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Tucked along the southern shore of Lake Ontario is one the best kept secrets in New York state. Little Sodus Bay was first named "Date-Kea-shote" and "Little Seadose" by the Cayuga and Seneca Indians in the mid 1600's. The early French traders found "Chroutons" a useful landing place to trade with the Cayugas.
By 1872 with the completion of the Southern Central Railroad, the harbor shipping provided transit for wood products, stoves, apples and potatoes. Ice was also a industry developed to cool the milk shipped by rail. The ice handlers became known as experts in the field. With all this going on around the bay, the village prospered. Schools were organized; churches built and new ideas were excepted. Anti-slavery, women's' suffrage and temperance societies were organized.
By the 1880's when the "cottages" were being built in Newport and the 1000's Islands, Fair Haven was also becoming a home-away-from-home for many. The bay was circled with cottages and small summer homes of all types. The NYS Parks Commission purchased the property that has become Fair Haven Beach State Park and in the late 20's and 30's built the present roads, cabins and campsites. Better Homes and Gardens has chosen Fair Haven Beach State Park as on of the 10 best state parks in the country.
Today the ice harvesting business has disappeared along with the shipping and rail roads. Fair Haven is left with the summer cottages and the beautiful bay. The bay is a haven for fishermen and pleasure boaters. The Fair Haven yacht club is known as a safe haven for sailors from near and far. The new nine hole golf course will be expanded in the future and draws golfers from all over the area. The Renaissance Festival is in its 20th year and continues to grow. Fair Haven should be your destination for fun and sun and peace and quiet.
Fair Haven, a snug and safe harbor along Lake Ontario. It's beautiful harbor, Little Sodus Bay, offers public launching and dock facilities. The climate and water in Lake Ontario are ideal for both sailing and pleasure boating. Visitors from near and far enjoy a bevy of water sports. Year after year, they launch boats and canoes, water-ski, windsurf, and ice boat. Many take sailing lessons and participate in annual sailboat races. Excellent marinas, complete supplies, boat rentals and charters for hire abound in this lakeside haven. One of Lake Ontario's best kept secrets…Fair Haven is indeed a secret worth sharing with family and friends.
Fair Haven, a four season recreational haven located on New York State Seaway Trail, a scenic byway recognized by AAA for its recreational, cultural, historic and natural resources. Regardless of one's favorite seasonal outdoor activity, there is an abundance of opportunities to pursue individual interest. In winter spring, summer and fall, activities for the casual and avid recreational enthusiast include ice fishing, cross country skiing, sledding, skating, snowmobiling, superb sport fishing, charters for hire, windsurfing, both power and sail boating, biking, hiking, picnicking, golfing, water-skiing, seasonal festivities and swimming from sandy beaches. Experience, explore and enjoy Fair Haven… your haven for all seasons.
A peaceful and quiet community along the Southern coast of Lake Ontario where the young, and the young at heart enjoy old fashioned family fun. Picturesque and rich in natural beauty. Fair Haven harbors small hometown hospitality enjoyed and savored by visitors year after year. Rated one of this country's top ten inland beaches by Better Home and Gardens magazine, Fair Haven is home to Fair Haven Beach State Park… the second largest state park in the Finger lakes region. Visitors enjoy life's simplest pleasures.. nature walks, breathtaking sunsets, bird watching, beachside strolls, photography, hiking, camping, family picnics and seasonal events. This lake side village is truly a haven where lifetime memories are made.
A haven for sensational year round fishing on Lake Ontario or from the shore. Known as one of the largest accessible shoreline fishing areas on Lake Ontario, Fair Haven offers excellent year round fishing, for salmon, trout, bass, pike and perch, and fall fishing for large mouth bass, and great northern pike. Fair Haven is a weigh station for the Spring and Fall LOC (Lake Ontario Counties) Trout and Salmon Derbies. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation runs a continual fish stocking program in support of sport fishing. In addition, the local Sportsman's Association has run a productive walleye stocking program and fishing charters abound. The potential for catching trophy fish lures many avid enthusiast to the area… truly making it a fisherman's haven.