Canandaigua Lake

Canandaigua Lake

DID YOU KNOW? When the Seneca tribe inhabited the area, they would burn tobacco around the shores of the lake to give thanks for a plentiful harvest. This tradition continues today as the “Ring of Fire,” a celebration during which residents light fires and flares around the lake. The Canandaigua Lady, a replica paddleboat from the 1800s, continues the tradition of the once-flourishing steam and paddleboat passenger services on the lake.