Welcome to Sodus, NY
The Township of Sodus is located on the shoreline of Lake Ontario in northern Wayne County. Route 104 spans the township and links us with Rochester and Syracuse in less than one hour. A 20 minute drive on Route 14 which runs north and south through Lyons is a direct route to the Thruway (Interstate 90). Also to our south on Route 88 is Newark. Both Newark and Lyons are located on the historic Erie Canal.
The Sodus Williamson Airport serves corporate customers as well as providing private flying lessons. The 3,800 ft hard surface asphalt runway has modern lighting and taxiways. The U.S. Coast Guard has a storage facility there and flies search and rescue missions as needed. The Ontario Midland Railroad runs along Route 104 for approximately 56 miles and carries food products, lumber, fertilizer, pulpboard and chemicals to and serves the commercial needs of the community
The Town is comprised of two villages; Sodus and Sodus Point, as well as the hamlets of Alton, Joy, Sodus Center, South Sodus, and Wallington. The main industry is fruit orchards of apples, cherries, peaches, and prunes. Many of the farms make their produce available to the public in farm markets along the roadsides. Tourism along Lake Ontario and Great Sodus Bay is the second largest industry. Many related enterprises, such as marinas, fishing charters and excursions abound. Some of our commercial enterprises include Dynalec Corp, Pace Electronics, and Heluva Good Cheese.
Reminders of our past are visible in the Wallington Cobblestone School, which is in the National Register of Historic Places, as well as numerous cobblestone homes. The Shaker religious settlement at Alasa Farms is now home to the Cracker Box Palace which is a farm animal sanctuary.
Sodus Point provides an ideal starting point for sailing, swimming, or golfing. The area offers fishing in winter or summer for some of the best Coho Salmon, Lake, Brown, or Rainbow Trout. The Sodus Bay Lighthouse, built in 1824, has an excellent maritime museum and the view of the white sandy beach and Chimney Bluffs in the distance is spectacular. Camp Beechwood and Camp DeMolay are both now open to the public (see article at bottom of page.)
Wintertime brings the swish of skiing downhill at Brantling Hill, the roar of the snowmobiles or the solitude of ice fishing. Shopping may be done at any one of the of the many unique shops and stores in the area such as the Heluva Good Cheese Country Store which features it’s own Heluva Good Cheese.
Restaurants are many and varied. You can enjoy both casual and fine dining – prime rib, German potato salad or hot dogs and ice cream sundaes. Many taverns feature live entertainment and local talent.
Sodus Central School provides sound education, as well as the BOCES Vocational Center. The Sodus Community Library features free wi fi and is augmented by the Pioneer Library System that guarantees the most up-to-date information and books, and is nationally recognized as a Top Ten American Library.
Emergency services are handled by the N.Y. State certified ambulance corps from Sodus, Sodus Center, Alton, and Sodus Point. Fire protection comes from the five individual fire companies, and the local police are reinforced by the Wayne County Sheriff or the NY State Police.