Why You Should GeneSEEtheEclipse!
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 the “Great North American Eclipse”. For 3 minutes and 42 seconds, the moon will pass between the sun and Earth, plunging the county into a deep twilight. From 3:19 to 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.
If you are looking to witness the solar eclipse from the path of totality, look no further than Genesee County. Here are four reasons why you should be here April 5-8th:
A Memorable Experience
Genesee County is ready to make this once-in-a-lifetime event an unforgettable experience for everyone who chooses to watch with us. Local businesses throughout the county will be hosting special events throughout the weekend and selling eclipse-themed products. Our official eclipse mascot, Genny the Cow, will be making the rounds and will be featured on our commemorative merchandise. Branded ISO-certified solar glasses will be available to ensure you can watch the eclipse safely.
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 may want to 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
Our region is expecting thousands of visitors, all excited to witness this natural phenomenon. Heavy traffic is expected once the eclipse is over and visitors start to head home, especially in larger cities with more congestion. Luckily in Genesee County, we are able to spread out and utilize the several highway routes in and out of the county, meaning traffic will be less congested and 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 the Falls. For visitors coming from cities like Philadelphia or Washington D.C., Genesee County is the perfect place to stop and view the eclipse before heading on to see the Niagara Falls, about an hour drive to our west.
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!