Bring your favorite book and enjoy the serenity at South Shore.
- Chimney Bluffs
This spectacular natural phenomenon is less than five miles away on the east side of Sodus Bay. The ever changing bluffs are a glacial moraine which has eroded into a series of knife-edge fingers rising 200 feet from the shore of Lake Ontario. Hiking Chimney Bluffs is a special treat that’s accessible for young and old. Sneakers are sufficient for navigating the paths along the shore or in the woods. Many hiking paths yield panoramic picnic sites. Our favorite stopping places don’t have picnic tables, so packing a ground cloth will prove handy.
- Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum
The museum is a well preserved and authentic example of early 1900’s lighthouse construction. Its stone structure is unchanged from its 1870 beginnings, and the entire lighthouse reflects its 1910 look on the outside. The major attraction for many visitors is the climb of the circular stairs which leads to the lens room at the top of the lighthouse tower. From this vantage point, about 70 feet above the waters of the lake, a spectacular view of the Sodus Point Piers, and the Chimney Bluffs is presented.
- Great Fishing
Whether fishing with expert local charter captains, or on your own, the Sodus Bay region provides world class fishing. Chinook salmon, brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, yellow perch, pike, bullhead, and walleye are some of the species commonly caught in the area. If you don’t bring a boat and aren’t interested in a charter, there are plenty of hot spots right from the local shoreline. So don’t forget to pack the rod!
- Sodus Bay Heights Golf Club
Less than 5 miles away is a par 72, 18-hole, water in play, Bent grass course designed by Geoffrey Cornish and built in 1924. Riding carts, pro shop, lessons, restaurant and bar are available and the club is open daily dawn to dusk.
If you’re a sailor and need a home base, our cabin rental may be just what you’re looking for. Full amenities and beautiful lake views will make you feel right at home. Sodus Bay Yacht Club in nearby Sodus Point provides slips and stowage for your getaway.
The Village of Sodus Point is peppered with antique shops that give a glimpse into the history of this region. Come to purchase, or to window shop. Chances are, something will catch your eye.
- Clingerman’s Taxidermy
If you’re interested in wildlife, Clingerman’s museum has over 500 exhibits to show you. They also provide taxidermy services for fish and game.
If you like to dive, Historic Sodus Point and Sodus Bay have much to offer. In 1929 Augustus Hoffman found a Norse spearhead on Sodus Bay at Charles Point. It is believed that Vikings may have been the first Europeans to explore the area along Lake Ontario over one thousand years ago! As hubs of trade in the early to late 19th century, and a significant War of 1812 site, underwater secrets abound.
Bring a lawn chair and a picnic dinner to the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum and enjoy their free summer concert series. Music ranging from Gap Mangione’s big band jazz to The Upstate String Ensemble is the perfect ending to a summer day. Concerts every Sunday July 4th to September 5th.
- Thorpe Vineyard
The only winery in Wayne county invites you to come try various wines made from European vinifera, French hybrids and native American grapes.
Enjoy the great outdoors with a dip in the Lake at Sodus Point Park in town!
- International Fresh Water Resource Center
The International Fresh Water Resource Center hopes that a better understanding leads to a more positive public perspective which in the long run, will lead to enhanced water quality, and better protection. Land-use, environmentally sensitive areas, water quality degradation, nonpoint source pollution, stormwater runoff and wildlife are a few of the issues the Resource Center addresses through public oriented programs. Still in development, plans include an auditorium, aquarium, museum, library, laboratory, and lecture halls.
- Alasa Farms
Come to pick apples, watch sheep shearing, or browse the gift shop. This Sodus Shaker Community site shows the life of a simpler time.
Pack your boots for an adventure in the country. Many scenic hikes are waiting.
- Lukacs Pottery Studio
Take some time to tour a working pottery studio and shop for unique hand made gifts.
Bring your bicycles for an invigorating ride along the beautiful Seaway Trail. This relatively flat stretch of road follows the lake shore and provides excellent views for novice and expert riders.