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Situated along the east bank of Salmon Creek on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, and the well-traveled Seaway Trail. Pultneyville is a town that combines maritime history and modern charm. It is located on Lake Ontario about 25 miles east of Rochester.
The Landing at Pultneyville offers unique shopping and dining experience in the midst of a historic hamlet in the Town of Williamson. The Landing is among 37 Pultneyville properties, that in 1975, became listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, with a historic district reflecting Federal, Second Empire and Greek Revival architecture.
The Grill has a tasty menu, but has done a great job of pairing wines with each entrée and offering special wine pairing events. There is live music summer and winter, on the weekends.
The gallery features the work of over sixty artists, on two floors of exhibition and special event space,
Just down the road is a great spot to picnic, right on the lake. B Forman Park.
In the heart of Northwest Rochester, as you enter the town of Charlotte, there is a magical trail that allows you to walk right OVER the Genesee River!
Tucked right off Lake Avenue, Turning Point Park has a 3,572 ft-long boardwalk over the Genesee River, at the “Turning Basin.” The boardwalk section of the park features a pair of nesting swans, on display each year, famous rail hopping herons, turtles, ducks, Kingfishers, and many other water-loving creatures. Bring your binoculars!
The trail is also part of the 16+ mile Genesee Riverway Trail. Continue north, once back on land, and you will wind up in Ontario Beach Park (Home of the H2O Hero). If you bike the trail south you can pick up the Greenway Trail in Genesee Valley Park, and go all the way to Mt Morris, and beyond.
The easiest way to reach the boardwalk is to park in the lot at 260 Boxart St, right off of Lake Avenue.
I love the shoreline of Lake Ontario — big sky view, water as far as you can see, and beautiful rocks. It’s not always easy to get access to a beautiful stretch of lake Ontario. B Forman Park has 25 acres of beautiful trees and grass, with a fabulous beach.
The park is part of the Lake Ontario Seaway Trail, which stretches from Niagara Falls to The Thousand Islands.
There is a great shipwreck, The St Peter, that went down near here. There are stories of it being haunted. This 135-foot, three-masted schooner sunk in 1898 and remains intact in 117 feet of water.
4507 Lake Road, Pultneyville, NY 14538 (Lakeside-NO swimming)
Ball field, shuffleboard court , volleyball net, and swings.
The House – seats 80 people, kitchen with an electric stove and refrigerator, outdoor grill. Cost is $80.00 and $25.00 more if kitchen is requested.
Pavilion #2 – open pavilion, seats approximately 60 people, no electricity, outdoor grill. Cost is $30.00
Pavilion #3 – open pavilion, seats approximately 60 people, no electricity, outdoor grill. Cost is $30.00
Pavilion #4 – seats 50 people, open on 2 sides, limited electricity, outdoor grill. Cost is $45.00.
To reserve, contact Wayne County Parks: 315-946-5836
Castaways has been a favorite Rochester dining spot since the 1920’s. It offers a casual dining atmosphere right on the shores of Lake Ontario. Summertime it can be very busy, but when we arrived, on a week day evening, just before sunset, we were quickly seated.
If you sit outside, you will enjoy a spectacular view with a gorgeous sunset. Two tiered lakeside decks are the perfect setting for outdoor dining, in spring and summer.
“Braddock Bay is renowned for being an excellent bird-watching location, as raptors and other birds congregate when migrating north in Spring.” — Wikipedia
Cool Great lakes breezes, alongside gorgeous wetlands loaded with wildlife makes for an awesome adventure on a hot summer day.
I put my kayak in furthest north and explored right out onto the lake. If you put in further downstream you can travel way back into the wetlands, full of Herons, Kingfishers, Puddle ducks, particularly mallards, blue-winged teal and wood ducks all nest in this area.
The state bought the land from the Girl Scouts for $600,000 in 1996. Unfortunately, before the State could upgrade and open the newly acquired park, a budget crisis got in the way. The park’s purpose became a manageable “preserve” and it opened with no improvements in 1999.
The park contains 250 acres of pine and hemlock groves, wooded hills and marshy ravines, plus over 1,500 ft. of pebbled Lake Ontario shoreline with access to the west side of Maxwell Bay.
If you search on Google for “Sodus Bay Entertainment,” the first listing that appears is “Abe’s Waterfront Boat House Bar and Grill.“
Sodus Bay is a town geared up for summer fun on Lake Ontario. The Bay is full of spots to moor your boat and get something to eat. Abe’s Waterfront Boat House is set up for whatever type of entertainment you could want day or night — order a drink, enjoy the breeze and listen to some live music.
Back in 1910 this property was Walsh’s Boat Livery and it is decorated with turn-of-the-century boathouse artifacts. The club and outside decks can seat over 600, with both on-site parking plus 32 boat slips for boats.
We ate outside on the spacious deck overlooking the bay, but there is the main Boat House as well as the Upper Deck or Crows Nest for dining and drinking.
What is the history of Sodus Point and Sodus Bay? Most of what is recorded tells about the town of Sodus, just south, where the Arbor Day was started. The land was originally territory of the Onandaga Nation. Sodus is believed to be an indian word meaning possibly “gleam on the water.”
The area around Sodus is filled with fruit orchards — once cherry, peach and apple, and now more and more, you see grape vines.
Located at: 8527 Greig Street, Sodus Point, NY