Fun Things for Seniors to Do in Victor, NY

The town of Victor, NY, is a relaxing community that’s around 20 minutes away from Rochester. It has lots of nature, shopping, golf, arts and culture to explore, with around 16,000 people calling Victor home. 

Here are some of the top things for seniors to do in Victor, NY, and the area.

1. Parks & Hiking

There’s a lot of nature in the town of Victor, from parks to hiking trails. The town of Victor has a trail system with more than 65 miles of hiking trails. The nonprofit Victor Hiking Trails Inc. offers guided hikes, including hikes that cover themes ranging from history to animal tracks. There are also trail maintenance groups and more ways for people who are passionate about nature to get involved.

There’s also more than 450 acres of parkland in Victor, plus an additional 330 acres of parkland within the neighboring Boughton Park. In Victor, parks include:

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  • Victor Municipal Park: The 47-acre park includes 2 miles of trails, a timber-frame picnic shelter, an enclosed lodge, a special events amphitheater and bandshell, an accessible fishing dock with a stocked pond and a children’s playground.
  • Fishers Park: The 93-acre park includes 5 miles of multiuse trails along the banks of Irondequoit Creek and through a meadow, plus fishing, a picnic area with tables and tennis/pickleball courts.
  • Harlan Fisher Park: The 6-acre park includes a picnic area with tables and a children’s playground.
  • Boughton Park: The 330-acre park includes two ponds, 5 miles of multiuse trails and canoe/kayak launches.
  • Maryfrances Bluebird Haven: The 39-acre park includes a 1-mile looped multiuse trail, an accessible fishing dock with a pond, an enclosed lodge, bird nesting boxes and a community garden.
  • Dryer Road Park: The 132-acre park includes 15 miles of trails, a pump track for mountain biking, athletic fields, a picnic shelter, a box sports rink and a children’s playground.
  • Mead Square Park: This pocket park in downtown Victor includes shade trees, flower gardens and benches.
  • Lehigh Crossing Park: This 54-acre park includes 3 miles of multiuse trails surrounded by woods, wetlands and a pond, providing plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities.
  • Village on the Park: This 70-acre park includes 2 miles of trails, athletic fields, a sledding hill and a children’s playground.

Most of these parks have exciting future developments planned, including splash pads, bridges, dog parks and other amenities. From fishing, to hiking, to sitting outside and reading a book, there are lots of ways to enjoy the outdoors in Victor.

2. Victor Farmington Library

The Victor Farmington Library is a wonderful resource for free educational resources, books and other types of media to check out. In addition to being a quiet space to read, study and use resources like computers and Wi-Fi, the library also hosts events like walking groups, chair yoga classes, mahjong, computer classes, pinochle, book clubs and more.

3. Downtown Victor Shopping District

Downtown Victor, along Main Street between School and Church Streets, features a variety of locally owned shops. Residents can head to downtown Victor when they’re looking for unique items, including fashion, gifts, comic books and quilting and craft supplies. The area is also home to Victor Yoga Studio, a space offering vinyasa flow, yin and gentle yoga classes.

4. Golf

There are lots of golf courses in the Victor area. If you’re looking to hit the links, check out the following.

  • Parkview Fairways is an 18-hole golf course that includes two 35-acre ponds and offers senior discounts.
  • Ravenwood Golf Club, considered one of the top public courses in the Rochester area, features 18 challenging holes of golf for any skill level.
  • Victor Hills Golf Club includes three 18-hole courses and a 9-hole executive golf course.

The Rochester area has many more golf courses to choose from, each with unique play for golfers with all types of experience.

5. Ganondagan Seneca Art & Culture Center

The Ganondagan Seneca Art & Culture Center is part of the Ganondagan State Historic Site, a National Historic Landmark and the only historic site in New York dedicated to a Native American theme. The historic site spans nearly 600 acres and is the original site of a 17th-century Seneca town.

At the center, visitors can see exhibits on Seneca and Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) society, culture and art that cover history dating back more than 2,000 years. The center displays historical, cultural and artistic artifacts, as well as features special exhibits like contemporary paintings and films.

The site also includes the Bark Longhouse, open for seasonal viewing, as well as hiking trails. A visit is a great opportunity to learn about indigenous cultures and their contributions to and impact on the Victor area.

6. Historic Valentown Museum

The Historic Valentown Museum is a place that preserves and educates about the history of the Valentown site, a 4-story shopping plaza and community center that dates back to 1879. The museum includes exhibits with artifacts on themes including a general store, a harness maker’s shop, items from surveyors and local history, a music room, agricultural artifacts and a grand ballroom. Visitors can learn about what rural life in the 19th and early 20th century was like through the museum’s changing exhibits.

7. Eastview Mall

The massive Eastview Mall has diverse stores and goods all in a single location. Popular brands in the mall include Apple, The Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, Express, Gap, Macy’s, Sephora and many more. There are also several restaurants and special events at the mall, which features a carousel.

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The Addison of Fairways Has More Activities for Seniors

Seniors who live at The Addison of Fairways in Victor have even more enjoyable things to do right in this independent living senior community, which also offers short-term care. Every day, there’s a full slate of programming for residents, with activities like:

  • Bingo
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Book clubs
  • Exercise classes
  • Happy hours
  • Live music
  • Movies
  • Table games
  • Trivia nights
  • Walking clubs

Residents can also look forward to three daily chef-prepared meals with restaurant-style service, plus they have access to a chapel, fitness center, library, 9-hole golf course, and salon and barber services. For details, find out more about Senior Lifestyle, or schedule a tour.

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