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Honeoye NY

Honeoye, NY

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Honeoye (pronounced ‘hʌ.ni.,ɔɪ or HONEY-oy) is a hamlet in the town of Richmond, county of Ontario, New York, 33 miles (53 kilometers) south of downtown Rochester, New York. The community is at the north end of Honeoye Lake, one of the minor Finger Lakes. It is primarily situated along U.S. Route 20A (New York) between Ontario County Roads 33 and 37. The center of the hamlet can roughly be placed at the intersection of Route 20A and Ontario County Road 36 (West Lake Road).
Due to its location at the northerntip of Honeoye Lake and seasonal recreational population, the hamlet contains several businesses, including gas stations and grocery, drug, liquor, hardware, auto-parts, and convenience stores. It also contains several restaurants, a doctor's office, dentist's office, and Honeoye Central School, which is K-12. There are also multiple churches, a fire station, library, beach, park, state boat launch, and hiking trail.
The name "Honeoye" is believed to have originated from the Iroquois word "Ha-ne-a-yeh" or "lying finger" which described the lake that now shares the same name as the hamlet.

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