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Fall Adventures In Genesee County

There is so much to see and do this time of year in Genesee County! Below we have rounded up a few of our favorites offering fun for all ages. From fall seasonal treats to farm tours - there is truly nothing like fall in Western New York, enjoy!

Fall Flavors

The Coffee Press- Eatery & Wine Bar
Where: Batavia, NY

The Coffee Press Eatery and Wine Bar is a one-of-a-kind restaurant in Genesee County serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Stop in for a seasonal panini, specialty fall coffee, or an apple cider mimosa, with fresh, local apple cider! Here are their fall Specialty Drinks!:Pumpkin King |Witches' Brew | Caramel Apple Cap | Jackie-O | Mulled Cider

Eden Bakeshop & Café
Where: Batavia, NY

Eden Bakeshop is a local secret that offers a vegan twist on your fall favorites! Located inside Eli Fish Brewing Company in downtown Batavia, Eden is known for their delicious baked goods that are so tasty you wouldn’t know they were vegan. Try a seasonal salad, a pumpkin spice espresso, or fall donut!

donuts at eden cafe

Black Creek Cidery
Where: Byron, NY

Black Creek Cidery, located in the fertile Genesee Valley in Western New York, brings a traditional hard cider reminiscent of years past. Produced with a blend of locally sourced apples, and pressed and processed within the region, Black Creek Cidery has made the commitment to presenting you with a true “tree to glass” experience. Their grandfather’s recipe, along with being crafted in a time-honored slow, cold-aged wood barrel process, has created a classic hard cider with a smooth finish.

Eli Fish Brewing Company
Where: Batavia, NY

Welcome to the first brewery in downtown Batavia! Named after a pioneering brew master of the region from the 1900s, Eli Fish honors the traditions of the masters that came before while creating new stories and legacies for today. With a rotating tap of Eli Fish brews and local ciders, you just may find your new favorite beer.  Not sure what to try first? The Heavy Maple won Gold and the prestigious Governor’s Cup in the 2021 NYS Craft Beer Competition, while the Tiga Queen won Best NYS Beer!

 

Unique Country Experiences

Sweet Life Country Store
Where: Elba, NY

The Sweet Life Country Store features the best in sweet treats and local gifts! This idyllic small-town store features hand-crafted and locally made gifts as well as delicious goodies. Grab a chocolate or ice cream cone from Oliver’s candies, local honey and maple syrup, and other locally made goodies like salsa, jams, beans, pickles, and more. Local winery Circle B often sets up out front with tastings!

Northwoods Alpacas 
Where: Bergen, NY

 You’re invited for a farm tour to get to know the animals of Northwoods Alpacas. Northwoods has been raising and breeding alpacas for over 15 years, and their farm is the perfect place to get to know these exotic animals. Get up close and personal with the alpacas, learn about small town farm life, and browse the gift shop full of alpaca wool products, form the softest scarves to the comfiest socks you’ll ever wear.

Ongoing Events

Pully's Farm Market
Where: LeRoy, NY

Pully’s Farm Market offers the best in seasonal fall fun! Stop by on the weekends throughout the September and October to enjoy an abundance of agricultural activities; from corn mazes and pumpkin cannons to petting zoos, pumpkin painting and kid’s activities! Don’t forget to stop by their farm market for the freshest fall produce, seasonal décor, and of course, apple cider and donuts.

Ghost Hunts at Rolling Hills Asylum 
Where: East Bethany, NY 

Built in 1827, the Asylum spent over 100 years housing the poor and sick of Genesee County, and is a favorite stop today for ghost hunters and thrill seekers. Featured on the Travel Channel and the SyFy Channel, Rolling Hills Asylum offers ghost hunts and overnight explorations throughout the year, but things take a turn for the spooky in October. Are you brave enough to make it through a ghost hunt?  

Visit a Scream Park at Fright Fest
Where: Darien, NY 

Fright Fest® is back at Six Flags Darien Lake, bringing thrills by day and chills by night! This family-favorite event offers Halloween fun for all ages. During the day, young children can enjoy a trick or treat trail and age-appropriate kid’s activities. By nightfall, the park brings in a darker thrill, welcoming prowling zombies, four scare zones, haunted mazes, haunted houses, and even a Halloween-themed laser light show! Weekends, September 24 – October 31

 

Visit The Farmer's Market

Genesee Country Farmer’s Market
Where: Batavia, NY

 Get to know the friendly faces behind your food at the Genesee County Farmer’s Market! Everything sold here is grown or made locally with care, by farmers, residents, artists and more. Explore to your heart’s content, browsing an incredible selection of food from popcorn and perogies to local sausages, fudge, and homemade pies. The market also hosts artisan stalls where you can find fresh flowers, homemade soaps, handcrafted jewelry, and more.

 

LeRoy Farmer’s Market
Where: Le Roy, NY

Spend a morning at the LeRoy Farmer’s Market! Browse local produce, spoil your significant other with flower arrangements, shop local meats like duck and chicken, and find household goodies. Watch cooking demonstrations, shop local wineries, and enjoy weekly entertainment!

Category: Outdoor Adventures