Towns and Villages in Wayne County

Nestled between the cities of Rochester and Syracuse lies Wayne County. We are known for our rural charm, vast apple orchards, drumlins and scenic beauty. With 35 miles of Lake Ontario shoreline we promise the visitor a wide variety of water activities and trophy fishing. We are rich in history…drive the Seaway Trail which traverses through the northern part of our county or follow the Historic Erie Canal that flows near our southern border. Our small towns and villages celebrate our history and charm with annual events throughout the year. Come visit Wayne County!

Arcadia

The town of Arcadia incorporates the Village of Newark, considered to be the commercial hub of the county. Add to that, the Erie Canal flows through the village of Newark and you have reason to make it your headquarters. Movie theater, fine restaurants, motel, canal dockage at the T. Spencer Knight Park and museums round out the appeal of the area. The hamlet of Fairville just outside Newark is home to many fine Farm Markets including the Apple Shed and Christmas tree growers.

Butler

The town of Butler is a rural community, sparsely populated with true old country charm. It was here that Antoinette Brown was ordained as the first woman minister in the United States.

Clyde

The Village of Clyde resides in the town of Galen. The Erie Canal played an important role in it’s’ development. Much of the land is used for farming. You won’t want to miss the annual community celebration held every August, the fireworks are spectacular.

Galen

The Village of Clyde resides in the town of Galen. The Erie Canal played an important role in it’s’ development. Much of the land is used for farming. You won’t want to miss the annual community celebration held every August, the fireworks are spectacular.

Huron

Bordering the eastern edge of Sodus Bay, the Town of Huron contains the spectacular Chimney Bluffs, a land formation created by a receding glacier. The landscape is dotted with orchards and in full bloom in the spring. One of the most photographed areas in the county.

Lyons

Lyons is the county seat and houses the domed County Court House that was built in 1854. An impressive building overlooking the quaint village park. The Erie Canal helped make this village prosperous and continues to be a favorite spot for boaters. The annual Peppermint Days Celebration focuses on the heritage of the peppermint industry that Lyons was noted for. The Museum of Wayne County History is just a block away form the village square where an old fashioned Farmer’s market is held every Saturday morning from mid June through October.

Macedon

So close to the city but yet so far away. Macedon is an expanding residential and commercial area, there is still plenty of open space. Historic highlights include the Macedon Academy building on Route 31F and locks of the old Erie Canal. A Lumberjack Festival is a big draw every year in September. Long Acre Farms is home to the Amazing Maize Maze which has become a major attraction.

Marion

The Dutch settlers of Marion worked the rich land and made this a farming community. The annual Marion heritage Day celebrates the highlights and contributions of these early settlers.

Newark

The town of Arcadia incorporates the Village of Newark, considered to be the commercial hub of the county. Add to that, the Erie Canal flows through the village of Newark and you have reason to make it your headquarters. Movie theater, fine restaurants, motel, canal dockage at the T. Spencer Knight Park and museums like the Newark-Arcadia Museum round out the appeal of the area.

Ontario

From Iron Ore to Atomic Power – Ontario has come a long way. Noted for the early iron ore industry and now the Ginna nuclear power plant is located on the shore of Lake Ontario. Close to the city of Rochester, Ontario is growing by leaps and bounds. Heritage Square Museum located on Ontario Center Road captures the essence of the community’s history.

Palmyra

Queen of the Canaltown Era. Canaltown Days is celebrated every September in this bustling community. Noted for the 4 churches on the 4 corners, Palmyra is home to the famous Alling Coverlet Museum – a collection of over 200 coverlets, The Phelps General Store (where time has stood still), Palmyra Historic Museum, Print Shop along with the Mormon sites that include Hill Cumorah, Grandin Building and the Joseph Smith Farm are all part of Palmyra’s history. Victorian homes abound throughout the village. Charming Bed & Breakfast’s and unique shopping will make your visit truly special.

Pultneyville

Pultneyville is a small hamlet located in the township of Williamson and situated approximately 20 miles east of Rochester, NY on the Seaway Trail. Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario with a now quiet but scenic harbor, Pultneyville has a unique and colorful history. Pultneyville’s maritime heritage, the New England style architecture, the connection to the Underground Railroad and the War of 1812 make the hamlet an interesting stop on the Seaway Trail.

Rose/North Rose

A quiet rural setting describes the Town of Rose and the hamlet of North Rose. Today the landscape is dotted with apple orchards. At the turn of the century, Rose bustled as a major dried apple shipper, shipping throughout the world.

Savannah

It is the unique topography of the land that makes this town stand out. Located near the Montezuma wetlands made the town a perfect spot for the new Montezuma Audubon Center. There are fishing and hunting opportunities within the area. Agriculture is the main industry because of the rich, fertile muckland surrounding the area.

Sodus

Home to Sodus Bay, often described as the crown jewel of Lake Ontario. Fruit orchards and cobblestone structures dominate the landscape and town. Sodus Point is a resort community featuring fine restaurants, marinas, beaches, charter boat services, golf, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum and quaint shopping. Everything a visitor could ask for!

Sodus Point

Home to Sodus Bay, often described as the crown jewel of Lake Ontario. Fruit orchards and cobblestone structures dominate the landscape and town. Sodus Point is a resort community featuring fine restaurants, marinas, beaches, charter boat services, golf, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum and quaint shopping. Everything a visitor could ask for!

Walworth

The past and present have blended to make a truly unique community. Open farmland, modern industries and the expanding area of Gananda – a planned community.

Williamson

The town slogan states that Williamson is the “core” to apple country. Spring brings a burst of apple blossoms and the town incorporates that with the annual Williamson Apple Blossom Festival. Farther north on the shore of Lake Ontario is the hamlet of Pultneyville, an old lake port and terminal on the Underground Railroad. The area is rich in history and agriculture.

Wolcott

Port Bay dominates the northern border of this town where the visitor will find ample campgrounds, fishing services, lodging and restaurants. Downtown Main St. provides an old fashioned shopping experience. At the center of town is the famous statue known as Venus or Aphrodite, only one of eight across the U.S.