Nestled along the calm waters of the historic Erie Canal, the Village of Newark welcomes boaters and visitors to the Port of Newark Interpretive Center, which also houses the Greater Newark Chamber of Commerce Office just west of Lock 28B in the Village of Newark New York.
A walking trail along the canal, picnic facilities as well as close proximity to village merchants including restaurants, drug stores, hairdressers, grocery and hardware stores, along with lodging and modern movie theater complex. Wi-Fi is available at the Port of Newark and at the Newark Public Library, all within walking distance from your boat dock on the canal. Pick up a free walking guide of the village.
Every small town has its claim to fame. Founded in Newark in 1872 was the World Famous Jackson & Perkins Company, rose growers. Their 17 acre Rose Garden was a popular visitor attraction from 1947 to 1966. Newark was known as the Direct-Selling Capital of the World, and home of the C.H. Stuart Co,. a conglomerate of nursery products, home products, china, silverware and eventually their jewelry division, Sarah Coventry Inc.
In 1903, two young men, R.A.S. and C.T. Bloomer founded the Bloomer Bros. Paper Co., producing parer board for such uses as
egg cartons and ice cream containers. Their company was known and respected the world over, as they designed and
manufactured their own machinery.
In 1905, S.H. Mora left a secure position at Eastman Kodak Co. in Rochester to found the Mora Motor Car Company in Newark.
He produced medium and high priced cars from 1906-1911, as well as a children’s car, the Browniekar. His massive brick plant
still exists and is home to the 111 year old Hallagan Manufacturing Co. manufacturers of high end upholstered furniture, sold
only in the best stores. Relive these companies by visiting the Newark-Arcadia Historical Society Museum, at 120 High
Street, a quick walk from the canal.
Newark now is home to, Lengendary Auto Interiors, Maco Bag Company, Newcut, NAFCO-North American Filter Corporation, Refractron Technologies, Spinco Metal Products, Ultralife Batteries, Key Industries-Wayne ARC, Wegman’s Corp, WACK/WUUF Radio and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, who are among our larger employers.
Legendary Auto Interiors- Yes! This is the same company featured in auto restorer magazines and collectors car
shows all over the world, and it is located right here in Newark, New York. It is located the site of the old Erie Canal, and just north
of the Finger Lakes region in western New York State, is its 27,000 square foot facility. Visit its showroom with its selection of
’60’s through ’70’s upholstery and soft trim.
Legendary Auto Interiors Ltd. is on the road with its trucks, vans and trailers, providing the ability to attend shows and swap meets coast to coast, and throughout the heartland of America. Stocked with quality displays to see, touch and compare, the carrying capacity of its show vehicles enables the company to have an ample stock of upholstery and soft trim on hand for events that are tended by qualified and knowledgeable sales representatives.
At car shows and swap meets across the nation, its experienced sales representatives proudly display a variety of colorful upholstery kits, door panels and other soft trim products. Newark is its central location for extraordinary bargains, answers and information concerning customer automotive restoration needs.
~Consider taking time to visit~
1) Art Gallery & Store:
Wayne County Council for the Arts, 108 West Miller St. Newark, NY 14513
For up to date Gallery hours, Events & Classes: (315) 331-4593 or Wayne-Arts.com
2) The Newark-Arcadia Museum/History Center:
120 High Street Newark, NY 14513
Saturdays 1 – 3 p.m – year round, Wednesdays 7 – 9 p.m.-during July & August,
other times by appointment.
Call 331.6409, or 945.5881.
3) The Hoffman Clock Museum
121 High Street- Inside the Newark Public Library
4) The Rear Admiral Leslie E. Gehres Memorial Exhibit
Located in the lobby of Newark High School.
The story of the USS Franklin, “The ship that wouldn’t die”
5) The Barge Canal Powerhouse, Restored circa 1911
Located at Newark Lock 28B
Looking for something else to do while in town?
Try bowling at PBA Champion Doug Kent’s Rose Bowl Lanes
725 West Miller Street, Newark 315-331-2007
Doug Kent is the 2007 PBA Bowler of the Year
and 2 time 2007 PBA tournament champion
Greater Newark is also the home of Brantling Ski and Snowboard Center, located on Fish Farm Road, north of Newark. Brantling has it all for amateurs and the seasoned skier. www.brantling.com