Discover Our Area

Sutherland House Victorian Bed & Breakfast is located minutes from the northern tip of Canandaigua Lake, in the heart of the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Central New York.  A few facts about our location:

  • Closest Airport – Rochester International, 35 minutes west
  • Closest Major Highway – Interstate 90 (NYS Thruway)
  • 1 mile from downtown Canandaigua
  • 1.5 miles to Lake Canandaigua
  • 30 minutes to Rochester
  • 90 minutes to Corning
  • 90 minutes to Buffalo
  • 2 hours to Niagara Falls, Cananda
  • 3 hours to Albany
  • 5 hours to NYC

About the Finger Lakes Region and Canadaigua, New York

Canandaigua and the Finger Lakes region of New York is the host of numerous activities throughout the year. Whether it is spring, summer, fall, or winter, in this bustling area you are never at a loss as to find a way to spend your time. Outdoor activities for all seasons will keep you busy – water sports, hiking, cycling, or skiing, among other things. Go “waterfalling” to view the beautiful waterfalls in the area. The Wine Trails and Brewery Trails host many wineries and breweries, as well as fantastic festivals. Routes 5 and 20 are an antique shoppers dream. The same route is filled with historic sites and museums. The very popular Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (“CMAC”) is the host of numerous concerts and top acts during the summer season. Here is just a sampling of the hundreds of activities and festivals which help to make this area so special.

We would be happy to assist with planning your visit, and we are able to suggest an itinerary based upon your interests. There are also several website which provide a wealth of information about the area and events. Visit the Finger Lakes Visitor’s Connection, the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, or the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance.

  • Wineries & Breweries
  • Theater & The Arts
  • Outdoor Experiences
  • History & Museums
  • Festivals & Events
  • Foodie & Dining
  • Antiques & Shopping
Wineries & Breweries

Wineries & Breweries

With more than 100 wineries within a one hour’s drive of Canandaigua, and almost as many breweries and distilleries, you will never get thirsty! There is something for everyone in the Finger Lakes – all types of wine, from the driest Riesling or Cabernet-Franc to the sweetest Ice Wine, from the hoppiest craft brew to the smoothest spirits, you can find it here. Many guests spend their days tasting the area’s products. We would be happy to suggest a route and itinerary based upon your personal preferences. Throughout the year, the individual wine trails also host a number of festivals and events.

Outdoor Experiences

Outdoor Experiences

Beach and Picnic Areas

Sutherland House is only 1.5 miles from the North end of Canandaigua Lake, there you will find Kershaw Park where you can picnic, sunbath, swim, walk, relax and launch kayaks and canoes. If you are looking for something a bit outside of the hustle and bustle of town, just 20 minutes from Sutherland House is Onanda Park, where you will find a swimming area, gorgeous views of the hills and water, and a beautiful picnic area. We would be happy to provide a beach towel and chair for your use, and give you directions to the nearest stores or the Canandaigua Farmers Market (when in season) to gather all your picnic supplies! Additional information is set forth in the Town of Canandaigua website.

Boating and Water Sports

Tour the lake via water – take a ride on the Canandaigua Lady, or rent a boat and cruise on your own. Or, for our adventure seekers, explore the lake on a canoe or kayak, or enjoy a day paddle boardingsailboarding, or windsurfing. You can also leisurely spend your time fishing or ice fishing at many spots along the lake!

*We have secure indoor storage to safely keep your canoe, kayak, small trailer, or other outdoor sporting equipment safe while you stay with us!

Boat rentals are available through German BrothersSeager Marine, and Sutter’s Canandaigua Marina.


Bristol Mountain – Downhill skiing, cross country/Nordic trails – only 15 minutes away

Brantling Ski Slopes


There are a number of organized hiking areas and trails throughout the area. Check out the Finger Lakes Hiking Guide, which provides some hints at preparing as well as a list of the areas favorite trails. Some of the most popular areas are:

Onanda Park – 20 minutes down the west side of Canandaigua Lake, with miles and miles of trails

Ontario County Park – the highest scenic point in Western NY – mountain biking and hiking

Canandaigua Vista Nature Preserve

Letchworth State Park , often referred as the “Grand Canyon of the East”, and Watkins Glen State Park, are among the top rated parks in the nation. Both parks have beautiful waterfalls and nature areas.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding – Copper Creek Farm – offers trail rides. Reservations required. 585-289-4441

Susan Blair Equus Center and Farm 585-208-8826

Painted Bar Stables

Bicycling and Mountain Biking

Other Outdoor Activities

Niagara Falls – enjoy a day trip and experience the beauty of Niagara Falls

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures

Hot Air Ballooning

Liberty Balloon Co.  can easily launch right from Sutherland House! 


Foodie & Dining

Foodie & Dining


You will find restaurants offering everything from authentic Mexican to French and Italian cuisine all located less than 10 minutes from Sutherland House! We will be happy to suggest a restaurant based upon your tastes, and to make your reservations for a great meal! 

For something different, try New York Kitchen , which offers cooking classes (reservations are required), wine tasting, and a restaurant. Or, try the Finger Lakes Food Tours , a great way to sample some of the areas best food offerings!

These are many restaurants in the area, but here are a few of our favorites:

In the Canandaigua Lake Area:

Bon Ami

Prosecco Italian Restaurant and Jazz Bar

Rio Tomatlan


Eric’s Office Restaurant



Finger Lakes Public House

Laguna Grande


The Green Front

Warfield’s Restaurant and Bakery

Brews and Brats

Roots Cafe

In the area of Geneva and Seneca Lake:

FLX Table

Ports Cafe

Kindred Fare

Beef and Brew


Antiques & Shopping

Antiques & Shopping

In addition to a number of wonderful shops on our Main Street, just 1.5 miles from Sutherland House, the area is filled with antique shops and outlet malls. Visit these websites to get a flavor of all of the area has to offer:

Ontario Antique Mall 

NYS Routes 5 and 20 Antique Trail

Waterloo Premium Outlets

Eastview Mall

Sutherland House Victorian Bed & Breakfast

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