Nestled along the beautiful Oatka Creek, LeRoy 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 30 minutes south of Rochester and an hour east of Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
The historic Main Street district features a boutique inn, specialty shops and multiple dining options for your enjoyment.
Follow the JELL-O Brick Road for a tour of the world famous JELL-O Gallery Museum and adjacent mansion turned museum, The Historic Le Roy House. Stop along the banks of the Oatka Creek in downtown to see Lady Liberty’s little sister.
LeRoy also provides visitors excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation with exceptional fly-fishing, kayaking, golf and two campgrounds. Nearby is Genesee Country Village & Museum, one of the largest living history museums in the country, Six Flags Darien Lake, Letchworth State Park “Grand Canyon of the East” and more.
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.
Looking for a getaway that isn't far away? Or maybe you're a business traveler who's looking for a quiet place to work that still has modern amenities? Look no further! LeRoy'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.
This little community is not in short supply of good eats! Below highlights several of our favorites, but click HERE to request our area dining guide to see the full list.
D & R Depot- Dine in a former B & O train depot! Take a step back in time to an era of home-cooked meals served by a friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Their breads, muffins, pies, sticky buns, and all of their desserts are made right in their bakery. Indulge in goodness for lunch and dinner! Their menu offers an array of delicious dishes including their iconic Chopped Cobb Salad, French Onion Soup, Artichokes French, their famous Monte Cristo Sandwich and of course their homemade pot pies!
Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew- This barbeque joint is recently-remodeled, and is the kind of down-home, laid-back and comfortable place that just feels right. Open daily for lunch, dinner and drinks, this eatery and bar not only boasts an excellent beverage program but their menu is delicious! Mouthwatering barbecue is their claim-to-fame, and it's no wonder: each meat is dry rubbed with a proprietary mix of seasonings, then smoked slowly in their on-site smoker for maximum flavor and tenderness.
Mama Chavez's Taqueria- Enjoy authentic Mexican food at the taqueria. 'Mama' Chavez was born in a small town in Guanajuato, Mexico, and loves sharing her passion of cooking. Enjoy traditional favorites such as, Flautas, Burritos, Tostadas & more at!
Capish! Pizza Ristorante- Who doesn't love the brick oven pizza in a cozy Italian Restaurant on Main Street in LeRoy? This photogenic location, both in cuisine and architecturally, features more than just their delicious brick oven pizza. They also serve authentic Italian favorites like Arancini, Sicilian authentic pasta dishes, Caponata and much more!
Farmer's Creekside Tavern & Inn- A four-season venue with multiple dining rooms for both casual tavern and destination-worthy fine fare. Have a drink at either the Tavern Bar or outside by the gate house at the expansive waterfront. Plan an experience to remember on one of the elevated decks or in centuries-old dining rooms. If visiting in the winter months, reserve an igloo for year-round outdoor dining along the creekbank.
LeRoy's No Finer Diner- Sometimes you just need a classic diner meal. That’s what Leroy’s No Finer Diner is all about – serving up cozy classics in a relaxing hometown atmosphere. There are so many options at this little eatery, it can be hard to know where to start!
From boutique to antique, LeRoy has a variety of shopping stops that are sure to please all. Stroll the shops along the walkable Main Street.
Aprils Find's: Antiques & Collectibles- With their ever-changing inventory, you'll never have the same shopping experience twice! April's Finds offers both new & used antiques and collectible items to make your home or space more unique and inviting! While you're browsing, you may find the perfect gift for a friend or family member, a unique frame for your latest family picture, or maybe that perfect piece of furniture you've been searching for! Stop in and check out the ever changing and growing selection of finds!
The Self-Care Shop- Specializing in unique items for self-care and mindfulness, this boutique also offers yoga and meditation classes as well as seasonal workshops for locals and travelers alike! Shop their wide selection of crystals, essential oils, house plants, natural makeup, jewelry and more!
VIP K9- Stop in this boutique dog shop in the charming LeRoy Downtown for a toy, treat, leash or any other item your furry friend might need! Better yet, bring your pup in with you to let them shop for themselves.
Attic to Basement- A store full of everything you never knew you needed! From antiques, furniture, jewelry, collectibles and more. You'll be surprised by what you find in this maze of a store, with unique pieces around every corner.
Jell-O Gallery Museum- Did you know JELL-O was invented in LeRoy, NY back in 1897? This quirky museum is dedicated to all things JELL-O, including the history and marketing of "America's Most Famous Dessert." Marvel over the ads, TV commercials, molds, paintings and displays filled with fun facts.
Historic LeRoy House- Adjacent to the JELL-O Museum is this mansion-turned-museum! Discover the over 100 years of unique history, including Ingham University, the first American university for women, and the story of the 86,000 acre Triangle Tract, a land deal that was controlled by the Le Roy family. Many people enjoy reminiscing in the 1930s kitchen with all its “modern” conveniences and gadgets. Then step downstairs to look at Charlotte Le Roy’s original 1820s open hearth kitchen and learn what was cooking!
Le Roy Barn Quilt Trail- While you're in town, drive through the village and out onto country roads as you discover over 100 painted quilts that adorn barns, houses, sheds and garages. These hand-painted quilts have come to represent the pride shared by the people of LeRoy, a town with a rich heritage and a vision for the future that will guarantee quality of life for generations to come.
The Art of Mandy- Get crafty with an art class! Stop in to paint, draw and sculpt with a class. Not feeling quite that ambitious? Just choose a pre-made ceramic piece to glaze while you sip your favorite beverage and enjoyed a laid back time with friends. You're sure to have a blast getting your creative juices flowing.
LeRoy’s Country Club- Enjoy an attractive clubhouse and 18 holes of stellar golf! Known for its beauty, playability and value, this course is sure to provide a relaxing afternoon with friends or family. Once you're done hitting the links, grab a drink with friends, or enjoy a full meal in their on-site restaurant.
Plan your visit to LeRoy by requesting a free Vacation Planner here.