Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway
—Mill Road Scenic Overlook —Known to locals for generations simply as "The View". This 180-degree vista and iconic part of the Town of Aurora's agricultural heritage gives the community the perfect place to catch a glimpse of a sunset or gaze westward over unbroken meadow and forest. Until 2014 there was never a safe way for visitors to stop and enjoy this landscape. Thanks to a three-year cooperative effort led by the Friends of Mill Road and involving private landowners, local businesses, charitable foundations and hundreds of individual donors, this roadside pull-off and 60-acre scenic panorama is now protected in perpetuity. In 2013 Aurora acquired the property and the Western New York Land Conservancy, a land trust that protects agricultural, natural and scenic properties throughout the region, was granted a permanent conservation easement. It is the second project completed under the Town's 2010 Open Space Plan. Eastern Bluebird. History. The Closs family began farming this land in 1828, when the Town of Aurora was in its infancy. Over nearly two centuries, generations of this family have been stewards of this land, whether they were engaged in dairy farming, crop production or haying. The photographs of Clinton Closs running a combine in 1946 will bring back memories for many Aurorans. 1946 Closs Family.
|Placed By||Western New York Southtowns Scenic Byway|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 at 9:04am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 692754 N 4733698|
|Decimal Degrees||42.73160000, -78.64543333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 43.896', W 78° 38.726'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 43' 53.7600" N, 78° 38' 43.5600" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||716, 585|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1311 Mill Rd, East Aurora NY 14052, US|
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