When visitors ask us about great places to enjoy the spectacular views in the Finger Lakes, we often steer them to the County Road 12 Overlook in South Bristol. This overlook is a fantastic place to gaze northward at Canandaigua Lake, to see the splendor of the Bristol Hills, to take some photos and to have a picnic or simply a time out. Starting August 1, the county will be doing some repair work on County Road 12 (just north of Fribolin Road), and the road will be closed to through-traffic at the north and south ends where it intersects with State Route 21. The work should be completed by September 22.
Does that mean you have to forfeit breathtaking views on the west side of Canandaigua Lake during this time frame? Hardly. Here are some abundantly scenic options (oriented from north to south).