Onanda Park

4965 County Road 16, Canandaigua, NY 14424



Located in the souther portion of the Town along County Road 16, Onanda Park is the Town of Canandaigua's largest park.  The park is split into a lakeside portion (7 acres) and an upland portion.  This park has been outfitted with 15 cabins, 5 pavilions and 3 lodges.  The uplands, home to 7 of the 15 cabins, consists of seventy-three acres of hillside including a two mile hiking path through pristine wilderness, pavilions with beautiful views of the lake, and is home to winter activities, like sledding and snow shoeing to those brave enough.  The uplands provide some overflow parking for guests on the lakeside portion.  

Onanda was originally started as a YWCA Camp just before the turn of the century.  It was purchased in 1989 through cooperative effort between New York State and the Town of Canandaigua, and was officially opened in 1990 to the public. Fishing, swimming, family picnics, and gatherings are always popular at this year-round recreation area.


Swimming is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty. The 2019 Swimming Schedule is as follows:

May 25 - June 14  -- 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

June 15 - August 16 -- 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 

August 17 - September 2 -- 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Onanda Park FAQs:

  • Shore fishing at Onanda is allowed year round.
  • Car-top canoes and kayaks are allowed to launch from Onanda Park on a regular basis and are subject to rules posted at the lake. (TRAILERED BOATS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED
  • Boat launching is only permitted November 15 to April 15, and is subject to availability. For more information on boat launching and fishing regulations contact Troy Bennett at tbennett@townofcanandaigua.org

Important Reminders:

  • No alcohol is permitted in any Town Park
  • No pets (other than service animals) allowed on the lake side  (dogs are permitted upland if on a leash or restrained)
  • No roller-blading, skateboarding, or biking on the lake side 



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