Newfield is a pleasant rural town with an unincorporated village. There are about 200 small businesses in the town, many of them home-based. Brown Cow yogurt first sprang up on Seeley Hill Road many years ago, even though it has since been sold and is now located in California. Electric Wilburland is a professional recording studio (The Horseflies, Glass of Water, Joe Crookston), located in a renovated church right around the corner from the covered bridge. Littletree Orchards has great u-pick apples, peaches, cherries, and flowers.
The village of Newfield is quiet and pleasant with a number of historical buildings along Main Street, within easy walking distance of the covered bridge. Here you will find the Newfield Hotel, the Masonic Lodge, the Cook House (the former residence of one of Newfield’s early physicians, Dr. Christopher Columbus Cook), and The Gables, a former teahouse.
At 222 Main Street is the King Bowstring Arch Bridge, one of the earliest prefabricated bridges in the county, designed in the 1870s by Ohio industrialist Zenas King. Adjacent to the bridge is Mill Park. You can enjoy its garden, rest in the shade of its gazebo, and eat lunch at the picnic table while listening to the gurgle of the west branch of Cayuga Inlet.
To take a self-guided tour of Newfield, download the brochure. (pdf) (best if printed on 8.5″ x 14″ paper)
The Newfield Public Library, located on 154 Main Street Newfield, can be contacted at (607) 564-3594. Visit the Library online at: www.newfieldpubliclibrary.org.
The Newfield Recreation Program – run by the town of Newfield for children of school age. More information.
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