Genesee County Blog

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

Sweet Dream Maple Farm ©Mark Gutman

Find Maple Farms & Fun in Genesee County

Did you know it takes 40 liters of sap to make one liter of delicious maple syrup? March is for all things maple and here’s what you’ll…

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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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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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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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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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Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Center

Wintertime Recreation

          For recreation lovers, Genesee County has a variety of experiences in all four distinct seasons. The winter season…

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Monarch Butterfly Watch

by dsitler

Genesee County Park & Forest is back at it with yet another awesome educational event. Join the county park for Monarch Watching on…

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Five outdoor adventures in Genesee County

by dsitler

Spring is here and it's time to get outside!  There are numerous opportunities to have some outdoor adventures in Genesee…

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

Nature trail serves as an outdoor classroom

by dsitler

  The Swallow Hollow Nature Trail, located on Knowlesville Road inside Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge is a fun, little adventure for nature…

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Earth Day! Give back and celebrate this Saturday in Batavia

by dsitler

If you want to feel really super good this weekend, make your way to the Earth Day clean-up and celebration at Dewitt Recreation Area in Batavia this…

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Kayaking Tonawanda Creek from Kiwanis Park in Batavia, NY

by dsitler

As part of exploring further the Tonawanda Creek, on our latest adventure we decided to drop the kayaks in at Kiwanis Park at 3808 West Main…

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Kayaking and Canoeing Tonawanda Creek in East Pembroke, NY

by dsitler

The Tonawanda Creek in Genesee County offers numerous opportunities to go kayaking or canoeing. The slow, meandering waterway (which eventually makes…

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Five fun hiking trails in Genesee County

by dsitler

Swallow Hollow Nature Trail at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge[/caption] From a relatively short walk to a more heart-pumping hike, Genesee County,…

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Farm Tours in Genesee County

Living sandwiched between two fields my whole life, at least two barns visible from our front porch, farm life has always been just steps away. The…

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Be Our Guest in Darien Lake's NEW Guest House Rentals!

by Elissa

Genesee County is proud to be home to New York State’s largest theme park – Darien Lake! Darien Lake opened in 1954 and has undergone many…

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