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)
- 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. Here is just a sampling of the hundreds of activities and festivals which help to make this area so special.
Finger Lakes Region Activities
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 boarding, sailboarding, 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!
There are a number of organized hiking areas and trails throughout the area. 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
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 – Copper Creek Farm – offers trail rides. Reservations required. 585-289-4441
Susan Blair Equus Center and Farm 585-208-8826
Painted Bar Stables
Hot Air Ballooning
Liberty Balloon Co. can easily launch right from Sutherland House!
You will find restaurants offering everything from authentic Mexican cuisine to fresh seafood 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!
New York Kitchen - The New York Kitchen has so much to offer, including cooking classes, wine tasting, and a restaurant
Finger Lakes Food Tours - Finger Lakes food tours are a great way to sample some of the areas best food offerings!
Canandaigua Wine Trail - enjoy the day exploring wineries, breweries, restaurants, and shops all along the Canandaigua wine trail!
Seneca Wine Trail
Finger Lakes Beer Trail
Susan B. Anthony House
The Eastman Museum
Strong Museum of Play - reminisce on your childhood with a visit to the museum of play and take a look around (and play!) in the vintage arcade, or walk through the beautiful butterfly garden
Granger Homestead and Carriage Museum
Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion Historic Park
Ontario County Historical Society Museum
Corning Museum of Glass
Rose Hill Mansion
Antiques and 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:
NYS Routes 5 and 20
Waterloo Premium Outlets