Located on the eastern border of Genesee County, The Village of Le Roy, nestled along the beautiful Oatka Creek, is one of the most picturesque communities in Western New York. The tree-lined streets are dotted with stately Victorian homes in a quiet setting just over 20 miles from Rochester and less than 40 miles from Buffalo. A variety of restaurants provide a wide range of dining from family to fine.
Downtown Le Roy is conveniently located at the intersection of NYS routes 5 and 19, only four miles from exit 47 off the NYS Thruway (I-90), and the I-490 expressway.
Known as being the birthplace of Jell-O, Le Roy is also the home of the former Ingham University, the first chartered university for women in the United States. The history of Le Roy is preserved and exhibited at the Le Roy Historical Society, which also maintains the Jell-O Gallery & Museum, devoted to the history of "Americas Most Famous Dessert."
Home of "Lady Liberty's" little Sister! Le Roy's statue is one of less than 100 remaining (at one time, there were more than 200 across the United States). At just eight feet tall, she's the same size as the index finger of her big sister in New York Harbor. Be sure to see her firsthand, located along the banks of the Oatka Creek on Wolcott street in downtown Le Roy.
Looking for a getaway that isn't far away? Or maybe you're a business traveller who's looking for a quiet place to work that still has modern amenities? Look no further! Le Roy's Historic Main Street is fortunate to be home to one of the regions top Inns, situated alongside the picturesque Oatka Creek.
At nearly 200 years old, Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn boasts five luxurious overnight guest rooms, each providing beautiful views. All rooms have been designed to echo the tonality of the rest of the building for a modern, yet timeless design. During your stay, you’ll find shale, brick, and original wood beams juxtaposed with pastoral artwork and accented with colors derived from the surrounding landscape. All rooms include luxury amenities, including: bathroom in-floor heating, Pharmacopia bath products, and plush bathrobes.
As a four-season venue with multiple dining rooms for both casual tavern and destination-worthy fine fare; Creekside is also able to host intimate gatherings, celebrations, and events.
From boutique to antique, Le Roy has a wide variety of shopping stops that are sure to please all. Stroll the shops along the walkable Main Street or enjoy plenty of free parking!
LeRoy is rich in historical attractions, perhaps none more so than as being the birthplace of Jell-O, invented here in 1897. But is also less than 6 miles (~9 km) away from the third largest outdoor living history museums in the United States! The 700-acre complex that is the Genesee Country Village & Museum consists of 68 historic structures furnished with 15,000 artifacts to provide an authentic, 19th-century environment in which visitors can interact with knowledgeable, third-person historic interpreters in period-appropriate dress.
Not a history buff? No problem! Le Roy also boasts great golf, a robust calendar of events, kayaking, fly-fishing, and specialty seasonal attractions such as the Pully's Farm Market corn maze and pumpkin cannon!
If you would like more information or help planning your visit to Le Roy, please contact our office by calling 585-344-4152 (M-F 8:30-4:30) or send us an email: