Roadside Attractions and Routes 5 & 20 Trail
Miles and miles of roadside attractions are waiting to be discovered on any route you choose to travel through Ontario County. Here are few of the more unconventional sites that are worth a stop.
The two-story outhouse in Phelps (yes, you read that right!), has 6 seats and was made of solid brick back in 1869. This unusual privy is located on the grounds of the Howe House, a distinctive Empire Style residence that now houses the Phelps Community Historical Society.
One of the most distinguished features of Geneva are its row houses, resembling terrace housing you would find in Georgetown or London, built between 1808 and 1820 that originally served as shops with living quarters above in what was then the village center. Today, the well-maintained row houses serve as apartments and single-family homes with stunning views of Seneca Lake.
Get off the highway and travel along Routes 5&20 through the small cities of Geneva and Canandaigua for an authentic Finger Lakes experience with locally owned restaurants, shops, and places to stay dotting the route. A drive along Routes 5&20 should include a stop to see the Carhartt car outside The Outdoor Store in Bloomfield. After your photo op with the car, check out the store - a mom and pop establishment that has been in business for over 20 years!