is Unique in
Wayne County is located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario between the two major cities of Rochester and Syracuse. Sodus Bay, located about midway between these two cities, is the largest bay on the American shore of Lake Ontario.
|The glacier, Wisconsin, had a significant effect on the geography of Wayne County. Along the northern border of Wayne County, south of Lake Ontario, the land rises slightly. This higher land is called the "Ridge." It is believed that it was the shore of a once bigger Lake Ontario.|
Perhaps the most unique geographic feature of Wayne County is drumlins. Much of the county is flat except for these large rounded hills shaped like submarine sandwiches which run north and south. These rounded hills were formed when the glacier began to melt and move from the area. One of the more famous drumlins which runs perpendicular to Lake Ontario is being eroded away by wind and waves and has formed what is called Chimney Bluffs. There is now a state park at that location. Another well-known drumlin is the one in the town of Palmyra called Hill Cumorah, where Joseph Smith is said to have found the Golden Plates which were translated into the Book of Morman.
geography of Wayne County has effected the agriculture in
the area. The area near the lake has been the best place
for the farming of fruit because the temperature of the
lake changes more slowly and effects the land close to
it, by keeping the temperature more constant.