10 Things to Do in Lyons That You Shouldn't Miss

November 24, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Lyons in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Nature & Wildlife Areas. Discover best things to do in Lyons with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Lyons

1. Huckleberry Swamp

Catchpole Road, North Rose, NY 14489 +1 800-527-6510
Excellent
56%
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4.5 based on 9 reviews

Huckleberry Swamp

Reviewed By pondandpines - Rochester, NY

This is a magical place, made accessible by a wide boardwalk (and well-maintained trails) which meander through 79 acres of diverse wetlands. We have been here at different times, and the preserve is always wonderful, and ever changing with the seasons. There are always delightful surprises. The swamp is full of life: many kinds of trees and wildflowers, frogs, birds, dragonflies, turtles, muskrats and more.... Bring your binoculars, and in the spring you may see great blue heron chicks in their rookery. The Swamp is wheelchair accessible. There are "meet and greets," guided hikes, nature programs and kids' camps. It is closed Mondays and winters. We suggest you check their website (www.ofofinc.org) before heading out. Very highly recommended.

2. Smith Family Farm

843 Stafford Rd, Palmyra, NY 14522-9570 +1 315-597-4383
Excellent
92%
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5 based on 108 reviews

Smith Family Farm

Tour the Smith Family Farm to learn more about the boyhood of Joseph Smith Jr., the first prophet and president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visit the nearby Sacred Grove, where Joseph received a vision of God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Tours are Free.

Reviewed By DKJPUS - Ridgefield, Connecticut

My family greatly enjoyed our experience at the Smith Family Farm. Whether you are a member of the LDS faith or not, walking through the restored Smith farm, which was a jumping off point for one of America's most enduring religious movements, is educational and insightful. The Mormon missionaries who guide you through the sites are respectful and considerate. You will have as much time as you want to go through everything. My family particularly enjoyed spending time in what Mormons refer to as the sacred grove.

3. Wayne Hills Country Club

2250 Gannett Rd, Lyons, NY 14489-9312 +1 315-946-6944
Excellent
40%
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4 based on 10 reviews

Wayne Hills Country Club

Reviewed By RickTickCanton_NY - Colton, New York

as out-of-towners we stopped at this course on the way to the PGA (it was recommended to us as a Hidden Gem); we played the whites (127 slope); rates after 1:00pm were $28 vs $40 otherwise; course layout, tees,fairways were good but most of the greens were below average when we played; if the greens had been better then I would rate this course as very good and certainly a good value.

4. Rustiques

235 Murray St, Newark, NY 14513-1235 +1 585-626-0307
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Rustiques

Reviewed By ChipD58 - Rochester, New York

Our friend Tom, who does a great back roads traveler blog, told us we had to visit Rustiques. So, we took a 30 mile Sunday afternoon drive east from Rochester to the Erie Canal town of Newark.

The shop is in an old industrial area northeast of the village and, according to a flyer, has 8000 square feet of display space on two floors. What’s there is a little hard to describe. It’s part antiques, collected mostly from picking and property clean-outs by David and his partner Liz. But it’s also primitives, plenty of farm and industrial stuff, tools, toys, kitsch, old clothes and lots of “what is that?”

David and Liz have their stuff in the space near the entrance, but they also host about 15 vendors with items on consignment which makes each space both unique and often unusual. Oh, don't go on Mondays...they are closed. They are open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 to 5.

We often hit antique shops as well as old house parts places, but at Rustiques it’s tough to classify. I’d say it’s the attic, barn, garage, spare room and back yard of metro Newark. If you buy, you’ll find fair prices. If you want a trip down memory lane, you can get that also. The owners are nice folks, willing to chat and explain. We’re glad we made the trip.

5. Waterloo Premium Outlets

655 State Route 318, Waterloo, NY 13165-5568 +1 315-539-1100
Excellent
27%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 327 reviews

Waterloo Premium Outlets

Waterloo Premium Outlets features an impressive collection of the finest brands for you, your family and your home. Include a shopping stop during your next trip to the area. Located midway between Rochester and Syracuse, Waterloo Premium Outlets is conveniently located off the New York State Thruway (I-90) between Exits 41 and 42 in the picturesque Finger Lakes Region. Local Shop & Stay packages are available.

Reviewed By 251ceh - Port Dover, Canada

We have visited Waterloo Outlets over the years and noticed recently that there are more empty storefronts than in the past. Clothing is definitely the focus of this mall. We were there for 3 hours and found some deals.

6. Book of Mormon Publication Site

217 E Main St, Palmyra, NY 14522-1127 +1 315-597-5982
Excellent
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5 based on 114 reviews

Book of Mormon Publication Site

Located in the business district of historic Palmyra, New York, the Book of Mormon Historic Publication Site offers you a glimpse of the printing and binding processes of the 1820s. Tours are free.

Reviewed By SnowyShasta - Portland, Oregon

This site, the E.B Grandin publishing building, is the spot where the first copies of the Book of Mormon were published. The original building still stands, with some modern structures added surrounding it. On our tour we saw the building and learned about the way typesetting, printing, and binding were done in the early 1800's. My teens were interested in the process, and we could ask questions as we walked through. Other than the tour, the rest of the area is fairly small, with a lobby including a few displays and pictures, and a room showing what the bookshop/sales area of the original building would have looked like. The tour lasted about half an hour, and we spent in total just under an hour visiting the site.

7. Craft Ales and Lagers

2 Exchange St, Phelps, NY 14532-1010 +1 315-332-1606
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5 based on 13 reviews

Craft Ales and Lagers

Reviewed By Leigh H - Palmyra, New York, United States

Easy to overlook but you don't want to miss them. Love the cream ale but also like to try the new offerings. They like to try different things than what some other brewers doing.

8. Hill Cumorah Visitors Center

603 New York 21, Palmyra, NY 14522 +1 315-597-5851
Excellent
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Hill Cumorah Visitors Center

Learn about the events that occurred on and near the Hill Cumorah in the 1820s, such as Joseph Smith Jr.'s First Vision, the visits of the angel Moroni, and the translation of the Book of Mormon. Tours are free.

Reviewed By Vicki A - Brunswick, Md.

We love to come here. Very friendly and inspiring place to visit. Wonderful folks to greet us and answer our questions and show us around!

9. Methodist Memorial Park

Main Street, Phelps, NY 14532
Excellent
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3 based on 3 reviews

Methodist Memorial Park

Reviewed By Larry W - Rochester, New York

The Methodist Memorial Park is really more of a stop than a large park. It's got some nice shade trees, and a few picnic tables and benches (less then ten). I visited in the winter, so it wasn't conducive to picnicking, but it didn't look like a great place for the summer either. Not much for kids to do in this park either. Many folks do love the trees in this park though, so have at it! By the way, I'd also love to know the history of the bell located by the main road in front of the park, but nothing is posted that explains its background, so I'll have to go without. I did walk up to examine it, but there was a strong smell of manure coming from the supporting structure, so I backed off and left it alone.

I rated this park a bit on the low side. It is not worth a special trip to see, in my opinion.

10. del Lago Resort & Casino

1133 State Route 414, Exit 41 New York State Thruway, Waterloo, NY 13165-9647 +1 315-946-1777
Excellent
42%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
8%
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4 based on 326 reviews

del Lago Resort & Casino

The hottest slots, the most-thrilling table games, marquee entertainers and a 4-star resort-style hotel—it’s excitement at a whole new level! We’re del Lago. In Italy, it means “of the lakes.” But around here, it means so much more. It’s a way of life, a ready-for-anything attitude that’s a spicy mix of Old World charm and homegrown hospitality. It’s adventure and excitement, best friends and unforgettable times, big-name entertainment and small-town values. And it’s a commitment to excellence that drives everything we do. MUST BE 21 OR OLDER. FOR HELP WITH PROBLEM GAMBLING CALL 877.8.HOPENY OR TEXT HOPENY (467369).

Reviewed By bill890 - Skaneateles, New York

OK, My last 3 reviews are mysteriously deleted,Real quick, Buffet is excellent,Security needs help,Very poor attitude,Slots are ABSOLUTELY crap,Casino store has nothing but overpriced junk, 4$ for a bag of chips?A lot of good people working here,but very poor management New Casino but it needs...MoreBill, thank you for the review. I apologize the Casino has not met expectations and will address the feedback with my team as we strive to improve for our guests.

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