Brighton Travel Guide

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Brighton Things to Do

  • Stone-Tolan Museum

    This museum was the private home and business establishment of the Stone family who ran an inn here in the early 1800s. The building itself is 18th century construction (with as little renovation as possible) and represents the type of living on the "frontier" that was Western New York (an original colony) of that era.Brighton area town politics...

  • visit Highland Park

    Highland Park is on the west edge of Brighton and provides some nice areas for picnicing, hiking, birding and the annual Lilac Festival. It is well manicured and landscaped, it has some handicap-accessible paved paths and benches for resting. The park is often used as a backdrop for weddings so don't be surprised to see people in gowns and tuxes on...

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Brighton Restaurants

  • old fashioned submarines

    This chain of sub sandwich shops guarantees bread they bake that day, meat they purchased and shaved that day, the freshest condiments and friendly service.They have three sizes of sandwiches depending on how hungry you are and how much you want to spend. Meat choices are: Turkey, Ham. Genoa Salami, Corned Beef, Roast Beef, Capicola or Meatballs....

  • good pizza

    Just northwest of the Twelve Corners intersection in Brighton are a set of shops; one of which is the Pontillos Pizzeria. They have some of the best pizza pies.For $12, you can call-up, order a pizza and 15 minutes later go pick it up. I'm talking a large pizza, not one of those dinky pan pizzas. For just a litle more you can add a whole list of...

  • Mediterranean cuisine

    This is healthy food without having the stigma of "health food".All the meals have none of these items: sulfites, preservatives, transfats.What the salads have are fresh greens, tomotoes, spinach, pine nuts.What the soups have are yogurts, cream, fresh vegetables, local cheddar cheese.The pocket sandwiches and gyros and wraps are some of the best...

  • hamburger joint

    The first Don's that I can remember going to was down at Sea Breeze along Lake Ontario.And now he has got one of his locally famous burger joints in the upscale neighborhood of Brighton.from the ads:"Rochester's favorite for ground rounds, cheeseburgers, Zweigle's hots, golden french fries, homemade onion rings, beef barbeques and a myriad of other...

  • what is a tavern....

    A tavern is a bar and grill trying to be an English pub. The decor is subdued, low light, low key. The tables and chairs are all dark wood.It is very restful coming in off the busy street.Friday Fish Fries are very good here. Lately it is about all the time we have to eat out.A humongous slab of haddock fileted and sauteed in beer batter and deep...

  • top of the line dining

    Fried calamari that's to die for. Crab cakes crisp on top and flakey inside. My grandmother used to make minestrone for Easter like they serve at Mario's.This is a very upscale restaurant without any pretenses or snobbery. The owners often walk around the dining area, weekend nights, just checking things out and chatting with the customers. The...


Brighton Local Customs

  • Twelve Corners

    What do you call the intersection of 3 roads? Well, Rochesterians decided it was Twelve Corners (for the three separate intersections each having 4 corners). In Rochester, if you mention Twelve Corners (always spelled and not numerical) everyone knows where you mean.The three highways are important ones in Brighton: Route 31 (Monroe Avenue), Elwood...

  • Annual Frederick Douglas Festival

    The Frederick DOuglas Freedom Festival is held every June (second weekend). It commemorates the work that Douglas did for championing equal rights for all.There is a motorcade parade for all interested in participating. Then a ceremony at the Douglas gravesite in Highland Park. More services will happen at Zion Church (549 Clarissa Street). The...

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Brighton Warnings and Dangers

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    by davecallahan Updated Mar 26, 2007

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    Brighton is in the top 20% of safe places to visit according to the crime statistics for the last 6 years.
    The yearly averages for crimes are: no murders, 3 rapes, 24 robberies, 5 assaults, 1100 thefts of various nature.
    There are no registered sex offenders in the area.

    Use common precautions you would use in your own home town and your visit to Brighton will surely be safe.

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Brighton Off The Beaten Path

  • Buckland Park

    Brighton has recently rehabilitated the land that was between Westfall Road and I-590 into a useable area called Buckland Park. The town is treating it like its own "central park".Picnic areas, a new pavilion, playgrounds for the kids, a ballfield, hiking and birding trails all have been established right in the heart of the town.So if you are on...

  • a little jogging exercise.... Cobbs Hill...

    Sometimes, on vacation, we tend to eat badly and skip exercising.You can use the gym equipment at the motel/hotel you are staying but that gets old quickly.If it is nice in Rochester (not a given at any time of year), then go up to Cobbs Hill Park and walk/jog a couple of laps around the resevoir..... the scenery is great, the air is fresh and...

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Brighton Sports & Outdoors

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    by davecallahan Updated Jul 7, 2007

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    This city venue has two full-sized golf courses for a total of 36 holes.
    18 holes will cost about $15 and $10 for a cart. The shortest set of holes is 5200 yards and the longest set is 6500 yards. That is about 3 hours of golf if the course is not too busy. Weekdays are cheaper and easier to get tee times. Be sure to call ahead.

    The course is wide open with few trees to block your shots (unless you spray your shots wildly). Controlled swings will get you lower scores than trying to over power the ball. There are only two holes on each course that have water and that is only peripherally. About the only hazards are the green side sand traps and the thick rough. Bent grass greens are well maintained and play true.

    The pro shop is fully stocked (get some extra balls) and can perform repairs on equipment. The local pro will be glad to talk you through some of the holes and will probably try to get you to take a lesson or two.
    There is an extensive driving range with putting greens and short iron practice areas.

    The facility is a venerable 105 years old.

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