Thursday, July 8, 2010

Lake of Fire • Conesus Lake 3rd of July Celebration

Every year on the 3rd of July, the NY towns of Lakeville, Livonia, Conesus & Geneseo gather quite a crowd to watch fireworks and the best...... the Lake of Fire.  Every cottage/home owner along the shore of Conesus Lake buys flares from the Lake Association and sticks them in the ground along the shoreline. At 10 p.m. on the 3rd, the flares are struck and lit.  It is sooooo beautiful.  The homes and trees get an orange glow, people are happy and this little slice of America stands tall and proud.

Fire works show across the lake from us.  Everyone buys their own - Lots of $$ went up in smoke!

During the day, the lake was hoppin' with boats and swimmers.  Perfect weather.  Hot for here, but still a break from the SC heat we left of two days prior :)


  1. Never heard of anyone doing that but it sounds great - and really the lake would look like it's on fire - cool! Glad you have escaped the heat for a while.

  2. I grew up on Conesus Lake. Some of the best times of my life are the "lake of fire" celebrations with my family! What lovely pictures! Brings back memories and makes my heart hurt for those days. Thanks for this post

  3. I know your 'hurt' shootTHEmoon! But, how empty our hearts would be without these lovely memories! Thanks for stopping by :)