Introduction to Fairport, New York
Fairport was officially incorporated on April 30, 1867. Initially a swampy area, the present territory of Fairport developed with the establishment of the Erie Canal in the 1820s. It soon became a busy canal port, and was referred to as a "fair port" by a traveler in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1853, railroad tracks were laid across Fairport. In 2008, the village was listed as one of the Top 100 Places to Live by Relocate America.
Fairport and nearby Attractions
- Fellows Road Park
- Arcadia Historical Museum
- Ganondagan State Historic Site
- Lollypop Farm
- Thomas Creek Wetland Walk
Things To Do In Fairport
Nearby parks include Fellows Road Park, Beechwoods Park, Perinton Park and Egypt Park. Ganondagan State Historic Site is located nearby as well. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Eagle Vale Golf Club. Fairport celebrates the Purple Foot Festival every September and the Canal Days every June.
Air transportation is available from Greater Rochester International Airport.
Fairport Higher Education
Colleges and universities located near Fairport include the Nazareth College of Rochester, Saint John Fisher College and the University Of Rochester.