The Friends of the

Finger Lakes Museum

Conesus Lake

Conesus Lake flows south to north, from its inlet in the Town of Conesus to its outlet, Conesus Creek, in Lakeville, a hamlet in the Town of Livonia in Livingston County. Conesus provides water to the 15,000 residents of Avon and Geneseo. 

  • events on Conesus

  • volunteer opportunities on Conesus

  • donate to the Conesus Lake friends of the FLM


Both of these lakes are water resevoirs to Rochester. Hemlock and Canadice are considered part of the Little Lakes. Conesus is the third. 

  • events on Hemlock/Canadice

  • volunteer opportunities on Conesus

  • donate to the Hemlock/Canadice friends of the FLM



A favorite for biking, the 19 mile trip can be hiked in one day. One of the Finger Lakes that does completely freeze in the winter. 

  • events on Honeoye 

  • volunteer opportunities on Honeoye

  • donate to the Honeoye friends of the FLM



Named the "Chosen Spot" by the Native Americans, this lake is home to one of two islands in the Finger Lakes. 

  • events on Canandaigua

  • volunteer opportunities on Canandaigua

  • donate to the Canandaigua friends of the FLM



The ideal area around this lake makes this perfect for wineries and grape growing. Only lake in the country that flows north and south.  The "Y" shaped lake of the region. 

  • events on Keuka

  • volunteer opportunities on Keuka

  • donate to the Keuka friends of the FLM



Seneca Lake accounts for more than 50% of the water in the Finger Lakes. Many of the steamboats and barges that transported goods and people in the 1800s are now at the bottom of the lake, located on the southern point and maintained for scuba diving. 

  • events on Seneca

  • volunteer opportunities on Seneca

  • donate to the Seneca friends of the FLM


The longest Finger Lake at 40 miles. Home to Frontenac Island, one of two islands in the Finger Lakes. Home to Cornell University. 

  •  events on Cayuga

  • volunteer opportunities on Cayuga

  • donate to the Cayuga friends of the FLM



The 6th largest lake of the Finger Lakes, Owasco supplies more than 70% of the water to Cayuga County.

  • events on Owasco

  • volunteer opportunities on Owasco

  • donate to the Owasco friends of the FLM



One of the highest lakes in the region, it is 863 above sea level. It is one of only six unfiltered water sources in the country. 

  • events on Skaneateles

  • volunteer opportunities on Skaneateles

  • donate to the Skaneateles friends of the FLM



6 miles long and 1 mile long, the shallow depth make this perfect for swimming and boating in the summer. 

  • events on Otisco

  • volunteer opportunities on Otisco

  • donate to the Otisco friends of the FLM


3369 Guyanoga Road

 Branchport, NY 14418

Tel: 315-595-2200

A Cultural and Natural History Museum