Friday, September 27, 2013

Sodus - Harvest Fest September 28, 2013

Sodus  6th Annual Harvest Fest 

Burnaps Farm Market

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The fun begins at 10:00 AM - 4 PM  
on Main Street in the Village of Sodus.

The GREAT Pumpkin Judging Contest;
The LARGEST pumpkin will be revealed. Some 
say there's an 800 pound pumpkin being entered.

Pumpkin Chucking: all afternoon on the half hour.

Wagon rides, demonstrations, craft vendors, Bouncy
House, Farmers Market, fresh produce and great food
will be offered.

Hand-crafted jewelry, Alpaca products, Lavender items, 
original photography and more.

Raffle Items: Handmade wooden salad bowl and tray donated by Dragon Rose Woodworking,  gift certificate from the Great Sodus Bay Association, a family fun basket donated by A Gentle Breeze Massage Therapy, and a $50.00 gift card from Wegmans. Raffle tickets are $1.00


Cracker Box Palace Farm Animal Haven  is open for U-PICK Apples. Located at 6450 Shaker Rd., Alton, NY.

The Gift Shop offers Maple Syrup, Maple Cream, Maple Candy, Apple Cider, and farm fresh eggs.

Visitors can also visit the animals while on the farm. 

Friday, September 20, 2013

What's for Breakfast at Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast?

At Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast we 
with the freshest local ingredients we can find.  Fresh apples are just coming off the trees in the Sodus, New York area and the farmers will soon be offering U Pick. When you come to Sodus you will find orchards upon orchards of numerous varieties of apples.  Your favorite variety will be available at one of the many farm markets nearby.  Each year in October the farm markets offer an Apple Tasting Tour; giving the visitor an opportunity to taste a variety of apples before purchase. 
Did you know that where we live in Wayne County
Local Apples
New York,  is the second largest apple producing region in all of the United States next to Washington State?  Wayne County, NY is located on the south shore of Lake Ontario, halfway between Rochester and Oswego, NY.  Situated by a Great Lake is very conducive to fruit growing.  Aside from apples, the farmers grow blueberries, cherries, pears, plums, peaches, grapes, apricots , flowers and more. 
Apple Omelet, breakfast sausage, homemade bread
With all this fresh fruit I can hardly resist not making an Apple Omelet with local smoked Swiss cheese from the Heluva Good Cheese Store in Sodus as well.  I also use local farm fresh eggs (when available) from one of my favorite go to farm markets - Burnaps                                                           This morning I served fresh local pears, an apple omelet with breakfast sausage and homemade toasted vegetable bread. To make an Apple Omelet saute your favorite variety of local apples juliand in a pan with melted butter. Saute until tender, but not mushy. Set aside. (I like to use two varieties when offering this)
Beat two large farm fresh eggs with some 1/2 and 1/2 cream.   Melt butter in an 8" fry pan on medium low.  Pour egg mixture into pan. When egg is almost set but still a little soupy put sauteed apples on half of the egg and shredded Heluva Good Cheese smoked Swiss cheese on top of the apples. (Your choice of cheese is optional. You can use smoked cheddar, or regular cheddar. Make it your own!)  Fold egg over apples and cheese. Cover and turn heat down to low. Cook until cheese is melted - about a minute or so. Garnish with more sauteed apples and cheese. Serve with breakfast sausage or bacon and toast. I serve homemade sunflower wheat or vegetable bread toasted. Home made jam, juice , coffee and fresh fruit.  Enjoy!

The Apple Tasting Tour starts October 1, 2013. The Tour Challenge is the whole month of October and the Tasting Weekend is October 11-14. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Potato Festival in Nearby Sodus, NY

Savannah , NY - Potato Festival
It's Fall Festival Time and there seems to be one right after the other.  SO no excuses.....there's always something to do in the Sodus Bay area.

September 20 - 22, 2013
Savannah's Annual Potato Festival
Noon - 4 PM   Firemans Field
1770 Route 89, Savannah, NY

Friday- Parade 
Saturday- Car Show, Potato Wrestling
Potato Peeling Contest, Fireworks, wine tasting.
Sunday- Antique tractor pull, silent auction. 
Amusement rides, music food and more.
For more information: (315) 365-3190

Heritage Square Museum - Ontario NY
September 21, 2013

Heritage Square - Harvest Festival
Craft and Antique Sale
Kids games, Horsey bingo, food, bake sale,
pony rides, ice cream social and more.

Music by Blue Ridge Country Ramblers.

11:00 Am - 4:00 PM
7147 Ontario Center Rd. Ontario, NY

For more information:

September 21, 2013
Williamson - Pultneyville Annual Community Garage Sale 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM rain or shine. For more information (315)589-9892

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Barn Sale and Monsters in Lake Ontario?

Who doesn't like a good treasure hunt? 
Heritage Square Museum

This weekend on September 12, 13 & 14, 2013

9:00 AM  to 4 :00 PM

Heritage Square Museum
located at 7147 Ontario Center Rd. Ontario NY
host their Fall Barn Sale

Heritage Square is a mid 1800's historic community where visitors can visit authentic pioneer buildings and experience how families lived during the 1800's.

#SodusPoint Pier Light- Lake Ontario
What lurks beyond?  Are there monsters 
in Lake Ontario?

On September 18, 2013 the
Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
Located at 7606 North Ontario St.
in Sodus Point, NY
will host Guest Speaker and Author
+Susan Peterson Gateley.

Susan will talk about myths, monsters, and legends of Lake Ontario.

Following the presentation, Susan will answer questions and sign her latest book  Legends and Lore of Lake 
                                                                                                          Ontario.  The presentation will begin at 6:00 PM

Susan is a well known local author in the Sodus Bay area.  I have most of her books.  She is well versed, knowledgeable about the #Sodus Bay area and Lake Ontario, passionate about her work and an avid sailor of the waters.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Things To Do this Weekend - September 7, 2013

Just because school is back in session, summer is not over! There's still lots of GREAT weather left here in the Sodus - Sodus Point, New York area.  And there's still lots of GREAT things to do!  Like.............

.......Taking a cruise around Sodus Bay and to
Captain Bruce King and First Mate and wife- Mary
Chimney Bluffs with Captain Bruce King and his wife and First Mate Mary on their beautiful cabin cruiser the "Mary Adaline". 

My husband and I recently did this for my birthday this past Wednesday.  We took a 2 & 1/2 hour evening sunset cruise around Sodus Bay.  Captain Bruce is well versed on the history of the bay and the islands within. We first headed out towards the channel to see if it was safe enough to go out into Lake Ontario to head over to Chimney Bluffs. We could see a storm off in the distance and the waves were kicking up, so the weather did not permit us to leave the bay on this evening. 

Pier light at Sodus Bay entrance
We then headed over to Crescent Beach, a long, thin strip of beach with several cottages on it. The only way to get to these cottages is by boat. We cruised around LeRoy Island, which is the only island accessible by car. The Captain thought he spotted a Bald Eagle.  There's always a plethora of wildlife to enjoy.  We cruised around Newark Island and Eagle Island. These are only accessible by boat as well, and then down to the bottom of the bay and back to the dock.
Crescent Beach - Sodus Bay

Sodus Bay is the largest safe harbor embayment on the south Shore of Lake Ontario and rich in history. Winter Spring, Summer of Fall, there's always something to do here. 

It was a very relaxing evening cruise on Sodus Bay. We thoroughly enjoyed it and cannot wait to do a Fall Foliage Cruise with Captain Bruce and Mary. 

Chimney Bluffs - from Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
The captain provides soft drinks, water and snacks, but you can bring your own. We brought some wine and local cheese and crackers, shrimp cocktail, and chocolate covered strawberries my son sent me for my birthday and shared with our Captain and First Mate.

Captain B's Custom Cruises are still operating through mid October - weather permitting - Weekday evenings  6 PM to 8:30 PM and weekends starting at 10 AM. 

To Book your Sunset Cruise on Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario  contact Captain Bruce King at :

Tell him Belinda from Maxwell Creek Inn Bed & Breakfast referred you. 
Sunset on Lake Ontario - Sodus Point, NY

Enjoy the sunset!  And don't forget to share this with your family and friends by +1 our post.