Genesee County Blog

Check out our blog for hand-selected things to see and do in Genesee County direct from the experts

Stock the Tree, Stuff the Stockings, and Save: Shop Local this Holiday Season

The holiday season is filled with family, friends, great food… and lots of shopping. This year, skip the big box stores and crowded malls…

Read More

Life in Luxury at River Spring Lodge

Imagine the perfect weekend getaway. It’s comfortable, secluded, and your every need is anticipated and cared for. Most importantly, it’s…

Read More
New Menu

Tasty New Courses At Local Championship Course

Terry Hills Golf Course & Banquet Facility has been a community staple for over 40 years. The 27-hole championship course draws locals and…

Read More
Alex's Place

Staff Picks: Eight of Our Favorite Food Spots on Batavia's West End

On a daily basis, we are tempted by all of the delicious dining options in Genesee County. With so many restaurants to choose from, we often…

Read More

Falling for Fall: Your Guide to All Things Autumn in Genesee County

The leaves explode with color to mark the start of fall. It’s the season for apples, pumpkin-carving, graveyard walks and ghost hunts. The…

Read More
The Fairway at Draves Arboretum

Fall in Love with Trees at Internationally Accredited, Draves Arboretum

We would venture to guess, almost everyone knows that Darien Center is home to Darien Lake Amusement Park, the Coaster Capital of New York State. As…

Read More

Hike, Bike, Paddle & Play: 7 Ways to Explore the Outdoors in Genesee County

Summer isn’t over yet, and what better way to enjoy those final weeks of warmth than getting outside and soaking up the sun? We’ve rounded…

Read More

Fill Your Belly (and Your Basket) with Farm-Fresh Goodness

Summer is the perfect time for fresh produce – juicy fruits and tasty veggies. And what better place to get them than farm-fresh from a local…

Read More

Make Summer Memories (and S’mores!) at these 8 Campsites

The wind whistling through the trees, the sun peeking through the clouds, and just around the corner, a bird is singing. There’s no better way…

Read More

Coasters, Concerts & Campfires: Summer Fun at Darien Lake Amusement Park

Rediscover the joy of family vacations at Darien Lake Amusement Park! Since 1964, Darien Lake has been the warm weather destination for Western New…

Read More

Experience “Life in the Past Lane” at Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

🎵Low bridge everybody down! Low bridge, ‘cause we’re coming to a town. 🎵 At Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises, you’ll be…

Read More

Check In to Comfort, Relaxation, and Vacation in Genesee County

After a full day of play in Genesee County, there are plenty of places to lay your head and catch some zzz’s – from boutique hotels with a…

Read More
Wild Rican Coming Soon ©MichelleFigueroa

The Tastes of the Caribbean, The Wild Rican Opens in Batavia on May 20th

This year is full of firsts for Genesee County! We've opened our first brewery in over 100 years, our first 100% vegan restaurant opened up shop, and…

Read More
County Park

9 Things to do in Genesee County that are Free, Nearly Free, or under $10!

  1. Visit a farm - get to know our Alpacas!  (Nearly Free: donations accepted) Our Alpaca farms are open to visitors year round, just call…

Read More
Eden Grand Opening ©Lindsey Turrell

A Grand Opening to a New Way of Eating

This Earth Day, the very first 100% vegan restaurant in Genesee County is opening up to share a different kind of delicious food with locals and…

Read More
Canoe Launch

Five Great Kayak & Canoe Launch Sites

Whether for exercise, adventure, stress relief or connecting with nature, kayaking and canoeing are a favorite activity in Genesee County!…

Read More

Taste Bud Approved: 6 Local Spots Sure to Satisfy

Whether you’re visiting for the first time or are a regular local – it’s hard to beat some of the delicious eats found in Genesee…

Read More
Darien Lake Tantrum

Hang on for the Ride of Your Life: Experience our Newest Rollercoaster!

Darien Lake’s wide variety of entertainment has made it “destination fun” since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls (between…

Read More

6 Places to Unleash Your Inner Artist in Genesee County for Arts Awareness Month

Is there anything better than the feeling of working with your hands? Of crafting, creating, and unleashing your creativity? We think not. March is…

Read More

A Legacy Rekindled, A History Preserved at Farmer’s Creekside Tavern & Inn

In July 2017, we welcomed a new business to Genesee County – but its building has history dating back to the 1820s. On Main Street in LeRoy, NY…

Read More