Spotlight: Conesus Lake
Located 25 miles South of Rochester, New York, Conesus Lake has long been considered the "jewel" of New York's Livingston County. Conesus Lake is the westernmost lake of the Fingerlakes and is 8 miles long with a population of 2,584 residents. Conesus Lake includes portions of the towns of Geneseo, Conesus, Groveland, and Livonia.
Conesus Lake is known as a year round water and sporting recreational destination. Residents and visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, sailing, canoeing/kayaking, swimming, and cycling around the lake in the warm summer months. In the fall and winter many enjoy waterfowl hunting, ice fishing, ice skating, and snowmobiling. It is a rare occasion when the lake does not freeze from end to end.
Originally a Seneca Indian tradition, one of Conesus Lake's most popular events is its annual July 3rd Ring of Fire, sponsored by the Conesus Lake Association. The residents light over 10,000 provided flares that encircle the lake around 10PM each year. A huge Fireworks show at the north end of the lake draws many visitors.
Vitale Park, located at the north end of Conesus Lake holds a concert series every year in June and ending in August. Concerts are held every Sunday and draw many boaters to the end of the lake as well as people to the park itself to watch and listen to the featured bands. Vitale also holds an annual Regatta every July that invites people to enter with "Anything that Floats". The Chip Holt Nature Center is located in the park as well.
One of the greatest things about Conesus Lake is the community. There are great restaurants, wineries, and a brewery. The people are friendly and your neighbors are always there to lend a hand. If you would like to learn more about living on Conesus Lake, such as its great schools, demographics, and more community information, please contact Dawn LoPresto at (585) 794-6887.