Things to do
There is so much to see and do here!
Renowned as the “Grand Canyon of the East,” is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs–as high as 600 feet in some places–surrounded by lush forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. Trails are also available for horseback riding, biking, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing. Letchworth offers nature, history and performing arts programs, guided walks, tours, a summer lecture series, whitewater rafting, kayaking, a pool for swimming and hot air ballooning. Experiencing Letchworth by hot air balloon is unforgettable.
Located in Mumford, only 30 minutes from Geneseo via Route 39 north, 5 west, and 36 north. Sixty-eight historic buildings for family viewing and a host of family activities week ends year round. The Nature Center (175 acres with five miles of hiking trails) offers walks and programs for all ages all year, such as Breakfast with the Birds and Insects in Winter. Enjoy, for example, the fall Agricultural Fair (children and adults contests), apple cooking demonstrations, Fourth of July celebration, and baseball games using 19th century rules and uniforms. Call 585-538-6822.
Dedicated to the restoration, preservation, display, and flight of aircraft of the World War II and Korean War eras, as well as the recognition of all United States Military personnel for their service and sacrifice. Come on down and walk through our hangars and displays, including the new America at Home exhibit. If you are here in July, don’t miss the Greatest Show on Turf, The Geneseo Airshow. The museum is open 7 days a week in summer and M-W-F Oct- Mar. Call 243-2100 for special groups
Discover the restored Wadsworth Concord Coach, Civil war memorabilia from the Wadsworth guards, or a section of the famous Big Tree that once graced the banks of the Genesee River. In 1820, James and William Wadsworth donated this land to remain forever a site for a schoolhouse or other educational purposes. Built in 1838, this cobblestone building was the second schoolhouse on the site. Uncover more of the Wadsworth story here! Open May-October Thursdays and Sundays 2-5 or by appointment.
In 1991 the Village of Geneseo was designated a National Historic Landmark Village. Take this walking tour of Main Street and the historic district and you will discover the rich variety of architectural styles represented here within a few blocks and bounded by the Wadsworth manor houses.
The terrain of this stunning park is comprised of hilly woodlands, a deep gorge with rugged cliffs overlooking three waterfalls and fascinating rock formations. 119 tent and trailer campsites are scattered in the woodlands above the gorge in the upper or south end of the park. Visitors can hike rim, gorge or nature trails, play tennis on park courts, or picnic. In winter, three miles of cross-country trails are available for skiers. Some winter hiking is allowed, but not on the gorge trails.
Hike, bike, ski, snowmobile or go horseback ridging on the the 90 mile Greenway through scenic woodlands, river and stream valleys, rolling farmlands, steep gorges, and historic villages in Monroe, Livingston, Wyoming, Allegany, and Cattaraugus county.
Long Point Park, Conesus Lake
Located on Route 256 (West Lake Road) at the intersection with Long Point Road. Facilities include: picnic tables, barbeque equipment, pavilion (available for rent), restrooms, playground. Lifeguard is present during swimming season. The Walter Kingston Long Point Museum and Visitors’ Information Center, with historical memorabilia, is open when a lifeguard is on duty. Call: 585-991-5000