Celebrating Wayne County’s Canal Communities

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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