Celebrating Wayne County’s Canal Communities

Thanks For Supporting 2012 Autumn on the Erie!


Thanks for supporting 2012 Autumn on the Erie!

Thank you all for supporting the 2012 Autumn on the ErieAutumn on the Erie – a volunteer group whose goal is to introduce to visitors and residents  the wonderful communities along and surrounding the Erie Canal in Wayne County.   It was 187 years ago that the Erie Canal began shipping goods from Buffalo to Albany then on to NYC and their  final destination in Europe.  Our villages, towns and cities grew and prospered because of The Erie Canal.  Now these communities offer a home to our families and a vital part of our lives.

This year businesses, museums and village offices contributed enough items to have five (5) complimentary gift baskets.  The baskets were placed in each of the communities of Macedon, Palmyra, Newark, Lyons & Clyde.  Visitors and residents entered the drawing  with the winners being announced  at the Lyons Pumpkin Palazzo event held at the end of October. Each basket offered gifts representing  each of the communities and businesses.  The winners of the baskets are: Phil McGrain, Karin Jagger, Carl Decker, Deb Habeck & Judy Abbott.  Thank you all – Hope you enjoy your gifts and the Erie Canal Communities of Wayne County.  Above is a photo of Phil McGrain receiving his gift basket at Tom Wahl’s,  Newark where Phil filled out his ticket.

All along the Erie Canal exceptional museums tell our history, small shops offer unique items and specialized service.  A variety of activities provide entertainment, healthy fun and family events.  Before you head off to all the shopping areas that surround us enjoy the local flare.  Visit a neighboring village and walk down their Main Street and explore their shops and restaurants.  You will be surprised at what you will find.

November 24th was dedicated as the “Shop Local” Saturday BUT you can shop local every day.  Take advantage of what is right around the corner. Although  Autumn on the Erie has passed for 2012, I hope that you take the opportunity to discover what is along the Erie Canal and stop in often to shop and dine.

The Autumn on the Erie volunteers  would like to thank all who contributed to the five (5) gift baskets and to all the communities who joined together to make this year our best year yet.  We would like to extend an invitation to all to join us in January to begin planning for 2013 Autumn on the Erie. You can reach volunteers at BooksEtc., Macedon at 585-474-4116.

A special thanks for your support and contributions goes to:

JD Winery & Long Acre Farms – Macedon

Tom Wahl’s – Newark

Wayne County Tourism

Clyde Hardware Store

Vintage Gardens B&B – Newark

Books Etc. – Macedon

Village BookMarket – Palmyra

Historic Palmyra – Palmyra

Village of Newark

Pontillo’s Pizza – Newark

Car Wash – Newark

Hotchkiss Peppermint Museum – Lyons

Wayne County Museum – Lyons

Lyons Main Street Program

Welcome to Autumn On The Erie 2012

The Erie Canal offers a multitude of fun and interesting experiences and one of the best keep secrets along the Erie Canal is Wayne County.  There are five (5) villages situated on the banks of the Erie Canal, Clyde, Lyons, Newark, Palmyra & Macedon.  Each of these communities are excited to welcome visitors to their shops, eateries, events & festivals and their Erie Canal parks.

Businesses – museums & community members of these villages have joined together to spread the word that the Erie Canal offers great things all year round BUT that Autumn On The Erie is especially beautiful and that there is a lot of activity going on.  2012 is the 4th year of Autumn On The Erie and we are excited to share it with everyone.  Below is a listing of events and we will be featuring one of these events as we get our blog up and running for 2012. There is something for everyone.

Please check in often to check out the events so that you can plan your fall activities.  A brochure is available at many of the stores, the Wayne County Fair in August or by emailing books_etc@yahoo.com or calling 315-573-9827.


14-16 “Night in the Slammer; A Day in the Clink”

Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut St., Lyons

Fri & Sat 7:00pm (shows every 35 min) Sun. 2:00pm(shows every 35 min)

$15.00 315-946-4943

16  “Woofstock” Mutt Strutt

Support the Wayne County Humane Society 315-946-3389

Silver Hill Tech. Park, Newark

14-15 Canaltown Days

Vendor & Crafts – ALL MUSEUMS ARE OPEN– Ghost Walk & Hunt at the

Market Street Museums 8pm-11pm $15

22  2012 Community Fun Run

Support Newark United Way  315-331-2773

Run along the Erie Canalway Trail – Newark

29  Historic House Tour

Tickets available Sept. 1st for self-guided tour, 10-4pm, $10

Sponsored by the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society

315-331-6409- Newark

29  Historic Palmyra Murder, Mayhem & Mystery Walk

Start at Palmyra Historical Museum, 132 Market St., 8pm-10pm

$10 315-597-6981


1-31 Wayne County Apple Tasting

An opportunity to visit many of the farm markets in Wayne County. Lots of fun going on at each and everyone.  For details & brochure call 315-946-6510

1-31 Scarecrows in the Village

Village of Macedon will be decorated for the season- fun to see the many decorations

5-8 Wayne County Apple Tasting Weekend

Special events at many of the farm markets – call Wayne County Tourism at 315-946-6510

Get to know your Neighbor Picnic

Canal Park on ghe Canal 10:00am to 2:00pm- Bring a dish to pass and non-alcoholic beverage.

10  Sibyl Phelps 117th Birthday

140 Market St, Palmyra 6:30 to 9:30pm  for info: 3154-597-6981

14  Autumn Buffet Breakfast

Breakfast with musical entertainment at the Clyde Grange. 8:00am to 12noon 16 East Genesee St., Clyde  – See you there

19-20  Cemetery Walk

Historic Palmyra’s Famous Cemetery Walk, call 315-597-6981 for reservations, 6:30 & 8:30pm  $10 per person

20  Annual Turkey Supper

United Methodist Church of Clyde, 84 Sodus St. Dine from 4:30pm to 6:30pm – Take out available for details call: 315-923-7952

20 Pumpkinpalooza

Downtown Lyons, Costume Parade, Pumpkin Launching, & carving, Great Pearl St. Pumpkin Race and more   9am-6pm  For details call Lyons Main Street Program 315-871-4220

26-27 Haunted Jail/Cell Block Terror

Museum of Wayne County History, 21 Butternut St., 6pm-9pm $5 per person for details call 315-946-4943

27-31 Nightmare on Genesee St. Haunted House

16 Genesee St., Clyde 5-9pm $4 for details call 315-573-4094 or 315-871-7051

Autumn on the Erie 20122011 basket

September 1 thru October 31

It’s planning time again for Autumn on the Erie 2012. This is the 4th year of Autumn on the Erie and we are hoping to see more folks out visiting our communities. There are new communities joining Autumn on the Erie this year so watch for more events and activities to help us all celebrate the fall season.

We hope to be able to repeat the complemtary drawing for the gift basket again this. Last year the winner was very excited about all of the wonderful gifts from businesses and museums he got to experience. Volunteers will be at several festivals and parades during the summer to remind everyone that there is a lot of activity going on along the Erie Canal in Wayne County during September & October.

This grassroots organization is designed to encourage visitors and residents to experience our communities. To tell them about the great shops there are, restaurants to dine in, museums to learn about our past and fun events to enjoy during the Autumn season. If you would like to learn more about Autumn on the Erie you can contact John at Books Etc. books_etc@yahoo.com  or Joan at Western Erie Canal Alliance westernerie@gmail.com .The next meeting is March 29, 10:00AM at the Alling Coverlet Museum, 122 William St., Palmyra – you are always welcome to join us!

We will be posting the 2012 events soon!