Settled in 1794, Great Sodus Bay is located about halfway between Rochester and Syracuse and is the largest bay on Lake Ontario. It's a lovely area, often called "The Crown Jewel of Lake Ontario," and known for it's excellent fishing for lake, brown and rainbow trout, salmon and steelhead, perch and walleye. Other sports available in the area include boating, kayaking, swimming, picnicking, camping, hiking and biking. There are wineries, farm markets and antique stores nearby, and the whole area is filled with marinas, cruises & fishing charters, quaint shops and restaurants. Sodus Point offers annual year-round activities and events. During the summer: afternoon outdoor concerts at the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum, on the bluff overlooking Lake Ontario, parades and fireworks every 4th of July weekend, and ongoing festivities around the point that are open to the public including the annual Sodus Bay Yacht Club's Antique Boat show and nautical flea market. Book a charter and participate in the fishing tournaments though-out the season. Or fish off the pier at Sodus Point or at Maxwell Creek. Great Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario boast some of the finest freshwater fishing in the country and around the world. Sailboats and watercraft of all sorts and sizes paint the landscape with color and excitement. Whether watching or riding, Great Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario are thrilling! The finest and best equipped marinas welcome boaters from near and far. Though boating, jet skiing, & water skiing is a favorite pastime in the summer on Great Sodus Ice Boating is a favorite pastime on Sodus Bay in the Winter Bay and Lake Ontario, the area's beautiful winters bring out cross-country skiers to the fabulous trails. Ice Fishing and Ice Boating are very popular on Sodus Bay during the winter months.