Nestled in the farmland of Wayne County, NY just 20 miles from urban Rochester, Marion will please both the country dog and city dog in your life. Marion’s quiet lifestyle and low crime rate -- less than half the state average -- make it very safe to explore. The city boasts two veterinary practices to keep your pup in tip-top shape.
Marion’s rich history dates to 1795, and the Ezra T. Phelps Farm Complex takes you back to the roots. The farm has a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and is worth a visit and sniff. Agriculture means homegrown delicacies, so stop by Dutchland Foods on N. Main St. and snag some of their famous homemade peanut butter for your furry friend. A stroll downtown will work off the calories.
When you’re ready for a change of scenery, take advantage of Marion’s location. Water dogs should head north to Lake Ontario. For more creature comforts, though, drive east to Downtown Rochester. Rochester has a feast of options. It is home to more than 50 dog-friendly restaurants and, if you can’t tear yourself away, more than 20 pet-friendly hotels.
Marion prides itself on being a friendly, tightly-knit community. In Fall 2017, the Town of Marion launched a Dog Census to better understand its four-legged residents. Clearly, Marion cares about its canine pawpulation!