We love checking out new things, and when my husband discovered the Roseland Wake Park, we thought it would be a cool experience for our kids to try. Both of our girls are avid swimmers and love the water, so we took a trip out to Roseland Wake Park, located in Canandaigua, New York.
We headed to the main check-in, filled out waivers and paid for a Learn to Ride program. The kids are 8 and 11, and the program was $49 for each child to have assistance learning to get up on the board and then to use the rest of the park. At 1pm, the cables speed up and is not good for beginners.
The kids were set up with their gear – helmets, life vests and wake boards.
We headed to the beginner area, and the kids strapped their boards on.
For beginners, you start off learning about wake boarding and how to get up on your board. The kids started in the water, with a line slowly pulling them as they tried to get into a standing position. The lines are on a cable system and controlled by a remote control.
There is always someone in the water with the beginners. The board and vest float, so it’s a matter of getting in the right position to try to get back up on the board when the cable pulls you.
Once the kids were able to stand on their boards, we moved over to the full course. The instructors were very helpful and patient, working with the kids through many tries to stand up. The lines here go a lot faster, so while they were able to stand on the beginner course, this was a bit harder.
Slowly getting the hang of it..
The instructors were so helpful, and soon enough the kids had the hang of it!
Eventually the kids started making it out further and further. So when they stop on their wakeboard, it means a further walk back!
(No wakeboard, because momma was carrying it!).
There was plenty of parking, even though this is next to the Roseland Water Park. When we arrived at 9:45am on a Sunday, we had the place to ourselves, and when we left just after 1, there was still more than enough parking available.
What a wonderful place to visit. My family would love this place. Looks like a lot of fun.
That looks like so much fun! What a great way to spend summer before it’s over!
That looks like so much fun. My family and I love to get out on the water. It’s the best way to spend a summer day.
Oh wow this looks like such a fun place to go to! I love that they have so many water sports to try out! Definitely, a place to spend a summers day!
Looks like tons of fun! I haven’t been wake boarding in years!
Oh my goodness, that looks like so much fun. I wish I’d gotten out on the water more this Summer.
Because I don’t know anything about waking boarding but I’ve seen how its down, how do you stay afloat when you feet are locked into the board? I suppose your life jacket right? I I assume the board floats but that you can’t stand on it without it tipping unless you are up to speed? Regardless it looks fun and your kids seemed to have a blast.
I thought that said “Snow Room” for a minute and I was dreaming of sno cones lol. I’ve never been water-anything like this. I’d love to try one day though.
Sounds like an amazing and exciting adventure! I would also love to learn this and visit this wake park.
This is so exciting! While I’m not much of a swimmer, I know that my family would love an adventure like this as well. 🙂
That looks like so much fun! My kids would totally love to learn how to wake board. Since I have no idea what I’m doing, it’s awesome to have such attentive staff to help.
That looks like so much fun. My family would love this! It’s the best way to spend a hot summer day.
Oh, wow! That looks like a lot of fun. I would love for my son to try the wake board. I bet he’s going to have a blast with it.
This looks so amazing! WHat a sense for adventure you have, I am always a little scared when it comes to water sport but if your kids can do it I bet I can!
Oh, snap! We love wake boarding. Our whole family enjoys it.It looks like your family really enjoyed their time at the wake park.
This looks like so much fun! Great activity for the whole family to enjoy and perfect before the summer ends!!! Thanks for sharing.
That seems like a pretty good price for teaching them such a cool skill! What a fun way to enjoy a day on the water!
This looks so fun! What a great family activity!
I have heard of this park in NY but haven’t been there may be because I don’t have kids. It seems kids really had a great time.
This place looks like a cool place to hang out. Would definitely visit someday.
I would never think to visit out a water park in New York. It looks like a lot of fun! My kids love going to the beach and harbor in Lake Michigan, but’s it’s not quite the same.
Beautiful pics and description…sure a fun place to be in.
Looks like fun…anything to be outside and kids and water combo is almost always a hit!
Sounds like a spectacular place for a family vacation!!!
Wow! This is superb!! Beautiful place to be in.. so wonderful..
This looks like a great place for our kids and grandkids to spend the day on the water having fun. My husband and I will just sit and watch, laugh and take some videos.
This looks like a wonderful place for a family day out. There seems to be so much to do. Your photos are great.
I have been to a wake boarding park/resort but I was just too scared to even try! Your little girl is so brave and thanks to the ever supportive instructors. Great photos, great place! Am sure you had a blast.
What a lovely holiday with your children! This place is also very good for little adventurers.
The guide is clear and bright, without the additional useless facts
or else. The language is equally brilliant and colorful,
so the more I see, the more I do like it!
Your girls are brave! How exciting! Did mama try it, too? I wish there is a wake park like Roseland near where I live in North Texas.
I have not heard of Roseland Wake Park before, but it is a great place to spend time actively for people who like water sports. Good to know that it is also a place for beginners. Maybe I would dare to give it a try. It seems like a lot of fun.
What a lovely adventure! It seems like you all had a great time with the wake board. I am a water baby too so can totally relate 🙂