Phelps is a beautiful place to slow down, yet there are places to see and things to do almost every weekend. Here are few ideas for a fun time in Phelps.
Shopping and Downtown Historic District of Phelps
Everything is within walking distance! Anything from an old fashion bakery to a Thomas Kinkade Gallery, a hair salon to a family owned pharmacy and gift store. Also located within walking distance of the village is a stop for the Finger Lakes Scenic Railway.
A walk in the village down Main Street takes you past charming homes and thriving businesses. Take a look at the unique architecture and enjoy the view and sound of our Flint Creek Falls on Main Street. To see more photos of the falls click here.
Wine and Dine in Phelps
Phelps has a wide variety of dining venues and a unique experience to taste local wine and beer. Phelps offers food from cafes to high end dining. Water Side Wine Bar offers a great selection of wine and beers you can enjoy while you relax on the patio overlooking the majestic Flint Creek Falls. The Flint Creek Brewing Company is well known for its great food as well as the selection of local beers.
The Historic Phelps Hotel offers fine dining in a historic atmosphere.
For casual dining there are several restaurants in the village. Also enjoy an ice cream from one of the three places in town.
15 Church Street • (315) 548-2095
Open Wednesday to Saturday 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Located in a renovated 19th century gothic church, the center hosts revolving multimedia exhibits from artist all over the Finger Lakes region. Several concerts are scheduled throughout the year and a variety of art classes offered. Their Finger Lakes Community Messiah Chorus performs with the Finger Lakes Symphony orchestra. The center also manages the Decentralization Arts Grants Program for 5 surrounding counties.
66 Main Street • (315) 548-4940
Summer hours are Wednesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 4p.m. Come and visit the Howe House Museum, the Country Lawyer’s Office, or take a walking tour of the historic downtown Phelps. A large variety of programs, exhibits and special events are offered throughout the year.
Family parks to enjoy
Redfield Park, located on Church Street, is a community park with a gazebo, concession building, a baseball field and playground where outdoor summer concerts are held. The Methodist Memorial Park on Main Street is a great spot for a picnic under its majestic trees. The Phelps Community Center also hosts a full playground & sports fields.
Phelps Office Complex, 8 Banta Street • (315) 548-8484
The Phelps Community Center is in the heart of the village. It offers a variety of programs and activities for children of all ages. A gym, sports fields and a computer lab are available for use by residents of Phelps.
A number of small businesses and organizations are also in the Phelps Office Complex, including the Phelps Village Office, the Phelps Community Memorial Library, Ontario ARC and the Ontario County Child Advocacy Center.
On Route 96, Ontario Pathways is a great hiking and biking trail that connects Phelps to Canandaigua. This trail is free to the public and open year round. Enjoy the many scenic views, while taking the family out for a afternoon of exercise and fun.
Nestled in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, Phelps is primarily a rural community still unspoiled by heavy industry. Surrounding farms were responsible for canning industries in its early growth. Dairy and crop farms still surround the village today, growing grain, cabbage, sun-flowers, strawberries and more.
Modern-day Phelps offers scenic beauty with its tree lined streets, stunning architecture as well as Flint Creek and Canandaigua Outlet running through the village.
Phelps Sauerkraut Festival
The Phelps Sauerkraut Festival is held every year on the first weekend in August. This four day festival celebrates our history, when Phelps was the largest producer of sauerkraut in the world. The festival includes a fabulous parade, recipe contest, rides and a free piece of sauerkraut cake for everyone!