Silver Lake Outlet flows under and behind Main Street. Letchworth State Park is just minutes away. The town was named after General Oliver Hazard Perry, hero of the Battle of Lake Erie. Perry is home to American Classic Outfitters, makers of apparel for the NFL, NBA and WNBA.
The Perry Downtown Historic District, First Methodist Episcopal Church of Perry, the Brick Presbyterian Church and Epworth Hall all are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Chester A. Arthur, the 21st President of the United States, lived some of his childhood years in Perry, although there are no markers or sites denoting that. Perry at one time was a thriving mill town on the border of Silver Lake Outlet.