Olcott is at its best under the summer sun, thanks to its proximity to glittering Lake Ontario and its nostalgic, beachside amenities. Start your day perusing the mix of eclectic boutiques housed on the boardwalk at Lakeview Village Shoppes, which are housed in a row of colorful, pier-side cottages. Be sure to have your phone handy — with its brightly painted signs, Adirondack chairs and views of the lake, the boardwalk is extremely photogenic! There’s more to peruse at Olcott shops than souvenirs and antiques, however. You’ll find several farmer’s markets nearby — we love the Newfane Farmer’s Market for fresh produce, baked goods and even delicious sausages. And don’t miss a stop at historic Bye’s Popcorn stand, which has been operating in Olcott since 1923!