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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Experience Sodus Point, NY July 4th Weekend

The 4th of July weekend is always a big to do in Sodus Point, N.Y. with activities for young and old.

July 2nd -
  • 10:00 A.M. the weekend starts out with a Red - White - and Blue Themed Kiddie Parade with marching bands, old cars, fire trucks and more. Prizes and refreshments.
  • 1:00 P.M. the Annual Lighthouse 5-K Run starts at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum , North Ontario Street, Sodus Point, NY.
July 3rd -
  • 7:00 - 11:00 A.M. Enjoy breakfast on the bluff with pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice and coffee at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Cost $8.
  • 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Artisan and Craft Show at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum will run all day. Hand crafted pottery, jewelry, greeting cards, paintings and much more.
  • 2 :00 - 4:00 PM  Free Summer Concert Series kicks off with Gap Mangione Big Band featuring swing band and Big Band music.  The concession stand is open during the concert times. Bring your own lawn chair. Overlooking Beautiful Lake Ontario.
    Overlooking Lake Ontario from the lighthouse grounds
  • Enjoy diner at one of the fine restaurants downtown Sodus Point on the water or inland. 
    • The Coop Deck
    • Captain Jack's Goodtime Tavern
    • Abes Waterfront
    • The Bay Street
    • Franklin House
  • 7:00 P.M. Sunshine Auto Parade - Village of Sodus Point,
  • 10:00 P.M. 4th of July Fireworks display by the Sodus Point Fire Department.  The Lighthouse Museum and the Sodus Point Beach Park are the perfect spots to watch the fireworks.
July 4th -
Visit the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum - Step back in time and learn about the early settlers of Sodus Bay and what life was like in the northern Finger Lakes Region on Lake Ontario.  Early Indians, the War of 1812, Shipping on Sodus Bay, the Shakers, the railroad, and the life of a lighthouse keeper.
Summers on Sodus Bay
  • The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum will be open from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wear your Red, White and Blue on July 4th to the museum and receive a Free gift.
  • Cost of admission is $5 / Adult, $2.50/ Students K-12.  Pre-Schoolers are free. 
    American flag with eagle

Friday, June 10, 2016

5 Must Do Activities While Visiting Sodus, NY in June

Don't just visit the Sodus Bay region - Experience it!  Activities the whole family will enjoy while visiting in June.

June 18, 2016 - Heritage Square Museum will have music by "Special Blend" - Music for Everyone!   Hours: 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.  Ice Cream Social and Museum Tours. The museum is located at 7147 Ontario Center Rd., Ontario, NY  While you are there be sure to check out the historic village of years gone by.
Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
June 19, 2016 - History Alive! Free Presentation: "Vikings in Sodus Bay: The Evidence Behind the Legend" The presentaion will take place at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, 7606 N. Ontario St. Sodus Point, NY at 2:00 P.M. Be sure to take a tour of the 1870 historic lighthouse museum, War of 1812, and what life was like around Sodus Bay in the 1800's. Climb to the top of the tower to look out over Lake Ontario and view Chimney Bluffs, and explore the historic grounds.

June 19, 2016 - Father's Day Special at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Father's get a free gift with a paid admission.  Adult's $5 , Students (K-12) $2.50, Pre-schoolers - Free.

Beginning July 3rd the Sodus Bay Lighthouse museum offers Free Summer Concerts in the Park every Sunday from 2:00 PM - 4:00 P.M through Labor Day weekend.

Fishing on Maxwell Creek
June 25 & 26, 2016 - Free Fishing Days in NYS. This is your chance to sample the best fishing waters that New York State has to offer. Fish New York State waters without a license during these two days.  Need bait and tackle?  Go To:

Finger Lakes Live Steamers logo
For Railroad Enthusiast  
June 25 & 26, 2016 - Finger Lakes Live Steamers Open House  10:00 A.M. - 4:00 PM  Clyde Marengo Rd., Clyde NY,    See and ride large scale model trains. Both young and old will appreciate this exhibit.

The Lake Ontario Wine Trail is one of my favorite places to visit. Wine Trail Passports  are now available for purchase at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast.

  • Passports are $15 ea.  Which gives you complementary tastings at each venue and discounts off purchases at participationg members. 
  • Get 10% off a One Night stay at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast when you purchase a Lake Ontario Wine Trail Passport. Must book your reservations in addvance. Must mention coupon offer.  Restrictions apply. 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Williamson, NY - Apple Blossom Festival

The 57th Annual Apple Blossom Festival celebrates the beauty of the bloom on

May 18 - 22, 2016.

pink and white apple blossom flowers
A time honored tradition takes place each year around mid -May celebrating the beauty of the apple blossoms. As you drive down the country roads throughout Wayne County, NY, orchard after orchard you travel through a sea of pink and white blooms. Wayne County is noted to be the second largest apple producing region throughout the United States.

The festival goes on for five days starting with the coronation of an Apple Blossom Queen that will represent the community. There is a carnival each day with crafts, food, street dancing, parade and fireworks.  There's a 5K run and a Car and Bike Show as well.  Don't miss the Apple Blossom Parade on May 21st at 3 P.M.

yellow airplane flying over trees

On May 22nd the Annual Fly-In Pancake Breakfast starts at 7 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Williamson - Sodus Airport on Route 104, East Williamson, NY.   All you can eat!  $7 adult. $4 children.  Come by plane or by car. Everyone is welcome!
Experimental and ultra light aircraft display. Helicopter and airplane rides $30.

For a schedule of all of the festival events click here:  Williamson Apple Blossom Festival
then click on New-2016 Events.

Looking for a place to stay during the Apple Blossom Festival week? Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast is located just 10 minutes from all of the festival activities. The Inn is surrounded by apple orchards and state park land overlooking Maxwell Bay and Lake Ontario. Only a few vacancies left. Complimentary breakfast is included.  Call us today for reservations.