Genesee County Blog

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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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It’s Always Swimsuit Weather at Palm Island Indoor Waterpark

Escape the wintery winds to a place where the temperature is always 85 degrees, the water is always warm and hot dogs are always on the menu. At Palm…

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Sweets and Suites: Creating the Perfect Valentine’s Day

The most romantic day of the year is almost here. From cards and candies, to flowers and delectable, local fare, there are plenty of ways to show your…

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American-Made at The Batavia Bootery

Downtown Batavia has added a new store to its Main Street - the Batavia Bootery. Nestled between Main Street Pizza and City Church, the store was…

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Candy-Coated Delight Found Only at Oliver’s Candies

Walking into Oliver’s Candies is a treat for the senses – the smell of chocolate and other sweets-in-the-making, the shelves of bright,…

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Pok-A-Dot is Batavia’s Quirkiest Little Breakfast Spot

Right in downtown Batavia, NY sits a tiny little building on Ellicott Street covered in bright pink, blue, yellow, and red polka dots. It has been…

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