ERIE CANAL and TOWPATH
The towpath remains popular for biking, strolling and in-line-blading along the much-celebrated Erie Canal. Be sure to check for the connecting Crescent Trail, the Perinton Community Center and Perinton Park. If you plan to visit us by boat, please review our updated docking information.
LIFTBRIDGE– Main Street over the Erie Canal
Did you know it’s the only bridge in the world built on a bias? The south end is highter than the north end. Plus, it’s an irregular decagon. No two angles in the bridge are the same. No corners on the bridge floor are square, earning it a place in “Ripley’s believe it or not” 16 times.
FAIRPORT CANAL DAYS
The Fairport Canal Days festival is one of the premier annual Arts and Crafts festivals in the Northeast, attracting nearly a quarter-million visitors each year! It is held annually during the first full weekend of June in beautiful Fairport, NY, along the banks of the historic Erie Canal.
COLONIAL BELLE –Packett’s Landing Wharf
Enjoy a relaxing and romantic cruise on the Erie Canal.
ERIE CANAL BOAT COMPANY, INC. 7 Liftbridge Lane
Kayak, canoe, and paddleboat rentals.
CASA LARGA WINERY TOURS 2287 Turk Hill Road
For 35 years the Colaruotolo family has been committed to producing superior, award winning wines, and creating a unique experience for all vineyard guests. Visit the vineyard and winery located just outside the Village and experience an Italian way of life.
KENNELLY PARK– South Bank of Erie Canal on Main Street
Home of the Thursday Night Gazebo Series in the summer, the Park is named after Vincent Kennelley, former long-time Fairport mayor.
SHOPPING – DINING – ENTERTAINMENT
Enjoy the variety of stores and restaurants located along North and South Main Street, and at Fairport Village Landing and Packett’s Landing.
FARMERS MARKET– In the village
Open Saturday mornings from early May to late November. Choose among the finest fresh vegetables, fruits and flowers – in addition to avariety of summer-time favorites.
TUESDAY CRUZ NIGHTS– Box Factory parking lot
Groove to the oldies and cruise by antique and classic cars parked canalside during this weekly summertime celebrationfrom 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Box Factory parking lot and the North Bank Pavilion.
GAZEBO CONCERT SERIES– Kennelley Park
Enjoy the popular Thursday nightevent at 7:00 pm.
FAIRPORT HISTORICAL MUSEUM– 18 Perrin Street
Visit the museum to view exciting exhibits plus the collection of Fairport memorabilia, including costumes and photographs. The Museum Gift Shop sells souvenirs, replicas of old maps and postcards.
“OUR LEGACY” BIKE RIDE
A self-guided bicycle tour of some of Fairport and Perinton’s Legacy sites. The theme of this bike ride is ‘our legacy’ and focuses on a few of the historical and architectural jewels that we treasure in the Village of Fairport and our Town of Perinton. For more information please visit the Fairport Historical Museum website to view and print out the script.
CRESCENT TRAIL – Town of Perinton
The Crescent Trail is a footpath in the Town of Perinton. Twenty-six miles of trail wind through wooded hills and scenic wetlands. The Trail connects with the Erie Canal Heritage Trail along the banks of the Erie Canal, to the Perinton Hikeway-Bikeway, and to trails in the neighboring towns of Pittsford,Victor, and Macedon.
THOMAS CREEK WETLANDS WALK– Liftbridge Lane East
This 13-acre recreation and historical site encompasses both Thomas Creek and Irondequoit Creek – the once provided water for farming, and power for grain and lumber mills. The Wetlands Walk features a connection trail, elevated boardwalk, observation platform and interpretive signage.
NEW YORK STATE ERIE CANAL HERITAGE TRAIL
This Hiking and Biking trail, once used by horses and mules to pull the boats along the canal, connects with the town and countywide system. Many historic landmarks and points of interest are along the way. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.
POTTER MEMORIAL AND PARK– West Church Street
The home of shopkeeper and investor Henry Potter, this memorial was gifted to the Village in 1943 by Henry’s son, Alfred. Built in 1858, Potter Memorial underwent extensive renovation in 2001. The former home is now a community meeting center. A park and playground are also part of the site.