GeneSEE The Total Solar Eclipse!
Travel To the Path of Totality!
Genesee County is gearing up for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and we want you to be a part of it. On Monday, April 8, 2024, Genesee County will be in the path of totality for a total solar eclipse. For 3 minutes and 42 seconds, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, plunging the county into total darkness. From 3:19-3:23 pm, bright stars and planets will appear, and the sun’s outer atmosphere will shine around the black disk of the moon’s silhouette.
There are very few places in the country where you can witness the solar eclipse from the path of totality, but if you are in Genesee County on April 8th, you are guaranteed an experience you’ll never forget.
Embrace the Dark
You might be inclined to flock to one of the major cities that reside in the path of totality, but if you want the true eclipse experience, consider leaning towards the dark side. Located outside of the major cities, Genesee County is rural in nature which means there is much less ambient light. When the sun disappears, Genesee County will experience a level of darkness that larger metropolises won’t come close to.
In Genesee County, you will have a serene experience while you witness the eclipse from the peaceful countryside, away from light, noise, and distractions.
Avoid the Crowds
Because our region is one of the best places to see the eclipse, we are expecting thousands of visitors. Larger cities are anticipating heavy crowds and traffic, especially when the eclipse is over and people start to head home. Luckily, there are multiple rural routes in and out of Genesee County, meaning traffic will be less congested and it will be easier on you.
Location, Location, Location
There is so much to see and do in this region of the country, so if you’re coming to see the eclipse, we highly recommend making a trip out of it! You can’t come this far without making a quick trip to Niagara Falls, and for visitors coming from regions like Philadelphia or Washington D.C., Genesee County is the perfect place to stop and view the eclipse before heading on to see the Falls.
A Memorable Experience
Genesee County is going all out for this incredible event, and we will make sure that everyone who chooses to watch the eclipse with us has an unforgettable experience. Local businesses throughout the county will be hosting special events and be selling eclipse-themed products. Our official eclipse mascot, Genny the Cow, will be making the rounds and will be seen on our commemorative merchandise. Branded ISO-certified solar glasses will be available to make sure you can watch the eclipse safely.
There won’t be another solar eclipse in this region for 126 years, making this a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience that we hope you will choose to spend here in Genesee County!