If you're looking to shred through the water on a wakeboard, there's an opportunity for you like no other in the Finger Lakes.
Make a trip to beautiful Muar Lake in Canandaigua to spend a day at the Roseland Wake Park, home to the first and only Cable Wake Park in the northeast. As you could guess, they specialize in wakeboarding and provide an incredibly unique way to do it.
The Cable Wake Park is a 5-tower, full-sized cable system that pulls wakeboarders across the water through a series of obstacles. You don't have to be an expert to try it either. The additional 2-tower system can be used by both beginners and advanced wakeboarders.
The best way to imagine the course is that it's like a terrain park on water. The full-sized cable system, of which can pull up to 9 riders, leads riders through a variety of ramps and rails through the park.
There are several different Park Pass options available. They include 2-hour, 4-hour, all day and all season passes. Similar to a ski lodge, they have a Pro Shop that has all the equipment available for you to either buy or rent.
If you're interested in other watersports, like water skiing, wake skating, knee boarding, and standup paddle boarding, you can do all of that at Roseland Wake Park too! Their goal is to be the watersports hub of the Finger Lakes.
There is so much to enjoy that you can't help but check it out for yourself!
Read On! 35 Reasons Why Everybody Loves the Finger Lakes
There are several great "destination pockets" in the area we call Upstate New York. Whether it be the historic mansions along the Hudson Valley, the small ski towns of the Catskills, the majesty of the Adirondacks, the diverse history of Central New York, or the beautiful region shrouded in Niagara's mist out west. And then there is the Finger Lakes! These 11 "finger like" lakes, spread out from (roughly) just west of Interstate 81 out through the Genesee Valley in Western New York This area is one of the state's great playgrounds.
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For Sale! You Can Own This 30 Acre Lake George Resort!
The Canoe Island Resort was built in the 1940s and the home is the original lodge. The 30-acre resort is up for sale for $9 million. There are impressive log accents and hand-sewn beams throughout. The main lodge is being sold completely furnished. The great room boasts a custom stone fireplace and a huge banquet/dining room along with a full bar with lake views. There are 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 4 half baths. The Tyrolian Room downstairs is a seasonal room with a beautiful stone fireplace and a huge dance floor. There are multiple cottages that can be rented out. The beachfront sits on the shores of Lake George with beach chairs and a rooftop deck for entertaining.
RANKED: Top 25 Golf Courses in Upstate New York
There are numerous "best golf course" lists circulating. These are proposed by popular golf magazines, websites, golf professionals, and others. Surprisingly, almost all of them agree on the best New York courses, with some moving one particular course up or down slightly in their rankings.
I like this list of Top 100 Golf Courses online in association with sports company TaylorMade. I like it because for each entry they also put a bit of course history in their comments section. Each of the top 25 golf courses in Upstate New York (in this gallery) have a link "to the list" so you can see other courses, not in Upstate, and where they ranked.
Note: This featured gallery includes just the top 25 for Upstate New York, but there are others, so be sure and check "the list."
Have you played any of these great golf courses?
First Look Inside The Cove in Sylvan Beach
Take the first look inside The Cove in Sylvan Beach, the newest vacation destination with a resort like feel in Upstate New York.