Creamery resulted from a partnership of two dairy farmer wives wanting to promote local agriculture.

Their vision became a big success, as locals flock to the air-conditioned store on warm summer evenings.  It’s next to another local favorite, Casa Italiana deli & pizzeria on Parrish Street.

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Canandaigua Rainy Day Activities

Even when it rains there’s still plenty to enjoy

When you stay at a Canandaigua vacation rental, July is typically our warmest and driest month.  Occasionally, we get brief afternoon thunderstorms coming across the lake – spectacular to watch safely from inside the cottage.

In the rare event that it rains during your vacation, here are some nearby indoor activities your family might enjoy:

Roseland Bowl & Family Fun Center

Roseland Bowling, laser tag & amusements

Canandaigua Theaters  Located a mile from the cottage, this movie theater has several screens with something always playing.

Strong Museum of Play  This museum is 35 miles north, in Rochester, New York.  Children will enjoy the many on-hands exhibits.  Adults will feel nostalgic seeing the toys they grew up with.

Eastview Mall GlowGolf  I haven’t tried this yet but for putt-putt golf fans, this would be a lot of fun.  Eastview Mall is one of the last thriving malls left in the country.  You could spend a half day just looking at all the stores.

Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions that you may have regarding this vacation rental cottage, Canandaigua Lake, things to see and do, availability, booking or anything else on your mind. We’re online every day and more than happy to help make your stay in the heart of the Finger Lakes a fabulous one!

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Activities for Kids & Teens

A young and vibrant area, Canandaigua offers a variety of activities. Nothing shows this better than one of our area’s largest private employers, Bristol Mountain.

Over the years, Bristol Mountain Ski Resort grew from one of several small ski hills to the premier winter destination anywhere between the Adirondacks and the Rockies.

In the last few years, Bristol branched out into summer recreation. The Waterpark & Wakepark are within a mile of the cottage. The aerial park & zipline tour are just 15 minutes away.

Want to get the kids excited about this vacation? Check out these videos:

Roseland Waterpark

Roseland Wakepark

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventure Park

Bristol Mountain Zipline Tours

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Boating: Non-motorized Watercraft, Pontoons & Marinas

There are several ways to boat on Canandaigua Lake.

Canandaigua Sailboarding

A long-time business on Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua Sailboarding offers lessons and rental of kayaks, windsurfers, SUP’s & water bikes.

It also has SCUBA gear for sale.

Meet the owner of Canandaigua Sailboarding
Our cottage is by the narrator’s left shoulder

Rent a Pontoon Boat

Several nearby marinas offer pontoon rentals by the day or by the week.  Popular each summer, these boats rent quickly, so make your reservations early.  Choose from:

  • Sutter’s Marina (pontoon boat)
  • German Brothers Marina (pontoon boat)
  • Smith Boys Marina (pontoon boat)
  • Seager Marine (boat service)

Daydream Sailing

Daydream Sailing, Canandaigua NY

For an unforgettable experience on Canandaigua Lake, take a sail with Daydream Sailing.

You’ll find this brightly painted sailboat by the north end of Canandaigua Lake, on a mooring off east side of City Pier. Daydream has an experienced crew.  Weather permitting, the boat sails Friday through Sunday, and Holidays.  Reservations required.  They offer morning, afternoon or sunset sailing, customized to your schedule.

Feel Free to Ask

Don’t hesitate to ask us any questions that you may have regarding the cottage.  This includes Canandaigua Lake, things to see and do, availability, booking or anything else on your mind. We’re online every day.  We’re more than happy to help make your stay in the heart of the Finger Lakes a fabulous one!

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