Best lakes in Rochester

Check out the top lakes in Rochester, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Silver Lake Park
1. Silver Lake Park
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8 local reviews
770 W Silver Lake Dr NE, Rochester
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
(507) 281-6160
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Alex + Emily
Take a leisurely stroll around the lake located near downtown Rochester. Here you are sure to see Canadian…
Mary & Ivan
Part of the Trail system-1.8 miles around the lake. Lots of geese though so be cautious where you step…
Jill
Enjoy biking, rollerblading, jogging, observing the Giant Canada geese, and strolling around Silver Lake…
1. Silver Lake Park
1. Silver Lake Park
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8 local reviews
770 W Silver Lake Dr NE, Rochester
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
(507) 281-6160
Alex + Emily
Alex + Emily
Take a leisurely stroll around the lake located near downtown Rochester. Here you are sure to see Canadian Geese all over the place…
Mary & Ivan
Mary & Ivan
Part of the Trail system-1.8 miles around the lake. Lots of geese though so be cautious where you step. Amenities: Baseball,Football…
Jill
Jill
Enjoy biking, rollerblading, jogging, observing the Giant Canada geese, and strolling around Silver Lake. Paddleboat, canoe, tandem bikes,…
2. Hook & Spoon
2. Hook & Spoon
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8 local reviews
5870 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(585) 346-2999
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Gloria
Right on the north end of Conesus Lake! Great food selection, outdoor seating in good weather and occasional…
Kelly
It's located right on the water in the North End of Conesus Lake. Boasts both a large bar and dining area.
Christopher
Good food on Conesus Lake, great views! Indoor outdoor seating in good weather.
2. Hook & Spoon
2. Hook & Spoon
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8 local reviews
5870 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville
Open · Closes 9:00 PM
(585) 346-2999
Gloria
Gloria
Right on the north end of Conesus Lake! Great food selection, outdoor seating in good weather and occasional live music.
Kelly
Kelly
It's located right on the water in the North End of Conesus Lake. Boasts both a large bar and dining area.
Christopher
Christopher
Good food on Conesus Lake, great views! Indoor outdoor seating in good weather.
3. Durand Eastman Park
3. Durand Eastman Park
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6 local reviews
Durand Eastman Park, Rochester
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Wendy
Durand Eastman Park was formally dedicated on May 22, 1909 and is currently 977 acres. The 5,000 feet of Lake…
Alan & Kelly
This 977 acre park includes beach access to Lake Ontario, wooded nature trails among the hills, and a ghost…
Patti
Great Park - Great Beaches. This is where I swim in the summer months - beach is off Lake Shore Blvd. The…
3. Durand Eastman Park
3. Durand Eastman Park
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6 local reviews
Durand Eastman Park, Rochester
Wendy
Wendy
Durand Eastman Park was formally dedicated on May 22, 1909 and is currently 977 acres. The 5,000 feet of Lake Ontario waterfront at Durand…
Alan & Kelly
Alan & Kelly
This 977 acre park includes beach access to Lake Ontario, wooded nature trails among the hills, and a ghost story for those looking for…
Patti
Patti
Great Park - Great Beaches. This is where I swim in the summer months - beach is off Lake Shore Blvd. The water can get in the mid 70's *F.
4. Ontario Beach Park
4. Ontario Beach Park
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8 local reviews
Lake Ave, Rochester
+1 585-865-3320
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Anthony
Ontario Beach Park, a 39-acre park that has natural sandy beaches, is located off of the Northwest quadrant of…
MacClurg
Located on Lake Ontario a NE USA"great lake" with picnic tables, cook stoves, shelters, pier, boardwalk,…
Megan
The endless view of Lake Ontario, a well-kept public beach, a variety of restaurants on the Port of Rochester,…
4. Ontario Beach Park
4. Ontario Beach Park
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8 local reviews
Lake Ave, Rochester
+1 585-865-3320
Anthony
Anthony
Ontario Beach Park, a 39-acre park that has natural sandy beaches, is located off of the Northwest quadrant of the city on the shores of…
MacClurg
MacClurg
Located on Lake Ontario a NE USA"great lake" with picnic tables, cook stoves, shelters, pier, boardwalk, popular volleyball team location;…
Megan
Megan
The endless view of Lake Ontario, a well-kept public beach, a variety of restaurants on the Port of Rochester, and great people watching.
5. Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
5. Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
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4 local reviews
70 Lighthouse St, Rochester
Premise
Alan & Kelly
This is not only Lake Ontario's oldest surviving lighthouse, but also the oldest ACTIVE lighthouse. (United…
Anthony
The Charlotte – Genesee Lighthouse is the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Ontario. It was constructed in 1822…
Linda & Ken
Take a tour of Americas oldest surving light hosue on lake ontario.
5. Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
5. Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
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4 local reviews
70 Lighthouse St, Rochester
Alan & Kelly
Alan & Kelly
This is not only Lake Ontario's oldest surviving lighthouse, but also the oldest ACTIVE lighthouse. (United States Coast Guard Light List…
Anthony
Anthony
The Charlotte – Genesee Lighthouse is the oldest active lighthouse on Lake Ontario. It was constructed in 1822 and was only recently…
Linda & Ken
Linda & Ken
Take a tour of Americas oldest surving light hosue on lake ontario.
6. Deer Run Winery
6. Deer Run Winery
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8 local reviews
3772 W Lake Rd, Geneseo
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 585-346-0850
Point of interestFoodEstablishment
Kelly
The oldest operating winery on beautiful Conesus Lake! Thursday Night Summer Concert Series Every Thursday…
Jenn
An up and coming wineries in the Finger Lakes having won the prestigious Silver Medal at the FLs International…
6. Deer Run Winery
6. Deer Run Winery
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8 local reviews
3772 W Lake Rd, Geneseo
Open · Closes 6:00 PM
+1 585-346-0850
Kelly
Kelly
The oldest operating winery on beautiful Conesus Lake! Thursday Night Summer Concert Series Every Thursday throughout the summer…
Jenn
Jenn
An up and coming wineries in the Finger Lakes having won the prestigious Silver Medal at the FLs International Wine Competition for the 2003…
7. Durand Eastman Park
7. Durand Eastman Park
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11 local reviews
570 Lake Shore Boulevard, Rochester
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 585-753-7275
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Anthony
Durand Eastman Park is either a relaxing summer getaway, or a challenging winter adventure. The park spans…
Rebecca
This park is along the Lake Ontario shore. Many hiking and cross country trails. Lots of wildlife,…
7. Durand Eastman Park
7. Durand Eastman Park
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11 local reviews
570 Lake Shore Boulevard, Rochester
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 585-753-7275
Anthony
Anthony
Durand Eastman Park is either a relaxing summer getaway, or a challenging winter adventure. The park spans across 977 acres, 5,000 feet of…
Rebecca
Rebecca
This park is along the Lake Ontario shore. Many hiking and cross country trails. Lots of wildlife, especially birds.
8. Ontario Beach Park
8. Ontario Beach Park
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6 local reviews
50 Beach Ave, Rochester
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 585-753-7275
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Christopher
Grab some Abbott's frozen custard and walk the 3/4 mile pier out into the lake or kick off your shoes and…
Sam
You get a nice view of Lake Ontario. Nice board walk and seeing animals like ducks and goose.
8. Ontario Beach Park
8. Ontario Beach Park
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6 local reviews
50 Beach Ave, Rochester
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+1 585-753-7275
Christopher
Christopher
Grab some Abbott's frozen custard and walk the 3/4 mile pier out into the lake or kick off your shoes and lounge in the large sand beach…
Sam
Sam
You get a nice view of Lake Ontario. Nice board walk and seeing animals like ducks and goose.
9. Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant
9. Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant
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4 local reviews
1290 Lake Road, Webster
+1 585-265-3850
RestaurantBarFood
Tim
Good for appetizers and a drink at the bar. Or try coffee , dessert, or wine on the lawn overlooking the…
Linda & Ken
Upscale lunch or dinner on the shores of Lake Ontario. Fine dining, spirits, and entertainment.
9. Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant
9. Hedges Nine Mile Point Restaurant
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4 local reviews
1290 Lake Road, Webster
+1 585-265-3850
Tim
Tim
Good for appetizers and a drink at the bar. Or try coffee , dessert, or wine on the lawn overlooking the lake.
Linda & Ken
Linda & Ken
Upscale lunch or dinner on the shores of Lake Ontario. Fine dining, spirits, and entertainment.
10. Ember Woodfire Grill
10. Ember Woodfire Grill
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17 local reviews
21 Livonia Station, Livonia
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 585-346-0222
RestaurantFoodPoint of interest
Kelly
Nestled in the Finger Lakes region between Conesus Lake and Hemlock Lake, Ember is a hospitality forward,…
Astrid
You can bring your own finger lakes wine to drink with dinner! It's located in a quaint renovated train…
10. Ember Woodfire Grill
10. Ember Woodfire Grill
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17 local reviews
21 Livonia Station, Livonia
Open · Closes 9:30 PM
+1 585-346-0222
Kelly
Kelly
Nestled in the Finger Lakes region between Conesus Lake and Hemlock Lake, Ember is a hospitality forward, non-traditional, sharing…
Astrid
Astrid
You can bring your own finger lakes wine to drink with dinner! It's located in a quaint renovated train station.
11. Vitale Park
11. Vitale Park
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4 local reviews
5828 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 585-346-3710
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Kelly
Featuring picnic tables, gazebo, playground, fishing access to Conesus Lake and free Summer Sunday Night…
Leah
Park and playground, local boating hang out, Sunday night concerts on the lake.
11. Vitale Park
11. Vitale Park
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4 local reviews
5828 Big Tree Rd, Lakeville
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 585-346-3710
Kelly
Kelly
Featuring picnic tables, gazebo, playground, fishing access to Conesus Lake and free Summer Sunday Night Concerts. The park also includes…
Leah
Leah
Park and playground, local boating hang out, Sunday night concerts on the lake.
12. Marge's Lakeside Inn
12. Marge's Lakeside Inn
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7 local reviews
4909 Culver Road, Rochester
Open · Closes 11:45 PM
+1 585-323-1020
BarNight clubLodging
Christopher
Begun as a speakeasy, Marge's has been in business since the end of prohibition. The bar has it's own private…
Matthew And Louise
Classic Tiki bar right on Lake Ontario. Must visit if you can catch them during opening hours.
12. Marge's Lakeside Inn
12. Marge's Lakeside Inn
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7 local reviews
4909 Culver Road, Rochester
Open · Closes 11:45 PM
+1 585-323-1020
Christopher
Christopher
Begun as a speakeasy, Marge's has been in business since the end of prohibition. The bar has it's own private beach on the lake so bring…
Matthew And Louise
Matthew And Louise
Classic Tiki bar right on Lake Ontario. Must visit if you can catch them during opening hours.