The first weekend of fall is upon us. Of course we know that it’s a beautiful time to watch the changing colors from car, foot, or any mode of ground transportation, but don’t count out seeing the autumn parade from the water, too. And if you’re looking for the perfect spot to do just that, Sodus Bay is the place for you. Rentals and charters are still available this time of year, check availability for a custom cruise on Sodus Bay here. Or it’s an easy drive to hitch your own vessel on the car for a short drive and a lovely time on the water, enveloped by blazing colors on the shores.
Another great event quickly approaching in Sodus is the Harvest Festival 2017 on September 30th – and this year is the 10th Annual. Kids and kids at heart alike will love the fall-themed festival with pumpkins being the center of attraction. Come try your hand at carving and painting pumpkins. There will also be a competition for the growers to see whose green thumb – or orange thumb in this case? – will take the prize for the biggest pumpkin. And then of course is the fan favorite: the pumpkin drop! Pumpkins will be dropped this year from an 85-foot lift – a full 35-feet higher than last year! It was a blast from 50 feet – from 85 will take the fun to a whole new level (no pun intended)! What can we say? There’s something about smashing pumpkins that Americans have been enthralled with forever! And we’re not talking about the band! Of course there will also be food, music, and other fun for the children. Bring the old and the young alike to celebrate this utterly beautiful time of year in Sodus.
Another highlight of the area is the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Great as a teaching tool for the kids or as a brilliant example of the architecture and craftsmanship of a past era, the lighthouse museum has been a favorite of Western New Yorkers and many others for years. None less than the Smithsonian Institute has the lighthouse on its radar. On Saturday, September 23rd the museum is part of Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! Cultural institutions around the country will offer free admission to anyone with a Museum Day Live! ticket. Check here for details. But if you visit another day, you’ll get your money’s worth from the reasonably priced tickets! You can also enjoy a picnic lunch at the public garden right beside it on the site of the original lighthouse.
Whatever you choose, a gorgeous fall boat tour on the Bay, the family fun of the Sodus Harvest Festival, a visit to the lighthouse museum, or maybe a meal or a trip to one of the fine wineries in the area, enjoy your trip to Sodus, a slice of beautiful living just a short drive from ROC City!
but don’t be deceived into thinking that it’s not still a time that you can go out by both land and water