Harvest Hues: Genesee County's Fall Favorites
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As the leaves begin to change and the air becomes crisp, Genesee County, New York, comes alive with fall's vibrant colors and flavors. This charming region offers a delightful array of fall-inspired experiences that will satisfy your taste buds, immerse you in autumn festivities, and let you revel in the beauty of the season. Join us on this journey through Genesee County as we explore the best fall adventures it has to offer.

Fall Flavors:

Genesee County is a culinary delight during the fall season, with an abundance of flavors to tempt your palate.

Start your day with a visit to Buttercrumbs Bakery, where you can savor delectable fall-inspired treats like apple cinnamon scones, pumpkin muffins, and apple caramel walnut pies. These goodies are the perfect fuel for your fall adventures.

Eli Fish Brewing Company and Windy Brew are both ready to welcome the fall season with a delightful selection of seasonal brews. Enjoy the rich flavors and aromas of fall beers as you savor the crisp autumn air. At Eli Fish try the Maple Blueberry Sunshine and Oktoberfest beers! Windy Brew has a “Harvest Fest” Lager on tap and a great selection of ciders!

Step into The Coffee Press, a charming newspaper-themed coffee shop, where you can indulge in pumpkin lattes and other autumn-themed beverages – including apple cider mimosas! While sipping your coffee, admire the antique typewriters on display for a cozy, nostalgic atmosphere.

Fall Harvest:

Support local vendors and experience family-friendly activities at Genesee County's fall festivals.

Local Markets: Harrington’s Produce, Pully’s Farm Market, McPherson Orchards, and Roanoke Orchard are must-visit spots for fall goodies. These markets have everything from crisp apples to apple cider donuts and pumpkins. Don't miss the pumpkin cannon at Pully's or the corn maze for a day of family fun.

Mark your calendar for September 30th and October 1st when the Genesee Country Village & Museum hosts its annual Agricultural Fair. Celebrate the bountiful Western NY harvest with livestock and cooking demonstrations, family entertainment, and a market that harks back to the country fairs of yesteryears.

Genesee County's farm markets offer an abundance of pumpkins, mums, and local apple ciders. Whether you're picking up supplies for a homemade apple pie or grabbing one from a local bakery stand, you'll have the ingredients for a perfect fall treat.

Fall Outdoors:

Immerse yourself in the changing colors by exploring Genesee County's scenic outdoors.

Take in the breathtaking fall foliage while wandering through the maintained nature trails at Genesee County Park & Forest. Join a guided Full Harvest Moon Hike on September 29th or an Owl Prowl on October 21st  for a unique wildlife experience.

The Ellicott Trail spans 9.7 miles, offering picturesque views of the fall colors. It passes through various attractions, including DeWitt Recreation Area, Historic Elmwood Cemetery, Williams Park, and Downtown Batavia, providing diverse scenery for leaf peepers.

On October 7th, immerse yourself in the vibrant fall colors at the Genesee Country Village & Museum. Explore the Historic Village, witness historic hearths burning, and discover the seasonal changes of 19th-century life in New York. Don't forget to visit the Settlement Farm to see historical farmers constructing scarecrows.

There's plenty more to explore outdoors, including birding at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge, kayaking at Darien Lakes State Park, and much more. For a complete listing of outdoor activities, click here!

Fall Shopping:

Find unique treasures and gifts while shopping at Genesee County's charming stores.

Step into The Mill, where time seems to stand still. This cozy shop offers a vast selection of unique gifts and treasures at affordable prices. On September 22nd, don't miss their annual Fall Event, featuring many vendors with autumn, Halloween, and everyday decor, vintage items, and more.

April's Finds is a haven for antiques and collectible enthusiasts. Discover Longaberger, vintage Pyrex, Fenton Glass, and more. Join them on October 7th for a Fall Flea Market featuring over 70 vendors, and you might just stumble upon the perfect gift or a charming addition to your home.

Genesee County in the fall is a paradise for those seeking delicious flavors, outdoor adventures, festive celebrations, and unique shopping experiences. Embrace the season's beauty and warmth as you indulge in fall-inspired treats, explore local markets, enjoy the outdoors, and discover hidden gems in this picturesque part of New York. So, pack your bags and embark on a flavorful fall adventure in Genesee County – a destination that will leave you with cherished memories of this enchanting season.

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