Outdoor Adventures

Master Gardener: Northern cardinals cast a bright color against white winter

Dec 18, 2018

The northern cardinal is one of the most recognized songbirds and is a bright, cheery sight on a snowy, winter day. The bright red male certainly…

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Walking (or snowshoeing) in a winter wonderland

Dec 15, 2018

EAST BETHANY — When snow settles on the ground this winter, small tracks left in the snow give hints to what happens in the quiet of nature.…

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Birding: Good birding at Genesee County Park & Forest

Nov 18, 2018

I love to go to Genesee County Park & Forest in any season of the year. It’s a beautiful wooded park with nice trails, diverse habitat and a…

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Lost? Find your way using just a map and compass, learn orienteering Sept. 15 at GC Park & Forest, free, must preregister

Aug 29, 2018

Come explore the active and adventurous sport of orienteering at the Genesee County Park & Forest! Learn how to find your way without…

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New paddleboat service debuts during Oatka Festival

Jul 16, 2018

When Jay Beaumont and his partners decided to buy the Eagle Hotel in Le Roy in 2012 and open the Smokin' Eagle BBQ & Brew, Beaumont immediately…

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Genesee County Fair will return with demolition derby, barrel racing and an expanded midway

Jul 13, 2018

The annual Genesee County Fair will return for its 179th year July 16 to 21. This year’s fair will include ticket giveaways, a demolition derby,…

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Free fishing day is Saturday at DeWitt

Jun 21, 2018

Residents are invited to join Genesee County Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the Oakfield-Alabama Lions Club for some fishing between 10 a.m. and 2…

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46th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Pembroke Town Park starts at 12:15 sharp Sunday afternoon

Mar 28, 2018

The PCD Kiwanis 46th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 1st. It's at the Pembroke Town…

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2018 Maple Weekend kicks off this Saturday

Mar 14, 2018

Maple producers have done their part — trudging through sometimes foot-deep snow, wandering to the far corners of dark and chilly forests and…

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More Christmas lights adorn Red Osier, community invited for tours

Nov 16, 2017

If you drive past the Original Red Osier Landmark Restaurant in Stafford and think its holiday lights have a bit more twinkle this year, your eyes are…

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Snowshoeing allows winter exploration at area park

Nov 11, 2017

EAST BETHANY — So long as you watch your step, snowshoes will keep your feet as you take in the scenery on the region’s wintry trails.…

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It’s official: Fall foliage reports begin for Western New York

Sep 28, 2017

BATAVIA — Fall is officially upon us. Which means it’s time to check in on the state’s Fall Foliage Report and see what to expect…

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Local farms participating in National Alpaca Farm Days

Sep 21, 2017

This weekend, anyone who wants to learn more about alpacas can do so during National Alpaca Farm Days. Northwoods Alpacas in Bergen and Genna-rations…

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Local farms participating in National Alpaca Farm Days

Sep 12, 2017

At the end of the month, anyone who wants to learn more about alpacas can do so during National Alpaca Farm Days. Northwoods Alpacas in Bergen and…

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Monarch buttefly program set for Saturday at Genesee County Park & Forest

Sep 6, 2017

Activity will teach about monarch butterflies EAST BETHANY — Area residents can seize the last few days of summer with a visit to a butterfly…

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Wiener Dog Races: Ruby runs away with Downs’ Dachshund Dash

Aug 28, 2017

Ruby, a 3-year-old dachshund making her first lifetime stared defeated nine other wiener dogs on Sunday during the annual race at Batavia Downs. Ruby…

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All eyes on the skies as eclipse passes through Western New York

Aug 22, 2017

BATAIVA — Sprawled out on the lawn of the Richmond Memorial Library, friends and family pressed cardboard glasses against their faces as they…

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After Monday’s glimpse, Batavia will get full view of total eclipse in 2024

Aug 21, 2017

BATAVIA — Barring cloud cover, Batavia’s view of the sun will be no different through 1 p.m. Monday than any other day. But Monday is no…

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Eclipse forecast: Viewing conditions ‘should be good

Aug 21, 2017

It’s been nearly 40 years since a total solar eclipse was visible in the continental United States. And while Western New York is not this time…

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GC Master Gardeners host annual Fall Garden Gala at Cornell Extension Sept. 16

Aug 16, 2017

Press release: Save the date! Saturday, Sept.16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Genesee County Master Gardeners will be hosting their annual Fall Garden…

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