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About Wayne County and Newark

Wayne County

Wayne County is located in the northern Finger Lakes region bordering the southern shore of Lake Ontario. The Seaway Trail and the Historic Erie Canal wind through the county. The county provides numerous opportunities to fish, boat, bike or hike. Additionally, you can explore the rich history of the area in the various museums, tour the award winning orchards and farms, or spend the day antiquing.

We invite you to learn more about this diverse county. Here are some helpful links:


Newark is located in the Town of Arcadia in the south-central portion of Wayne County. Just a short drive from Lake Ontario, the scenic Finger Lakes region, and the NYS Thruway, Newark is 35 miles east of Rochester on Route 31. Situated in a county known for its beautiful rural countryside, the Village of Newark has been referred to as the county's commercial and industrial "hub." The historic Erie Canal winds through the village, highlighted by the T. Spencer Knight Park.

Learn more about the village by visiting these links: