Genesee County Blog

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

7 Stellar New Year’s Resolutions: Genesee County Style

You made the promise - 2019 is the year to do it all and do it right. And in Genesee County, we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up seven…

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Put the “Win” in Winter with a Genesee County Staycation

Winter activities may call to mind snuggling up on the couch with a good book or movie and a hot drink, but there’s so much more to enjoy from…

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Warm Up and Brush Up on Local History: 10 Museums to Visit this Winter

The snowy season is the perfect time to explore a museum (or two, or three). And Genesee County is the perfect place to find interesting information…

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Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Winter Festivities & Fun in Genesee County

Sleigh bells ring, children sing, and winter is all around us. The holiday season has arrived, and celebrations and festivities abound in Genesee…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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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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