Points of Interest
The Town of Wheatland is a small jewel located in southwestern Monroe County, in the western portion of New York State. Wheatland has a distinctive blend of historic character and modern day life that makes it a great place to live, work, and play. Wheatland offers a wonderful combination of rural and village life for residents and visitors alike.
The Town of Wheatland features many local points of interest that include beautiful public parks, picturesque places to see, exciting and fun things to do, quaint places to stay, excellent places to eat and a full suite of essential local services. No matter the season, there’s something for everyone in Wheatland. With several beautiful parks and miles of the Genesee Valley Greenway to explore in the Town of Wheatland, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy many healthy activities including: hiking, biking, running , snowmobiling, snowshoing, or cross-country skiing. The Oatka creek offers some of the top trout fishing in the State. The Genesee Country Village and Museum is one of the largest historical living museum in the United States, making it a featured tourist attraction in Wheatland.
Whether you live in the western New York State region or are just visiting the area, be sure to come and enjoy a day in the Town of Wheatland!
Freeman Park is located in the Hamlet of Mumford and is maintained by the Town of Wheatland. The park has a very nice pavilion that can be reserved for use by Town residents, includes a combination of playground equipment, a baseball/softball field and plenty of green space that can be used for all sorts of fun with family and friends. Reservations for park use can be made at the Wheatland Town Clerk’s Office, complete a Freeman Park Permit Application. Note that Freeman Park is an alcohol and tobacco free area.
Oatka Creek Park
Oatka Creek Park is a beautiful, rural Monroe County Park located in the southern portion of the county in the Town of Wheatland, at 9797 Union Street, south of Route 383 (Scottsville Road), west of Union Street (County Road 170). Enter the park from Union Street and Stewart Road. This mostly undeveloped parkland is home to wildlife and fishing enthusiasts. Approximately one mile of this creek (both banks) runs through the 461-acre Oatka Creek Park. This park offers one lodge for rent with a capacity of 50 people. Inside, the lodge includes picnic tables, a wood burning stove, an oven and refrigerator. The bathrooms are located inside the lodge and water is available inside. Oatka Creek Park has two soccer fields that are available for rent. For information and reservations please call 585 753-PARK (7275) or go to the Monroe County Online Lodge & Shelter Reservation System.
Address - 9797 Union Street Scottsville, New York 14546
Phone - (585) 753-7275
Canawaugus Park is located in the southeast corner of the Village of Scottsville and is maintained by the Village. This picturesque park has picnic tables, parking and a view across the creek to some remaining historical canal structures.
Address - Route 251 Scottsville, New York
Phone - (585) 889-6050
Email - Scottsville Village Office
Johnson Park is located in and maintained by the Village of Scottsville. The park includes an enclosed pavilion that can be reserved by Town residents, includes various playground equipment, a little league baseball field, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts and lots of open space. Reservations for park use can be made at the Scottsville Village Office.
Address - 5 Brown's Ave. Scottsville New York
Phone - (585) 889-6050
Email - Scottsville Village Office
Things to Do
Genesee Country Village & Museum
History comes alive at the largest and most comprehensive living history museum in New York State. Genesee Country Village & Museum invites your whole family to step back in time with costumed interpreters to explore the 19th century historic village. Visitors can tour the working brewery, the blacksmith, potter, printshop, tinsmith and visit the baby animals on the farm. End your day by taking a piece of history home from the Museum Store, featuring handcrafted fudge and village-made tin and pottery. GCV&M is also home to the John L. Wehle Art Gallery, a nature center, and Silver Baseball Park. Open seasonally with special events all year long. Just 10 minutes from Scottsville in the Town of Wheatland and the Hamlet of Mumford. Visit the GCV&M Website.
Address - 1410 Flint Hill Rd, Mumford, NY 14511
Phone - (585) 538-6822
Email - Genesee Country Village & Museum
Genesee Valley Greenway
The Genesee Valley Greenway State Park is a 90-mile open space corridor that follows the route of the Genesee Valley Canal (1840-1878) and the Pennsylvania Railroad Rochester Branch (1882-1963) from the Erie Canalway Trail in Rochester's Genesee Valley Park to the Village of Cuba in Allegany County.The park includes a public, multi-use trail and natural and historic resources. The majority of the trail is an old railway bed that is a straight, level surface consisting of cinders, gravel and mowed grass. The Greenway passes through woodlands, wetlands, river and stream valleys, rolling farmlands, steep gorges, and historic villages in sixteen towns located in Monroe, Livingston, Wyoming, Allegany, and Cattaraugus counties. The Greenway trail is easily accessible from multiple locations in the Town of Wheatland including from Canawaugus Park in the Village of Scottsville.
Depending on the season, come enjoy a hike, a bike ride, cross-country skiing or a snowshoe trek on the Greenway in Wheatland today!
Address - Genesee Valley Greenway, 1 Letchworth State Park Castile, NY 14510
Phone - (585) 493-3600
Oatka Creek is the third longest tributary of the Genesee River, located entirely in the Western New York region of the U.S. state of New York. From southern Wyoming County, it flows 58 miles to the Genesee River near Scottsville in the Town of Wheatland, draining an area of 215 square miles that includes all or part of 23 towns and villages in Wyoming, Genesee, Livingston and Monroe counties as well. The lower Oatka located in the Town of Wheatland is considered a blue-ribbon brown trout fishery, with some brook trout populating the water as well.
New York Game & Fish calls Oatka Creek “premier trout water…” and puts the Oatka …”on every trout fisherman’s A-list".
Be Active Trail
There are many fun opportunities in Wheatland to support a healthy lifestyle, including use of the "Be Active Trail". Established by the Town of Wheatland, the "Be Active Trail" is a two mile walking trail located within the Village of Scottsville. It is readily identifiable by the distinctive blue colored "Be Active Trail" signs.
Gravel Ponds Campground
Gravel Ponds is 30 acres of sparkling water in a beautiful rural setting located in the Town of Wheatland. A membership at Gravel Ponds is a season pass to sport fishing, swimming, beaches, paddle boats, picnic pavilions, as well as campsites. Gravel Ponds is a unique family atmosphere with something to please all age groups.
Address - 2329 North Road, Scottsville, New York 14546
Phone - (585) 538-9631
Email - Gravel Ponds Campground
Mill Creek Golf Course
The Mill Creek Golf Club sits on the highest point in Monroe County, with views to the east of the Rochester skyline and the rolling hills of the Finger Lakes to the south. In addition to an 18 Hole Championship Golf Course and a 9 Hole Short Course, Mill Creek offers one of the area's best practice facilities and a top-notch golf academy. The Tavern Restaurant is the perfect place for great food and a relaxing atmosphere.
Address - 128 Cedars Ave. Churchville, New York 14428
Phone - (585) 889-4110
Scottsville Ice Arena
The Scottsville Ice Arena provides the community with the opportunity for public skating, supports youth and adult hockey leagues, local high school hockey teams and other events and activities.
Address - 1800 Scottsville-Chili Road, Scottsville, New York 14546
Phone - (585) 889-1810
In addition to being a working farm, Stokoe Farms offers many exciting and interesting farm related, family activities for all ages, including: an annual corn maze, wagon rides, zip lines, giant slides, barnyard barrel train rides, feeding the animals in Bunnyville and many others.
Address - 656 South Road Scottsville, New York 14546
Phone - (585) 889-0770
Email - Stokoe Farms
Places to See
First Presbyterian Church of Mumford
The First Presbyterian Church of Mumford is a historic Church located in the Hamlet of Mumford in the Town of Wheatland. It has a High Victorian Gothic–style edifice built from 1869 to 1883 of bog limestone quarried from a rare fossilized deposit on the Oliver Allen farm east of Mumford. The main block of the building is five bays long and three bays wide (approximately 50 feet by 60 feet), with a freestanding 70-foot tower with spire at the northwest corner. The Church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.
Address - 893 George St., Mumford, NY 14511
Phone - (585) 538-4380
The Sage-Marlowe House is a small one and a half story “vernacular” style or working man’s house at 69 Main Street in Scottsville. It was built about 1830 by Simeon Sage and was one of Scottsville’s earliest houses. There have been a total of fourteen owners in the house’s history. The Marlowe family owned it for sixty years before it was purchased by the Wheatland Historical Association (WHA) in 1985. The WHA has restored and furnished the house to represent the 1830-1850 time period. One room of the house was especially designed to house the George Skivington collection of historical materials. It consists of books, scrapbooks and original documents that were collected by Mr. Skivington and donated to the WHA. In 2000 a room was added to the back of the house which is used for educational purposes and for group activities. A Christmas sale and a geranium sale have been held at the house annually for a number of years.
To request an appointment to do research in the Skivington Library or for a tour of the house call 889-4574 and leave a message. A WHA member will return your call.
Address - 69 Main St. Scottsville, New York 14546
No 4 one room school house
The Wheatland District No. 4 School was one of nine “district schools” that were built during the 1800s in the Town of Wheatland. District No. 4, also known as the Quaker School or the South Road School, was built in the 1850s. The building was continuously in use as a school until 1947 when it closed. The No. 4 schoolhouse originally stood on South Road near the present Stokoe Tree Farm. In early 2003, the building was donated to the Wheatland-Chili School District for historic preservation and educational usage. On September 15, 2004, the schoolhouse made its grand journey through the Village of Scottsville and was greeted by hundreds of students as it reached its new location on the campus of T.J. Connor Elementary School. The schoolhouse then underwent an extensive renovation and when complete, was furnished with actual artifacts from the early twentieth century, some of which were original to the building when it first served as a school.
Address - TJ Connor Elementary School, 13 Beckwith Ave Scottsville, NY 14546