Wellsville, NY: A Fine Place

Updated: May 29, 2019

(This is a borrowed and updated post from Sand's previous blog originally written 11/11/2018)

In January of 2001, my family and I decided to embark on a cross-country journey to a new place. We were unsure of where we wanted to go, but started some research online. Through this research,  I learned about many different towns and villages across the Southern Tier, and up into the North Country of NY. We were intrigued, and made the commitment to start a new life in the Southern Tier of NY.

An image of a quaint old-fashioned main street in Wellsville, NY. The Stained-Glass Clock stands against a background of blue sky and clouds.
Wellsville, NY on a Crisp Fall Afternoon

The beautiful architecture and and unique offerings of each town called to me. From Jamestown to Alexandria Bay, Lake Placid and all the way down to NYC, there are amazing little hamlets and villages overflowing with hidden treasures of beauty and amazing works of art; both new and old.

Wellsville, NY is one of those small towns. Tucked away just enough, It feels like a personal discovery when you find yourself there. On Main Street, you will find several shops and restaurants, and lots of public art; which I think makes any place even better.

Join me on a picture journey of a walk around Wellsville, NY:


Train Depot with a terra cotta tile roof, brick exterior, and brick street in the foreground.
A Historic Train Depot Sleeps Behind Main Street

This old depot has seen better days, but standing before it, you can close your eyes and almost hear the whistle of the train.

Erie Railroad Historic Marker in Wellsville, NY
Lions Club Historic Marker about the Erie Railroad

A large art piece on the side of a building in Wellsville NY. Made up of a mosaic of hand-crafted tiles. Features the activities and history of the region, including images of maple-tapping, air balloons, fishing, cows grazing, and a railroad going through it all.
A Beautiful Artistic Mosaic Tile Representation of the Allegany Region of New York.

There are art installations like this throughout the city, and a new project called the Fassett Greenspace Project which features an interactive outdoor park in which community members can play instruments, socialize, and be inspired.