Take a trip to Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY, and you will find yourself in my backyard. It's a gem of a town with a considerable population and many places that appeal to visitors from around the nation. The Lilac Festival is a must for tourists that are passing through when those lovely flowers in bloom. In addition to the blossoms, people can enjoy arts, crafts, and various food vendors as well. The Inspire Moore Winery is a great way to top off any trip with excellent wines, an attractive atmosphere, and a bright purple building that cannot be missed. Be sure to stop by and have a taste before turning in for the night. The Jell-o Gallery is also a hop, skip, and a jump away, awaiting any great jell-o fans. It has a gift shop, interesting exhibits, and a beautiful garden just begging for a stroll.
Irondequoit has a rich history. It was a setting involved in the French and Indian War in the early years of the nation and saw action during the American Revolution as well. History buffs will love to investigate and shoppers can take their fill as well. I love to putter around in Antiques and Old Lace, discovering new finds for my home that completely change the atmosphere. The Eastview Mall and Barnes and Noble will provide visitors with the large chains they are looking for when they need to make an excursion for something special. Thread has unique clothing and housewares. I love being so close to all of the action of Rochester with great opportunities for work while being away from the hustle and bustle of a larger city. Take a look and find what there is to look forward to in Irondequoit.