In 2010, almost one thousand people lived in the village of Sodus Point Harbor, the northeastern part of the Town of Sodus. This beautiful lakeside community is surrounded on three sides by water. Sodus Point Harbor has a beautiful downtown area that borders Lake Ontario.
Sodus Point Harbor has a humid continental climate with humid warm summers and winters that can be very cold. Temperatures in Sodus Point Harbor range from an average high of 21°C (70°F) in July and August to an average low of about -4°C (25°F) in January and February. Precipitation ranges from a low of five centimeters (two inches) in February to as much as ten centimeters (four inches) in September. Humidity levels range from about 75% in April and May to as much as 88% in August and September. Winters can be harsh in Sodus Point Harbor. Snow falls from October until early May each year, reaching up to 66 centimeters (26 inches) in January.
Visitors to Sodus Point Harbor will want to check out the Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum. Open until the end of October from Tuesday through Sunday from 10am until 5pm, the 15.2-meter (50-foot) tower with a maritime museum in the building's first floor and a reference library on the second. The three-story stone structure is just south of a 7.6-meter (25-foot) bluff overlooking Lake Ontario. Sodus Point Sand Beach is about 150 yards to the east, and Sodus Point Harbor's 244-meter (800-foot) pier less than a mile down the beach. The museum on the first floor contains four display areas that tell the story of Sodus Point Harbor's history.
Visitors first see a diorama illustrating the construction of the 1870 Sodus Point Harbor lighthouse and uniforms of the personnel who worked and lived here. One of the display spaces contains a navigator's desk and ship's wheel as well as a mock-up of a first class cabin typical of those on the early Lake Passenger Steamers. The small room at the back of the building contains a model of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Coal Trestle.
There are picnic tables and grills and park benches on the grounds overlooking the lake, and a small gazebo provides a stage for musicians performing the summer concerts. The Sodus Point Harbor Lighthouse Museum is open from May 1 through October 31 every day but Monday from 10am until 5pm. Admissions are $4 for adults and $2 for children from eight to 17. Children under eight years old are admitted free. Adults pay $3 and children enjoy Concert Sundays free.