"Canandaigua, NY.... Lake, Wine country" Canandaigua by davecallahan

Canandaigua Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 135 photos

My paternal relatives are from Canandaigua. They live in Shortsville and downtown Canandaigua. Canandaigua was settled and made into a township shortly after the American Revolution. There are many old homes in the area that reflect the different architectures of the 18th and 19th centuries.

The town is very busy for a small town. There is a major marina to the south of town. Two major roads(used for people heading to and from wine-country) converge just north of the marina.

The best part of the city's history (as far as I am concerned) was the now-gone Roseland Park. To this day, I cannot drive by the new picnic-playground area they have constructed without thinking of the great roller coaster and bumping cars and cotton candy that used to be there.

Now the area is part of the Finger Lakes wine trail and has replaced quiet two lane highways with 6-lane media-separated thoroughfares. But the heart of the city is still old buildings and narrow streets reminiscent of bygone days (even if the traffic nowadays is so thick you can walk across the street on the car tops without touching the pavement).

an informative website about Canandaigua is:

official websites for Canandaigua are:

There are about 11000 people in the city; 8000 of them in the town

wikipedia info:
11000 people, 4800 homes, 2700 families. 96% caucasian of Italian-German heritage. household income is $38000

ZIPCODE 14424 is Canandaigua, the county seat in Ontario County
ZIPCODE 14425 is Canandaigua or Farmington
042-53-09N 077-16-53W
42.886111, -77.281656
Area Code 585

interesting facts

Canandaigua is Iroquois Indian for "Chosen Spot" (Ga Nunda Gai Kwa)(Kanandarque).

The Emergency Service in Canadaigua has won distinguished awards many times over the last decades.

There is an Octagon (eight sided) house in Canandaigua

  • Last visit to Canandaigua: Jan 2009
  • Intro Updated Mar 23, 2009
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