Bath Things to Do
Bath is a village of just under 6000 located along Interstate 86 in South Central New York. The village was named after either the daughter of one of the original settlers or after the town of Bath, England. Bath was founded in 1793. Bath is the county seat of Steuben County, which was named after General Von Steuben a German General who fought in...more
The Bath VA Complex can be seen from I-86 (route 17). The complex has a hospital, housing, medical staff buildings and a museum. The Veterans Administration Medical Center Historical Museum houses medical artifacts used by the U.S. military from the Revolutionary War (1776) to the present conflicts (2003). There is also a military burial ground...more
(this really is closer to Hammondsport but more people will see this in the Bath Travel Guide)The Museum is dedicated to the inventiveness and ingenuity of Glenn Curtiss. He was involved in things mechanical: motors, motor-bikes, motorcycles, airplanes.It cost $10 per person and is open 10am to 4pm on most days in the summer.Every plane with which...more
When I walked into Island Brew Cafe, I felt as if I had walked into summer. It was brightly decorated with a tropical them, and the service was friendly, too. Since it was lunchtime, I had the Chicken Pesto Panini, and a cup of Kona coffee. Both were delicious. The coffee was good quality and well made. I'm picky about coffee. It wasn't very...more
This is the local favorite where many of the Bath shop workers stop for coffee or lunch. They advertise that everything is homemade and fresh. The first time we visited, they were celebrating there 10th anniversary (2003). We were in a hurry and got coffee to go. Next time we visited we had breakfast and one of their famous sticky buns (large and...more
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If you are in Bath and need a cab, then you have no hassles because there is only one choice: Bud's Taxi on Buell Street (607-766-7670).
If you are handicapped and have special transportation needs and are visiting Bath, you can call Steuden ARC (607-776-5062). They specialize in special buses with wheel-chair and oxygen-tank appliances.
Greyhound (http://www.greyhound.com/) has access into and out of Bath.
If you need to rent a car, Enterprise Rental (607-776-4141) is located on route 54 just north of Bath and they will come pick you up.
The easiest way to get around Bath is by private car. The main roads are route 54 for north-south travel and route 415 for east-west travel. You can reach most of the areas in and near Bath by those two main arteries.Related to:
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If you are in the Bath area and are looking for an unusual gift to give to your vacation hosts or something to take home to grandma's garden, then try this store/shop.They take flat stone (shale, sandstone) and chip and shape it, then engrave it in color with clever sayings and quaint pictures. You can select one that is already made or you can...more
There are not a lot of places to shop right in Bath that are apparent to tourists.There are some retail chains like Kmart, Family Dollar, Dollar General and Fashion Bug; there are some specialty stores like plumber supplies, a bakery, a gun shop and a florist.But if you are looking for malls, then try Elmira, NY or Corning, NY or, farther away,...more
Bath Local Customs
In over two hundred years, the settlement at Bath became the village then the township. In so doing, it had coalesced many communities into one governing body. Some of these communities have been usurped by other neighboring towns but today Bath still has these regions under its wing:
Buck Settlement... community southwest of Bath on Buck Settlement Road
Coss Corners... hamlet just south of Bath
Dudley... hamlet abutting Bath on the south
East Union... directly south of Bath
Haverling Heights... neigborhood on north side of Bath
Kanona... northwest of Bath at route 415 and route 53 junction
Savona... southeast of Bath on I-86
Sonora... north of Savona on route 226
Unionville... on route 10 between Bath and Coss Corners
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Bath Warnings and Dangers
In general, Bath is less risky than your average American town.
It does have some problems (at least according to the crime records) with Rape and Theft.
Even as quiet a town as Bath is, it has to deal with sex offenders.
In 2006 there were 36 SOs registered in the greater Bath area.
Thirty-six does not sound like many except that the population is Bath is relatively small.
(for more information about this, see the website below).
Bath during the day looks like any small town that depends on light industry and agriculture. We have stayed overnight in Bath several times and have not had any difficulties. We are not night owls however and Bath may be a whole different town at 2am.
We just remembered to lock our doors and keep our money in a money belt and other valuables locked in the car trunk. We have met some nice people in Bath and generally enjoyed our time there.Related to:
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Bath Off The Beaten Path
Parker Nature Preserve is just east of Bath, NY.It consists of some 200 acres of woods, fields (short grass and brush), wild pasture land and some rolling hills. There are a few hiker trails for access into some good birding territory. It is land donated to the Preservation Society and they maintain a parking area and do some mowing at the entrance...more
This may only be of interest to you if you are a Roman Catholic.We went to church while on vacation in Bath, NY. There was only one Catholic church in the area and it is served by a "roaming" priest. These smaller communities do not have enough parishoners to require a full-time priest, so one priest services several districts, "roaming" from...more
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Favorite thing: When we visit rural communities like Bath on the weekends we usual ask the desk clerk where the nearest church is for Sunday services. Sometimes they know, often they have no clue and we are left to looking in the phone book or brochures or Saturday morning paper for the information.
Here are the ones that might help you.
Assembly of God.... 310 West Washington Street.... 607-776-6264
Baptist.... Bath Baptist.... 14 Howell Street.... 607-776-2382
Catholic.... St.Mary's.... 32 East Morris Street.... 607-776-3327
This Church is run by the local laity with one priest that presides here and at three other churches in the area. There is one service on Saturday and one on Sunday.
Episcopal.... St. Thomas.... 122 Liberty Street.... 607-776-4503
Fellowship.... Calvary Chapel.... 351 West Morris Street.... 607-776-7034
Jehovah Witness.... 6968 East Washington Street.... 607-776-2011
Methodist.... Centenary United.... 3 West Washington Street.... 607-776-3434
Mormon.... Church Of Christ LDS.... 5485 Chamberlain Road.... 607-776-2111
Presbyterian.... First Presbyterian.... 6 Pulteney Square.... 607-776-6464Related to:
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