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Fairport, on the Erie Canal
Fairport Village on the Erie Canal
Erie Canal Boat Company
Mouse Sculpture at Kennelley Park
This whimsical sculpture entitled "Mouse Paint," can be seen at Kennelley Park, in front of the Public Library, at Fairport. It is based on the characters in the classical children's book, "Mouse Paint," which was written and illustrated by Fairport author Ellen Stoll Walsh....
visit Potter Park
This is the central park of the village. Picnic areas and ball field; a rentable pavilion and a teen center with activities and video equipment; trails for hiking and birding (better for hiking than they are for birding); playground for the younger kids. There are...
This attractive small park, dedicated in 1978, is in the center of Fairport Village and is home of a Thursday Night Gazebo Concert Series in summer. It's a neat place to relax or hang out any time of year. The Park is named after Vincent G. Kennelley, a former long-time...
Take a Ride on the Colonial Belle
The Colonial Belle is a 149 passenger vessel which offers cruises in season on the Erie Canal. The season begins mid-May and continues through October, weather permitting.Daily cruises last about 2 to 3 hours. Meals are prepared to order by popular area restaurants,...
Fairport Village Hall
The picturesque Fairport Village Hall, located in the heart of the downtown business district, is not a tourist attraction, but is still worth seeing simply because of it's architectural beauty. This working Village Hall is the home of Fairport's municipal offices. These...
Pontillos Pizza: my kind of pie
Good pizza, made quickly and delivered hot.Good pizza: thick crust that is not heavy or chewy; plenty of cheese; lots of topping choices; great sauce (special recipe). These pizzas are consistently good, year to year, franchise to franchise.Made quickly: they usually...
Fairport Village Coffee Shop: better than starbucks
Looks like a combination of bakery, gift shop, dinette and the cosy sitting area from the bar in the TV show "Friends". Feels like a little bit of each. Sometimes you just stop in to get a cup of coffee before work; sometimes you go for a bit of cake and coffee and some...
Abbott's Frozen Custard: A Rochester Area Favorite
After taking us for a personally guided tour of Fairport Village on a warm July 4 day, our daughter, Laura, treated us to an Abbott's Frozen Custard. Abbott's is a regional speciality which has been very popular in Fairport and Rochester since 1902, and for good reason. It's...
Packett's Landing and More: Shopping in Fairport
Stephen-KarenConn 2608 reviews
Fairport Village has a large variety of shops and restaurants along North and South Main Street and at Fairport Village Landing and Packett's Landing (pictured). I'm not a big shopper, but we did enjoy strolling along the street and looking in the windows. People who love to shop would not be bored here.
What to buy: We only went into one shop and there I found some postcards and a refrigerator magnet. There are lots of upscale stores in Fairport Village to interest serious shoppers too. I didn't see a Wal-Mart.
Written Jul 13, 2006
From June to August, bands and singers volunteer to play in Kennelley Park on Thursday evenings (6pm-9pm). It is mostly local talent and some of the sound equipment is not that great. But usually the music is pretty good and if it is a warm night and you are in the area, you...
Fairport Canal Days
Like many of the other towns in the Rochester area that border on the Erie Canal, Fairport has set aside several days a year to celebrate the canal heritage.(see the website below for the exact schedule this year).Literally hundreds of local (and not-so-local) artists,...
davecallahan 2821 reviews
Fairport is safe. The crime stats show it to be in the top 10% of safe towns in New York.
The little crime that occurs is mostly theft (shoplifting) and car break-ins.
Lock your doors and keep your valuables in a safe place and you should have no problems when you visit Fairport.
Three sex offenders are registered in the tiny town of Fairport.
to get more information about this situation see the website below.
Updated Apr 9, 2007
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visit Lollypop Farm
Lollypop Farm is the petting zoo attached to the Humane Society. The organization is aimed at helping save the lives of abandoned and mistreated animals.The fenced in area is safe for kids of all ages as long as they are supervised by an adult. There are goats and llamas,...
visit Casa Larga Vineyard
This vineyard does not give official tours except on a few scheduled occassions (see website below) but you can walk around parts of the premises and take pictures of the beautiful buildings and the lovely landscape high in the hills of Fairport.You can taste samples of the...
Hike the Erie Canal Towpath
If boating is not for you, or even if it is, you can also enjoy the canal by taking a hike along the towpath. Karen and I enjoyed a walk on the path with our daughter, Laura, and found it a thoroughly interesting and enjoyable experience. Bicycles and rollerblades are also...
Boating on the Erie Canal
Don't have your own canoe to paddle on the Erie Canal. Not to worry, you can rent one from the Erie Canal Boat company. They are open for six months each year, from May through October. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boats are available.Hours: Weekdays 10AM - 8PM Weekends 9AM -...
Island Valley Golf Course
This is an easy, wide-open 9-hole course made just for duffers like me. You can whack the ball and squirt it to the right without getting into much trouble (you may land in another fairway but that's not too bad). The course plays 2400 yards to 3200 yards depending on tee...
The Rochester Horses
Throughout the Rochester, New York area you will see fiberglass statues of horses. Here in Fairport, in front of the Village Hall, is "Sal." The beautiful statue has the appearance of marble, and on the saddle area of the horse are carved murals representing the...
Deland Chemical Company
Although present day Fairport is, to a large extent, a bedroom community of metropolitan Rochester, buildings such as this one, on the canal at Main Street, are a reminder that Fairport was once a hard working industrial town along the Erie Canal.This is the site of the...
The Erie Canal
The Erie Canal, proposed in 1808 and completed in 1825, links the waters of Lake Erie in the west to the Hudson River in the east. When built it was the engineering marvel of its day and some called it the Eighth Wonder of the World. The original canal included 18 aqueducts...
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