getting it from the source
The link below gets you access to a live webcam that shows you the weather live and over the last few days so you can get a good feel for the weather in Webster before you visit. The camera very seldom changes its directional position so it is not as good as other sites that give you a more panoramic view but it still is better getting the info right from the source than depending on a weatherman.
Webster celebrates summer on the first week of July (but not on 4th of July) and this year (2006) it is the first of July. The place is the same as it has always been: Webster Fireman Field.
This is a typical town fair with carnival rides and clowns and fireworks. There are food vendors galore and stage entertainment. The Webster Parks and Recreation Department sponsors the event and access is completely free.
The festivities start at noon with activities for the kids; face painting, craft/gift making, kids rides and entertainment (clowns, magic act). By 5pm, the emphasis changes to adult bands (local and national stars) and the food vendors are in full swing with hots, hamburgers, french fries, cotton candy and beverages. This continues until 10pm when the fireworks show begins. Everything finishes by 10:30pm or so.
There is parking area at the Fireman Field but it is somewhat limited in size and you may need to park on the nearby side streets. Fireman Field is on Sanford Road west of the school.
Webster has a variety of landscape that makes it a great place to do bird watching. Even though the recent housing boom is beginning to reduce some of the free land there still are plenty of places to get away from the crowd and listen to the calls of the wild.
Webster Park is centered at Holt Road and Lake Road intersection and covers a large area of camping, picnicing and open field/woods. It is a good birding area in all seasons accept for summer (when it is heavily populated by two legged creatures carrying baskets of food).
The lake front is frequented by ducks and geese and gulls. In the wooded areas can be seen (if you are fortunate) Snowy Owls and Pine Grosbeaks and Finches. The fields near the woods are frequented by warblers and raptors and in springtime by various migrants.
To get there, take route 104 expressway to Holt Road and head north to the lake and there you are. address is 255 Holt Road for main park office
Webster High School was built so that its two wings flared out from the central stairs area in a big W shape (W for Webster). Picture is 1925
William Hale Estate in Forest Lawn area of Webster, north of Lake Road. It is one of the examples of cobblestone architecture that was popular in the early part of the 20th century. (picture is about 1925).
The Grange Hall in Webster was a large, plain, clapboard building, narrow-fronted and long. The first-floor windows are rectangular; the second-floor windows are arched. It was located on the main street. (1925 pic)
Harness racing was once a popular amateur sport in the Webster Area.
1920s view off Inspiration Point overlooking Irondequoit Bay
Downtown Webster in 1915. the trolley tracks of the Rochester and Sodus Bay Railway run down the main business area.
Dirt road through Park Avenue in Webster in 1912
1910 official map of Webster from Monroe County map books