One of the most scenic in the Finger Lakes


Greetings from the Finger Lakes and welcome to Great Finger Lakes Finds.  Over the next several weeks I’m going to share with you some of the most unique and fun things to see and do here in the Finger Lakes.  I’ll introduce you to some of the people who make it so special and also share some hidden secrets and great favorite foods of the region. 

Canandaigua Lake in winter

Canandaigua Lake in winter

It’s winter in here in Finger Lakes right now and there’s nothing prettier than the freshly fallen snow, the frosty crystal covered trees and, of course, the frozen lakes.  What a view!

Great place to take a family picture
Great place to take a family picture

The first treasure I’d like to share with you is what I think is one of the most beautiful views in the region, the view of Canandaigua Lake from the Overlook on County Rd. #12 near Naples, NY.  It is breathtaking no matter what season and one not to miss.  It’s becoming a family tradition that when our children and their families come home we go each time and take a picture at the Overlook to add to our favorite places and family photos to share.  After we took our family photos we went down along the lake in Woodville and had a great breakfast at Poor Richard’s–a  little diner near the boat launch with GREAT food!  I think that too, will become a family tradition. 

To find the County Rd #12 Overlook, just take Route 21 South out of Canandaigua and head to Naples. Just before entering the Village of Naples (and just a little past Monica’s Pies) is the right turn onto County Rd. #12.  It’s a sharp hairpin turn up the hill so watch for the signs carefully.  About 1/12 miles up the hill you’ll come to the overlook .  Absolutely awesome!  Enjoy!


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One Response to “One of the most scenic in the Finger Lakes”

  1. meg colombo Says:

    This blog has been most enjoyable to read. Thanks for sharing all of the hidden (in plain sight) treasures of this area.

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