This restaurant feels like going to eat at mom's dining table. The place is clean and bright, the waitresses are friendly and the service is prompt but not rushed. They serve three meals daily but we have only been there for breakfast.
Large stack of homemade pancakes with butter and syrup dripping on the plate; side order of jelly-toast; coffee and juice. Then buy one of their oven-fresh pies-to-go. That is what we like.
You can find your favorite meal on their menu too; just use the website below.
The only bus access to the Caledonia area is Trailways into Batavia and Leroy, NY, about 10 miles and 5 miles, respectively, west of Caledonia. (Trailways... 585-343-0300).
Once in Batavia, you can rent a car (Enterprise Rental... 585-344-3100) and get to Caledonia.
The best means of seeing Caledonia is by private car. Everything you want to see in the area can be accessed by the main routes: US-20, route 5, route 36, route 383.
This store has plenty of wood furniture and furnishings but we were interested in the outdoor wood crafts that they had. Much of their indoor furniture is Amish origin. Adirondack furniture is the larger number of outdoor furniture pieces.
They have a great supply of hand-made bird houses, bird feeders, miniature gazebos and stands. The craftmanship is outstanding and the finished products are amazing replicas of barns and homes and store fronts which serve as bird houses and feeders. If you do not find the style you want and can produce a drawing or picture of what you need, they can make it to those specifications. If you can't carry home the unit you select, they will deliver within a 100 mile radius.
The store is right on the corner Main Street and Pioneer Road and covers about 200 feet by 100 feet of store area. There is a large pile of finished outdoor furniture out back. There also is very little parking space so you will probably have to park on the street.
The only downside of the shop are the prices. A person on fixed income cannot afford $75 for a bird house, no matter how pretty it is or how well constructed it is.
Caledonia has a central town government but on the town board are members of the many outlying areas that are self-sustaining regions within themselves.The active communities in Caledonia township are:Baker.... area east of Caledoniahttp://members.virtualtourist.com/m/d6398/cc65d/Canawaugus... southeast of Caledonia, near Avon on route...more
The Olde-Time Fiddlers festival is held annually on the third weekend in August. The venue is the Genesee Country Museum. There will be impromptu sets of fiddlers playing on both days and plenty of food vendors also. Besides the live entertainment, there will be demonstrations and lessons for those who want to learn. So if you want to fiddle around...more
The Livingston County Fair is held at Caledonia annually at the end of July.Agriculture equipment, farm animals, 4-H club exhibits.Canning and cake and pie baking contests.Quilting and needlepoint and crocheting and knitting are awarded blue ribbons for the best.Tents where you can buy items made by hand by local organizations and families.Carnival...more
The crime report statistics indicate the Caledonia is generally "low risk" except for one crime (Rape) which is slightly above average risk. There is one sexual predator listed in the area. (see website below).
We have never stayed over night in this quiet rural town but have been there often in the day over many years and have never felt unsafe. We remember to lock our car doors and we keep a good eye on the kids. Use common sense and simple safety procedures and you too can have a pleasant visit to Caledonia.
This hatchery is the oldest in the state. It provides young brown trout for the states lakes and streams. Over 150000 pounds of fish are released from the Caledonia hatchery every year.
In the last couple of decades, this hatchery has also raised and dispersed 500000 pounds of young Chinook salmon.
You are free to walk around the area and see the facilities. There is no "guided" tour but sometimes you can get one of the staff to answer questions if you can find an staff person that isn't to busy.
to get there:
16 North Street
We take Scottsville Road (route 383) to Mumford then go south on Main Street (in Mumford) which changes its name to North Street in Caledonia.
This is a private golf club that allows public access on Monday and Tuesday during the summer.
The short course is a fairly benign 5500 yards while the long course is a tough 6300 yards.
The fairways are wide and well maintained. The greens tend to be small and run fast in the dry summer.
The public can get a coupon to play on their two days for $26 (18-holes and golf cart). Their is a very nice country club that provides finger food after the course with the coupon ticket.
The pro-shop is open so that you can buy needed equipment or get your equipment repaired or just get some advise from the local pro on how to play the course.
There are a lot of tournaments played on the golf course so be sure to call ahead for tee times. (see website below for details)
Having access to a real live webcam at the place you are going to visit is usually a lot better than trying to depend on the weatherman. The link below connects to the real-time camera (and also 30 day history) at the Caledonia Mumford School (99 North Street).