The Scoop on the Best Things to Do Around Canandaigua Lake

Do you have a hankering to get away for a week? We know the feeling! Canandaigua Lake is the perfect place for a vacation, no matter the time of year. There are endless year-round attractions, from skiing in the winter to hiking in the summer. Check out some of our favorite things to do around Canandaigua Lake and find out which rental home is right for you!

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Why Your Family Will Have a Blast at Roseland Waterpark

Are you planning a family vacation with the whole family? Too often, what should be a fun, carefree trip is preceded by weeks of frantic, stressful planning. This is especially true when you are visiting an area for the first time. Finding restaurants, attractions, and entertainment that’s perfect for everyone in your group is no easy challenge. Luckily, the Finger Lakes is home to a wide range of excellent parks, hiking trails, and other fun spots that are sure to please all. If you’re staying near Canandaigua Lake, then Roseland Waterpark is the solution to your planning needs! Discover everything you need to know about it below.

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Visit Roseland Waterpark

Roseland Waterpark is a summer-only attraction located north of Canandaigua Lake. The park is part of the Bristol Mountain family, so you can feel assured that the grounds are going to be well-maintained and there’s plenty of fun to have! It stretches over 56 acres with nine unique rides or games. Whether you’d prefer to spend your day relaxing on the deck or experiencing the twists and turns of the slides, Roseland Waterpark is worth the price of admission! Speaking of, access to the park is just $30.51 per person. There is also a Family Night Special to help you save on your ticket for a group of four on Saturday nights.

Preview the Rides

  • Wave Pool: Catch a wave! This 27,000-square-foot ocean simulator is the park’s most popular ride. You can relax in the shallow end or body surf down the waves (which can reach up to five feet!).
  • Splash Factory: Even the littlest visitors can have fun at Roseland Waterpark. This huge playground is for guests two-feet and shorter. Your kids can enjoy zipping down the slides or playing in the sprinklers.
  • Mammoth Raft Ride: A ride for the whole family! Ride down a raft fit for four kids on this winding path.
  • The Cliff: We hope you’re afraid of heights! The Cliff is the park’s giant slide which features a 65-foot drop. You can reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour!
  • The Twister: Don’t get it twisted. If you’re looking for something with more curves and swerves, The Twister is right for you.
  • Adventure River: Sit back and relax on this 600-foot long lazy river.
  • The Screamer: Grab your tube and get ready for the ride of your life!
  • The Tornado: You’re sure to get swept up by the exciting spins of The Tornado.
  • The Hurricane: 300-feet of water and waves are found within this enclosed slide.

Don’t Forget About Roseland Wake Park!

Roseland Wake Park is next to the waterpark and is the first (and only!) cable wake park in the Northeastern United States. The park has a five-tower cable system and a two-tower training cable system. If you don’t know what that means, you’re probably new to wakeboarding. In that case, consider booking one of the park’s private lessons to get a handle on the sport! They also offer a Learn to Ride class that’s great for guests of all ages.

Book Your Summer Stay Today

Are you ready to splash and laugh at Roseland Waterpark? Then book a home from Finger Lakes Premier Properties! We have an outstanding selection of accommodations on the edge of seven of the 11 lakes. Consider booking Island View, a six-bedroom, four-bathroom house that’s an eight-minute drive from the park! It’s the perfect home for a getaway with the extended family. With a large kitchen and equipped game room, everyone has something to enjoy.

Browse our full inventory and book today! We look forward to having you.

6 Reasons to Sell your Lake House this Spring

Spring signals the awakening of the housing market, especially for buyers looking for lakefront property. If you’re considering selling your lake house, now is the time to list! Here’s why:

1. The Cabin Fever is real. We are just now starting to see the first signs of spring and for many, the only thing that got them through the long, snowy months was the dream of spending sunny days on the lake. Those who spent the winter browsing lakefront listings for inspiration now have the opportunity to get out and see what’s really on the market, especially if they’re coming from out of state. Make sure your home is one of the first ones they see!

2. Average sales prices are up 23%. According to our 2018 Lake Front Real Estate Report, the average sales price for all Finger Lakes increased 23%, with the largest gains occurring on Keuka and Seneca Lakes. It should also be noted that total days on the market are down 10%, meaning lakefront property in the Finger Lakes is selling for more and in less time.

3. It’s a seller’s market. There are far more buyers looking for the lake life than homes on the market, giving an upper hand to the seller in negotiations. It may seem that lakefront property is shielded from fluctuations in the housing market because of affluent buyers, but a recent study found that 55% of prospective vacation rental buyers make under $150k a year. Our advice: sell while the market is strong.

4. Buyers are eager to use their home THIS summer. Listing your lakefront home in the spring gives buyers the appropriate amount of time to tour what’s on the market, make an offer, negotiate, and close with enough time to actually enjoy their new lake house. Summers are so short in upstate New York and buyers want to make good use of their investment. And the sooner you list, the sooner your home will be seen by the thousands of visitors to the Finger Lakes that start pouring in once the weather get warmer.

5. Vacation Rental Potential. Buyers who are looking to purchase your home and make it a vacation rental will want to secure bookings for the summer in order to earn as much income as possible for 2019. Our real estate team provides rental projections for all of our listings, so you might even consider joining our rental program in the future!

6. Spring Cleaning. Chances are you’re going to be cleaning debris from the beach, considering upgrades to the décor, and doing minor repairs around the house this spring. With a minimal extra effort and suggestions from our lakefront real estate specialists, it will be easy to get your home in the ideal condition to sell.


Our real estate team specializes in lakefront home sales, providing you with the top advice, up-to-date market research and years of experience necessary to sell your home to the right buyers and for the right price. Call us today! 844-248-3917

Don’t Miss These Great Spots for Shopping in the Finger Lakes

Whether you’ve forgotten something vital at home or you’re looking for something to do during a rainy day, shopping is a great option all year! The Finger Lakes is home to some fantastic malls scattered all over the region. Check out three of our picks for the best places to go shopping in the Finger Lakes.

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What You’ll See at the Finger Lakes Boating Museum

Big or small, the Finger Lakes Boating Museum has got them all! This is a locally-run institution dedicated to educating the public on the boating heritage of the Finger Lakes. The museum is a perfect example of what makes this region so special. Housed in a historic building near Keuka Lake, the museum has three floors of fascinating exhibits, perfectly preserved vessels, and beautiful murals. Discover why you should add this to your next Finger Lakes getaway, as well as some of the other great museums in the region!

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Where to Find the Best Finger Lakes Paddleboard Rentals

The newest water sport to hit the Finger Lakes region is stand-up paddleboarding! This low-impact activity is well-suited towards a broad range of skill sets and allows visitors to explore these gorgeous lakes easily. In between exploring the local wine trails and visiting some of the outstanding state parks, why not get out on the water for some scenic fun! The first step is to get your equipment. There are some fantastic Finger Lakes paddleboard rental facilities nearby. However, we know an easy trick to get use of a paddleboard for no extra cost! Find out all the details below.

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