Lakefront Park is the eastern-most park on Canandaigua Lake’s north shore. Visitors might assume that Lakefront Park is part of Kershaw Park but it’s actually a separate park
Lakefront Park has a public dock donated to the City of Canandaigua. To the east of the public dock you’ll find the Canandaigua Lady, an authentic paddle wheeler.
Here’s how Lakefront Park looks today:
For several decades, Roseland Park amusement rides operated on the north shore of Canandaigua Lake. Here’s one that I used to ride over the lake:
Visit the park and see if you find those two red bases today. I miss the double row of huge willow trees that used to line the path. Those trees are visible on the left side of the photo.
When Roseland closed, developers purchased the land to build a hotel complex. That complex, called Finger Lakes Resort, is now under construction, and will consist of a hotel, restaurant, condominiums and conference center. Here’s how it looked in April, 2019:
The City of Canandaigua bought two surplus parcels from the developer resulting in the creation of Lakefront Park and Lagoon Park.
Here’s a map to Lakefront Park: