Victor (New York)
- Victor Chamber of Commerce, 37 E Main St, ☎ +1 585-742-1476, fax: +1 585-924-0523, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Can offer advice on sightseeing and accommodation.
Victor is located along Interstate 90 (the New York State Thruway), near the eastern terminus of Interstate 490 (an auxiliary freeway that heads into the city of Rochester).
- Ganondagan State Historic Site (Boughton Hill), 1488 Victor-Bloomfield Rd, ☎ +1 585-924-5848. Visitor center: May-Sep Tu-Su 9AM-5PM, Oct Tu-Sa 9AM-5PM; Bark Longhouse: May-Sep Tu-Su 10AM-4:30PM; trails: daily year-round from dawn to dusk. The location of a 17th-century Seneca town that was destroyed by the French in 1687. Bark Longhouse $3 adults, $2 children.
- Valentown Museum, 2676 High St (corner of High St and Valentown Rd), ☎ +1 585-924-4170, e-mail: email@example.com. Jun-Sep Sa 12PM-4PM and by appt. Built as a shopping center in 1879 to serve a proposed town by the name of Valentown that was ultimately never developed. Nowadays the building operates as a local history museum containing 19th-century artifacts from Victor and Rochester. $5 adults, $3 seniors/students, children under 5 free.
- Cobblestone Railroad Pumphouse, Auburn Trail and Main St, Fishers. A small cobblestone pumphouse built by the Auburn and Rochester Railroad in 1845.
- Felt Cobblestone General Store, 6452 Victor-Manchester Rd, East Victor. A general store built around 1835.
- Stuart Horse Trials, 1707 Murray Rd. mid-Jul (11-13 Jul 2014, 8AM-4PM). Started as a purely local equestrian event in 1990, the Stuart Horse Trials today attract everyone from local amateurs all the way up to international Olympians. Dressage, cross-country, and show jumping are all contested over the course of the event. New in 2014, they've added some Scottish Highland Games to the last day. Free; parking $10/day or $25 for all 3 days.
Shopping in Victor is dominated by the enormous shopping mall in the northeast corner of the town. There are a number of large strip malls surrounding it, too. But head into the village and you'll find an array of small-town independent shops as well.
- Eastview Mall, 7979 Pittsford Victor Rd, ☎ +1 585-223-4420. M-Sa 10AM-9:30PM, Su 11AM-6PM. The Rochester area's largest mall has the usual chain stores but also several upscale options unique in the region. JCPenney, Sears, and Macy's are here, as they are at the other two major malls, but Eastview also has the more upscale department stores Lord & Taylor and Von Maur. The north wing of the mall, near some of the more expensive restaurants, even has valet parking available. (And at Christmastime, you'll need it.)
- Chit Chat Cafe, 164 W Main St, ☎ +1 585 742-1780. Tu-F 7AM-1PM, Sa 7AM-11:30AM. Known in some circles as the "Cheers of Victor", the Chit Chat Cafe has been described as "a big family holiday dinner". It's a friendly, cozy, homey place with some decadently comforting menu items. One of their specialties is a peach-stuffed French toast that gets rave reviews.
- The Distillery, 10 Square Dr (across the road from Eastview Mall), ☎ +1 585-924-2337, fax: +1 585-425-4185, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. M-F 11AM-1AM, Sa 11AM-2AM, Su 12PM-12AM; Kitchen M-Sa 11AM-12AM, Su 12PM-11PM. A branch of the popular Rochester-based sports bar and grill. The food – including steaks – is quite good for a place known mostly as a sports bar. $3 draft/bottle beers, $6 well drinks; entrees $8-21.
|Routes through Victor|
|Buffalo ← Henrietta ←||W E||→ Farmington → Albany|
|Rochester ← Pittsford ←||W E||→ END|
|END ← Rochester ←||N S||→ Jct W E → Trumansburg → Ithaca|