Visit the oldest county forest in New York State! With outstanding, well maintained trails and a beautiful interpretive center, this park is well worth a visit. 431 acres of rolling hills, self-guided nature trails, playgrounds, ball fields, a toboggan hill, and picnic pavilions available for rent.

Open daily, year-round.  Restrooms with flush toilets and running water in the park are open May – October. Port-a-johns in the park and restrooms inside the Interpretive Nature Center during open hours Thursday - Sunday are available the rest of the year.”

Read more about Genesee County Parks and Paul Osborn, parks supervisor, here.  

Snow Shoe Rentals:

Snowshoe Rentals are available at the Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Nature Center from 10 am to 3 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and 12 pm to 3 pm on Saturdays and Sundays from December through March, weather permitting. Snowshoes must be used in the park.  Sizes are available for ages 3 and up.  Fee is $5/pair and all proceeds go to the ACORNS organization supporting the park.  Forests, meadows, and surprises are waiting for you! 

  • Snowshoes are available on a first-come, first served basis. Preregistration is required for groups of 5 or more by calling 585-344-1122!

 Read more about snow shoeing here.

Hours of Operation

May - Sept: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Oct - April: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Contact Us

11095 Bethany Center Road
East Bethany, NY 14054
P: 585-344-1122

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Upcoming Events

Yoga Hike at the County Park

May 15, 2021
Escape to the forest for a Naturalist-led hike and outdoor yoga.

Wild Turkeys program

May 15, 2021
Did you know turkeys could swim? Join the National Wild Turkey Federation and Women in the Outdoors to learn more cool facts and find out how wild turkeys survive in the wild!

Owl Prowl - The Secret World of Owls

May 22, 2021
Explore the secret world of owls in the forest.

Guided Dog Walks

Jun 12, 2021
Bring your furry friend and join us for a guided dog walk at the county park!

Nocturnal Fliers: Insects That Go Bump in the Night

Jul 10, 2021
See these mysterious insects up close to identify them and learn cool facts about their natural history!

Environmental Science Camp

Jul 12, 2021
Does your student love the outdoors? Have they thought about a career in the outdoors?

Turtle Painting Event

Jul 17, 2021
Come meet Ruby the Red-eared Slider. Learn all about her aquatic turtle lifestyle and then watch her create a painting for you to take home!

The Fascinating World of Honeybees

Aug 7, 2021
Discover the fascinating world of honeybees and see a live beehive in action!

Grandparent's Day at Genesee County Park

Sep 11, 2021
Enjoy a day of play with Grandparent’s Day at the Genesee County Park & Forest Interpretive Nature Center.

Watching Monarchs

Sep 11, 2021
September is Monarch Butterfly migration season in NYS. Learn about the fascinating lives of these large butterflies and find out what people are doing to help them.

Orienteering with the Rochester Orienteering Club

Sep 25, 2021
Come explore the active and adventurous sport of Orienteering at the Genesee County Park & Forest!! Learn how to find your way without batteries or a cell phone signal, by using a map and compass! All materials provided, no experience necessary!

Run for the ACORNS 5k/10k Trail Run/Walk

Oct 3, 2021
Walk or run on single and double track trails through the forest, along a creek and up and down rolling hills in the Genesee County Park & Forest.

Full Moon Owl Prowl

Oct 23, 2021
Explore the secret world of owls on a full moon night.

Create-A-Critter & Treats for Wildlife

Dec 4, 2021
Meet us in the activity room of the Nature Center for an eclectic spread of craft materials gathered from nature. Use your creativity and some glue to put it all together!