From late June to early September, Canandaigua comes alive with tourists and summer vacationers intent on enjoying the beautiful weather. Temperatures during these months are relatively moderate, ranging from 72 to 82 degrees. Winters tell a different story. Cold conditions usher in freezing temperatures and overcast skies. Some snowfall may occur, but generally only a few inches. Walking and driving can still be tricky during this time, so take precautions and be sure that you and your dog are adequately outfitted to withstand the cold temperatures.
Gibson Park is another example of these small, accessible parks that hide in plain sight. A bit further off the main strip is Frank Baker park featuring tree-lined, shady areas, and natural paths. On the other side of the main streets is Sonnenburg Park which has multiple nature trails, shelters, and restrooms. Towards the lake, you can walk your dog in Kershaw Park with access to the beach and picnic areas, or take a stroll on the Canandaigua City Pier for some relaxation, nature, people-watching, and sun. Dogs must be on a leash at all times in these locations.