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.

Credit – Roseland Wake Park

Credit – Roseland Wake Park

Take a trip to beautiful Muar Lake in Canandaigua to spend a day at Roseland Wake Park, home to the first and only Cable Wake Park in the Northeast. As you might guess, they specialize in wakeboarding and offer an incredibly unique way to do it.

The Cable Wake Park is a full-size, 5-turn 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-turn system can be used by both beginners and advanced players.

Credit – Roseland Wake Park

Credit – Roseland Wake Park

The best way to imagine the course is that it looks like a snow park on the water. The full-size cable system, which can pull up to 9 riders, leads riders through a variety of ramps and rails throughout the park.

There are several different Park Pass options available. They include 2 hour, 4 hour, all day and all season packages. Similar to a ski lodge, they have a Pro Shop that has all the equipment available for you to buy or rent.

Credit – Roseland Wake Park

Credit – Roseland Wake Park

If you are interested in other water sports, such as water skiing, wake skating, knee boarding and stand up paddle boarding, you can do all of that at Roseland Wake Park too! Their goal is to be the water sports hub of the Finger Lakes.

Credit – Roseland Wake Park

Credit – Roseland Wake Park

There’s so much to enjoy that you can’t help but check it out for yourself!

Continue reading! 35 Reasons Everyone Loves the Finger Lakes

There are several large “destination pockets” in the area we call Upstate New York. Whether it’s 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 mist to the west. And then there are the Finger Lakes! These 11 “finger-shaped” lakes, spread from (roughly) just west of Interstate 81 to the Genesee Valley in Western New York. This area is one of the great playgrounds in the state.

Star Trek icon William Shatner goes boating on Lake George

For sale! You can own this 30 acre resort in Lake George!

The Canoe Island Resort was built in the 1940s and the house is the original lodge. The 30-acre resort is on sale for $9 million. There are awesome log accents and hand-stitched beams throughout. The main pavilion is sold fully furnished. The Great Room features a custom stone fireplace and a huge banquet/dining room with a full bar overlooking the lake. There are 6 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms and 4 half baths. The Tyrolean room on the ground floor is a seasonal room with a beautiful stone fireplace and a huge dance floor. There are several chalets that can be rented. The waterfront 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

Many lists of “best golf courses” circulate. These are offered by popular golf magazines, websites, golf professionals and others. Surprisingly, almost everyone agrees on the best courses in New York, with some slightly moving a particular course up or down in their rankings.

I love this list of the top 100 online golf courses in association with sports company TaylorMade. I like it because for each entry they also put a bit of price history in their comments section. Each of the Top 25 Golf Courses in Upstate New York (in this gallery) has a “to the list” link so you can see other courses, not in upstate, and where they ranked.
To note: This featured gallery only includes the top 25 from upstate New York, but there are more, so be sure to check out “the list.”

Have you played at any of these great golf courses?

First look inside the cove at Sylvan Beach

Take a first look inside The Cove at Sylvan Beach, the new vacation destination with a resort feel in upstate New York.