The Town of Penfield is a lovely place. Residents and town leaders have always valued the history inherent in the region as well as its natural beauty while keeping an eye to the future. In fact, the town motto is “Town of Planned Progress.” Hiking trails abound here, with areas designed for serious athletes, casual strollers, even children; and Irondequoit Creek, which runs through Penfield, offers canoeing and kayaking from LaSalle’s Landing.
The Four Corners area is the historic center of the community, with Schaufelber Park, beautifully landscaped, surrounded by charming historic buildings which house locally owned shops and restaurants. Neighborhoods are, for the most part, made up of upscale houses with long, sprawling lawns; and the large school district, notable for its well respected music program, provides the central core to life in Penfield.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department serves the police needs here in Penfield. There is a Volunteer Emergency Ambulance system and Penfield Volunteer Fire Company covers most of the community, with a few areas lying under the protection of the Webster Fire Department. Penfield Public Library is located at 1985 Baird Road and is known for presenting a large catalog of activities for all ages (585) 340-88720. Penfield Library
Dayton’s Corners School, a one-room schoolhouse, was erected in 1857. It’s located at Plank Rd. & Creek St. A marker in Ellison Park identifies Indian Landing, the beginning of the Ohio Trail, which ran from Canada to the Mississippi Valley in Pioneer Days.