Pittsford Travel Guide

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Pittsford Things to Do

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    by davecallahan Updated May 23, 2007

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    Walnut Hill Carriage Driving Competition is held annually at Walnut Hill Farm in mid-August.
    Qualified coaches and carriages and their teams and drivers compete for distance and time and through a slalom course to win ribbons and cash prizes (but mostly to win the prestige of being the best). The observers will be also treated to terrier dog races, displays of carriage equipment and activities for both adults and kids within the carriage theme. Live music (fiddlers and singers and bag-pipers) will be on hand to entertain the crowds in between races. A picnic dinner will be served on one of the evenings.

    see the website below for dates and times and costs

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Pittsford Restaurants

  • Aladdins- freah and healthy

    Aladdins, i love this place! I get take out from here all the time, their salads are really good, and I mean REALLY good. And its very nice coming here in the summer, because it is set right along the canal and is very picturesque.

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  • great sub sandwiches

    DiBella's old fashioned submarine sandwiches are some of the best I have ever had. And I am not saying that just because my niece is related to the owner.From 10am to 9pm you can walk into this shop and find it neat and clean and the servers are ready and smiling to serve you. You can choice from 8 different types of meats (some hot and some cold)...

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  • the best pizza

    So you just got into town after a long drive and you really don't feel like dressing up for dinner.Call Pontillos (number is below) and order pizza, chicken wings, sub sandwiches, calzones, salads and open faced sandwiches. You can go pick it up or have it elivered to the motel lobby.There's nothing like pizza and wings while laying on a motel bed...

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  • try it, you might like it

    Mark's Pizza is a fairly popular one in the area (they should be; they have enough ads on TV).If you are feeding a bunch of friends, they have a Jumbo Special: 32 large slice sheet pizza and 36 pieces of chicken wings for $30 pus tax. If you are in your motel room and don't feel like going out to eat, then just call Mark's and they deliver a pizza,...

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  • classic steakhouse

    You don't have to love beef to eat here but it helps if you do because they have a great beef menu. Cheapest is Filet Mignon for $20 all the way up to Porterhouse for $45 (and that is per person). Huge portions of meat cooked just the way you like it.If you aren't into steaks that evening, they do have Chicken Breast Lemon or Lobster or Scampi or...

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  • beef is good

    Early-bird special is the way to go at Schoen Place. You have to do the prime rib because that is what they do best; start with the Onion soup and compliment the meal with a little Irish coffee. And there goes $20, just like that. But it is well worth it.The restaurant is all dark wood and a bit underlit. The table spacing is comfortable but the...

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Pittsford Transportation

  • by rossanderson Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The Rochester International Airport is not the easiest place to get to. For some reason, Rochester has been unable to attract the volume or air trafic needed to keep prices low, and make Rochester very accessable. Flying into Buffalo, Toronto Cananda, or even Syracuse might save you a few bucks.
    Update: In the past few months there have been a few airline additions. JetBlue into Rochester, and Vanguard Air into Buffalo offer very inexpensive flights.
    Everyone drives. Taxis area available, though they come out from the city and airport; it will take them 5 to 20 minutes to get to you. The Rochester Transit Service (RTS) runs right through town, and makes it easy to get into the City of Rochester.
    I would recommend renting a car. Without one, you will be very limited.
    In the Village, most people walk.

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Pittsford Shopping

  • posh

    This is a posh plaza with strict rules for staying upscale. They even made McDonalds change their roof color from red to gray/brown to better fit into the tone of the other buildings.The plaza is an outdoor-entrance under an enclosed-roof type of plaza as opposed to the mall type of stores that are all indoor entrances from one set of hallways.The...

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  • An unCommon place to shop

    Shops that look like 18th and 19th century homes layed out in a nice walking area with trees and flowers.Most of the stores are specialty shoppes or boutiques rather than your big-brand department stores. There are a few eateries and beauty shops. Everything is upscale.If you need some Nike sneakers ar discount prices then don't bother stopping...

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Pittsford Local Customs

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    by davecallahan Written Jun 14, 2007

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    Annually, Wegmans Food Market sponsors the Ladies Professional Golf Association tournament at Locust Hill Country Club. It is one of the nations premiere womens' golfing events.
    Daily tickets are a minimum of $35; a tournament pass for one week is $80.

    Including ceremonies and Pro-Am rounds as well as the tournament play, the whole event is 6-7 days long. They also have putting contests and hole-in-one attempts for charities.

    to get there:
    Locust Hill Country Club, 2000 Jefferson Road
    Take I 90 to exit 46
    Go north on I 390 to Rte 15A (E Henrietta Rd) exit.
    Use center lane on exit ramp. Turn left onto Rt 15A and continue to Monroe Community College about 1 mile on the Right. Please park only in areas indicated by Wegmans LPGA signs. Shuttle buses will take you directly to the course.

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Pittsford Warnings and Dangers

  • pittsford mentality

    okay, this ones not something to really be concerned about, but I guess if you're coming here (not that anyone ever comes here, but whatever) then you should at least know. Pittsford is the one suburb of Rochester (okay maybe Brighton as well, but not so much so), and theres a suburb like this in every city, that gets know as the snobby rich...

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  • squeaky clean place to live or visit....

    25000 residents and no sexual offenders registered.2 rapes in 5 years.a few burglaries and car thefts.This town gets a 90% on the safety scale.Normal precautions that you would use at home will keep you safe.There doesn't seem to be anything in town to prove to be a problem for a tourist.

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Pittsford Off The Beaten Path

  • Isaac Gordon Nature Park

    This nature park has 120 arces of land dedicated to the wild flora and fauna of the region. There is a large pond for waterfowl, fields for warblers and vireos, woods for squirrels and chipmunks and flickers. Trillium and tooth-wort can be seen in the cleared areas among the trees.Some homemade trails have been forged in the area for hikers,...

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  • Great Embankment Park

    This park is physically in Bushnell Basin but has a Pittsford address.This is a scenic walking park with new ball fields at one end and benches and the Erie Canal on the other side. There are several plaques commemorating local events and personages.The park has been nicely landscaped to show off the beauty of the area. It provides a nice place to...

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  • Powder Mills Park

    (this park is physically in Bushnell Basin but has a Pittsford address)This is a great park for a diversity of activities.First there are the fish hatcheries right at the park entrance that be entertaining for the kids during hatchling seasons. Fishing is allowed in the park with proper licensing.Then there are the multitude of picnicking areas in...

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Pittsford Sports & Outdoors

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    by davecallahan Updated Apr 27, 2007

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    This began as a practice course for the college students and now is a public 9-hole course.
    $15 gets you a cart and the course. 2700 yards and a par 33 on a pretty wide open course.
    Old growth trees are fairly widely spaced and do not provide much hazard in the rough.
    The greens and fairways are well kept and the greens are mostly flat. This is a marvelous course for a beginner.

    driveway in front of St. John Fishers
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Pittsford Favorites

  • sunny days

    There are not a lot of sunny days in western New York, but when there are you will be able to to see what Pittsford weather is on this live real-time camera. It is located on Pittsford Sutherland High School.http://weatherbug.excite.com/LiveCameras/Excite/LiveCameras.aspx?zcode=z4639&camera_group=1&enlarge=1&camera_id=PTTSH&lid=CNXCCE

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  • services

    Pittsford tends to be an area which puts religion on high priority. There are over a dozen places of worship in the immediate area.Some of those places are:BAPTIST... Pittsford Baptist... 507 Thornell Road... 585-383-8560 CATHOLIC... Church of the Transfiguration... 50 West Bloomfield Road... 585-248-2427 CHRISTIAN... Pittsford Community Church......

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