Introduction to Irondequoit, New York
Irondequoit, New York is 69 miles E of Buffalo, New York. It is in Monroe county. The town is part of the Rochester metro area. The population of Irondequoit is 52,354.
Irondequoit derived its name from an Iroquoian term meaning 'bay.' Marquis de Denonville led an army against the Iroquois in 1687, beginning a the long conflict between the French and the tribe. The area became a part of the Phelps and Gorham Purchase after the American Revolution. The town was established in 1839. It was developed as vacation area for the residents of the City of Rochester in the late 19th century. Irondequoit was once referred to as the Coney Island of Western New York.
Irondequoit and nearby Attractions
- Durand-Eastman Park
- Seabreeze Amusement Park
- Irondequoit Bay West Park
- Rochester Museum and Science Center
- Ellwanger Garden
- Seneca Park Zoo
Things To Do In Irondequoit
Irondequoit offers several recreational activities for both its residents and visitors. You can visit the Seabreeze Amusement Park, McAvoy Park, Irondequoit Bay West Park, Joshua Park and the Durand-Eastman Park. Golf lovers can also visit the Parkside Whispering Pines, which is the oldest miniature golf course in the country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Greater Rochester International is the nearest major airport.
Irondequoit Higher Education
University of Rochester, Saint John Fisher College and Nazareth College of Rochester are nearby.