The family golf membership grants you, your spouse, and the human-like hybrids you've spawned full access to Champion Hills Country Club. The verdant, 200-acre course showcases a smaller cottage-style design, nine holes that emphasize unique architecture and reward strategic thinking while remaining approachable by all skill levels. Club membership nets unlimited and unrestricted tee times, as well as no green fees, leaving extra money to make it rain at the elegant, auburn-hued dining room and full-service bar, accessible as part of the membership. Members-only special events include the wine- and chocolate-themed ladies' night out and a weekly Friday night fish fry. The golf-disinclined or swing-weary can sneak off to enjoy the club’s private outdoor pool and winter ice-skating rink.
On 134 acres of farmland outside of Fairport, the dedicated staff and volunteers of Lollypop Farm, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester care for thousands of stray animals each year. The open-admission shelter adopts animals of all breeds and species—including cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, and pigs—and holds programs to educate visitors on the issues that contribute to the animals' overpopulation and difficulty in attaining advanced degrees.
The staff encourages families to visit the animals and enjoy the outdoor farm petting area, and oversees younger visitors as they build bonds with animals through education programs such as basic pet care for 3–5 year-olds. The Future Vets program teaches aspiring veterinarians in fifth–eighth grades how to conduct basic exams and begin working toward careers in animal care or pig-to-horse translation services. Summer farm camps also provide a hands-on experience as young visitors have fun feeding animals and caring for their own designated camp pets.
The lakeside dining room at Crescent Beach dazzles visitors with gourmet cuisine and scenic vistas of Lake Ontario. Like a lunchbox with Oscar Wilde’s face on it, the lunch menu adds a touch of sophistication to midday meals, tempting taste buds with delicacies such as the grilled-salmon-filet sandwich, served with flavorful cucumber-horseradish sauce ($10.99), or the Sam Adams new york strip steak, marinated in beer and paired with mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies ($26.99). The Sunday brunch menu pairs champagne and a chocolate fountain with made-to-order specialties like pancakes and Belgian waffles.