GenseSEE the Solar Eclipse from the County Park
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GenseSEE the Solar Eclipse from the County Park

Here in Genesee County, we’ll be embracing the dark side for the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024. Our rural location makes us an ideal destination for this once-in-a-lifetime event, with little light pollution to hinder your eclipse-viewing experience. And if you’re looking for a dark sky spot to enjoy total twilight as the sun disappears for 3 minutes and 42 seconds, look no further than Genesee County Park.

Located in East Bethany, NY, Genesee County Park is the oldest county forest in New York State. The park includes 431 acres of rolling hills, self-guided nature trails, playgrounds, picnic pavilions and more. The park is always open to the public and April 8 will be no exception, with a large viewing event already in the works.

Dark Sky Viewing Location

The park plans to have several self-guided activities, including a telescope available for viewing. The telescope will have a solar filter on it, making it safe to view the sun through. ISO certifies-safe solar viewing glasses will also be available. Details for the eclipse are still being finalized, but the park will have plenty more activities for all ages, including a bounce house and an educational video.

Both the day of and leading up to the event, Genesee County Park will be working to educate residents and visitors about the eclipse. They will be sharing educational content and helping you understand what to expect when you witness the eclipse.

The park is eager to welcome visitors from all over and wants to remind everyone of the importance of leaving no trace and keeping the park clean for all visitors to come.

Read more about how the Genesee County Park is planning to celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime experience!





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