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The village of Fair Haven, New York has been welcoming visitors to the shores of Lake Ontario for over 100 years.  Pleasant Beach Hotel is right on the shore of Little Sodus Bay just a block off Main Street. A great place to come by land or sea! Once, tourists could ride an excursion train or come by steamboat.  Now most people drive here or bring their own boats.  It is still a popular destination for travelers from across New York,  and around the world. #destinationfairhavenny



When you are ready to get off the water, there are gift shops, antiques shops, art & crafts and more on Main Street, but a treat not to be missed is the famous Fly by Night Cookie Company on Fancher Avenue. Just 1 1/2 blocks north of the Pleasant Beach Hotel is the most unique bakery and miniature museum.


Our bay is 2 miles long and 3/4 of a mile wide and has breakwaters leading to Lake Ontario and the world beyond.  Fair Haven is home to a large fleet of charter fishing boats with captains ready to take you out and show where the big fish are. We also have several marinas and launch ramps for those who have their own boats. On any summer afternoon you will see not only fishermen on the bay, but also sailboats big and small, jet skis and water skiing, canoes and kayaks, pontoon boats, wind surfers, Fair Haven is all about the water.


To the east is Fair Haven Beach State Park, one of the best attended state parks in New York. It boasts a sandy beach and a beautiful pond, cabins, campgrounds, picnic areas, great hiking and biking trails and boater access. The pond is home to swans and ducks and geese along with lots of fish. For those who like nature off the beaten path, Sterling Creek is a great place for a canoe or kayak. Bird lovers will not be disappointed on this 4 mile adventure to the pond in the park.


If you are looking for something unique in entertainment don't miss the Sterling Renaissance Festival, the oldest one in the country, for several weekends in July and August they will be jousting their way back to the middle ages and have been doing it for over 30+ years. In mid August the Renaissance Festival ends its season with a Celtic Music Festival.


Whether it be the Saturday night concert in the park on Main Street, entertainment at Brandon's Pub,  Colloca Estate Winery and Sterling Cidery or an upcoming event at Pleasant Beach Hotel, You can usually find live music playing in Fair Haven, NY.

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