Conesus

Welcome to Conesus

Conesus Lake is the western-most of the largest Finger Lakes and close proximity to Rochester. The Town of Livonia hosts this well-developed and very beautiful community park at the northern end of the lake at the outlet. A recent expansion has more than doubled the land and has turned this small-town park into a great stop for those passing through. Summer concerts are featured at the Gazebo on Sunday nights. In celebration of Independence Day, the cottages and homes around the lake light up bonfires, flares and fireworks the night before (on July 3).​​​​​​​

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 2,353 people, 869 households, and 662 families residing in the town. The population density was 71.5 people per square mile (27.6/km²). There were 983 housing units at an average density of 29.9 per square mile (11.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.43% White, 0.17% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.21% of the population.

There were 869 households out of which 38.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.6% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 25.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.4 males.

​​​​​​​The median income for a household in the town was $48,200, and the median income for a family was $53,125. Males had a median income of $40,313 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $22,773. About 3.9% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 3.5% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation


On July 3 of each year, the residents of the lake participate in a tradition called the "Ring of Fire", sponsored by the Conesus Lake Association. Participants light road flares around the lake and shoot off fireworks. The festivities typically start at dusk, with approximately 10,000 flares lit at 10:00 PM.

When frozen over in the winter, Conesus Lake is used for snowmobiling and ice fishing.

Fireworks during the Lake of Fire. The red lights at the bottom are flares.

Fishing

Fish species present in the lake include walleye, northern pike, yellow perch, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and tiger muskie. To access there is state owned hard surface ramp off East Lake Road, a state owned hand launch access on Pebble Beach Road in the hamlet of Lakeville, a state owned hand launch access on US-20A in the hamlet of Lakeville, or at a car top launch access on the south shore off NY-256

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