Atwater Meadows Park

Destination Site Parking water access


Description: Atwater Meadows is an 18-acre wooded, undeveloped park on the north end of Canandaigua Lake. It offers a small beach area for paddlers to take a rest or picnic and is close to the numerous north end launching sites.  Paddlers can access the lake from West Lake Road via a 1000- foot portage on a trail. Paddlers should be aware that there is poison ivy along the trail and in the woods.

Launching characteristics: 1000-foot portage along a path to a gradually sloped beach launch area

Location: 767 West Lake Drive, Canandaigua, NY

Directions: The footpath is accessible from West Lake Drive, about ¼ mile south of Rt 5&20.  A sign designates the park and parking lot. 

GPS Coordinates:   42.872328, -77.280068

Parking: 6 parking spaces in a gravel parking lot on West Lake Road.

Fees: None

Amenities: this is an unimproved park, so there are no restrooms, water or services on site.

Restrictions/other information: The park is open from 6:00 am to sunset year round.

Closest Emergency Take Out: Canandaigua Lake State Marine Park – 620 South Main Street, Canandaigua, NY

GPS Coordinates: 42.875964, -77.276631

Phone Number and Website: (585) 396-5060



For water trail information contact:
Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council
205 Saltonstall Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 585.396.3630 (Fax) 585.396.5002

Canandaigua Lake Water Trail Disclaimer

Your utilization of this website, Canandaigua Lake Water Trail materials and/or use of the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail acknowledges that you are participating at your own risk.  If you paddle with minor child(ren), you acknowledge that the risks apply to them as well, and you will take any necessary precautions to keep them safe.  Paddling and related activities can be unpredictable and/or dangerous.

Paddlers risk injury and even death from drowning, hypothermia, and other hazards. This website and Canandaigua Lake Water Trail materials do not replace proper planning or instruction by a qualified instructor, nor do they replace the skill, proper equipment, experience, and judgement that every paddler needs.  Be sure to read and follow all safety suggestions.  By paddling on the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail, you understand that there are risks including but not limited to physical injury, pain, and temporary or permanent disability which may arrive from your or others’ actions, inactions, or negligence or the condition of the activity’s location.

The Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council and the Finger Lakes Visitor’s Connection do not own, operate or maintain any of the Canandaigua Lake Water Trail Access Sites. Each access site is owned and operated by separate and independent governmental and non-governmental organizations.  These sites may change without our knowledge and therefore not updated on our website.  By participating, you acknowledge and agree the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Council and its affiliates shall not be liable for any loss or damage of whatever nature (direct, indirect, consequential or other) that may arise as a result of your participation or that of any minor child(ren) under your care in this or any other activities.


For tourism information contact:
Finger Lakes Visitors Connection
25 Gorham Street

Canandaigua, NY 14424
Phone: 877-FUN-IN-NY (877) 386-4669