“Canandaigua” is the Iroquois word for “chosen spot” and the area is truly blessed with spectacular scenery. We’re renowned for our wineries, fruits and vegetables. We enjoy water sports in the spring and summer, snow sports in the winter and beautiful fall foliage. 

The pride and joy of all Canandaigua is the lake. The third largest of the eleven Finger Lakes, its scenic beauty prompted one author to deem it “the Gem of the Inland Lakes.” The splendor of the lake and its surrounding rolling hills combine to make this area truly one of the most beautiful places in the United States. It is not hard to imagine why the Senecas and countless others since then have chosen to settle in Canandaigua.


Be a part of your community. Shop, Dine, and Explore the local merchants and businesses in Canandaigua. With rich history such as Sonnenberg Gardens, Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum, and Ontario County Historical Society and Museum, there’s always something to discover. Attractions such as New York Wine and Culinary Center, and our beautiful downtown Commons Stage keeps Canandaigua the “chosen spot” for modern day living. Canandaigua shopping includes local merchants with one of a kind products, clothing, jewelry, and gifts. Eat local with many options from a gourmet sit down romantic dinner at Casa De Pasta, to a quick bite at Mac’s Philly Steaks. Get to know your merchants and your town on our blog.