4242 Lakeville Road
Geneseo, NY 14454
Phone: (585) 243-0500
Fax: (585) 243-9007
Minnehans Fun Center is a great choice for family leisure in Lakeville. It offers a range of entertainment activities including four outdoor go-karting tracks for all skill levels. Explore the Discovery Zone, play rounds of golf at the Golf Driving Range, and enjoy recreation at the batting cages and gaming arcade. Make a pit-stop at the food counters for hamburgers, pizza and their signature custard ice cream cakes.
The Wyoming County International Speedway is a popular racing track and has been serving racing enthusiasts since 1959. Apart from racing competitions, it also hosts benefit races that assist charitable organizations. For event updates, check website.
This 431-acre park is located on land that once was owned by the county "poor house" in the late 1800s. It is the first and oldest county forest in the state. The park has gently rolling hills and five small ponds. There are six miles of trails that can be used for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. There are also snowmobile trails. The trail system also has Braille and large-print signs. The interpretive center has many hands-on exhibits for children. Other park amenities include picnic tables, grills, horseshoe pits, volleyball nets, playground equipment and baseball fields. - Christine A. Smyczynski
Also known as the Bristol Mountain Winter Resort, this skiing resort is located in South Bristol, New York. Having a vertical height of 1200 feet (365 meters), it features several trails ranging from easy to difficult levels. The resort facilities include night skiing, snowmaking, and cross-country skiing, two high speed chairlifts, surface lifts, a shop and a rental center on the top of the mountain, dining facilities, child care center, demo center, meetings and wedding facilities, ski patrol, and more.
Adventure Calls bills themselves as Western New York’s Premier River Runners. They offer white water adventures in three locations, the Genesee River in Letchworth State Park, Cattaraugus Creek/Zoar Valley in Gowanda, and the Salmon River in Pulaski. Their professional river guides are licensed in New York State and are all certified as either EMT’s or first responders, with at least ten years of experience on average. The Genesee River offers a less wild adventure for first time paddlers and families, while Cattaraugus Creek in the springtime offers a more thrilling ride. The Salmon River features class III whitewater in July and August. Rafting tours depart from 3 locations: Letchworth State Park in Castile (GPS Coordinate N42 35.439 W078 01.600), NY; 9 South Water Street in Gowanda, NY (GPS Coordinate N42 27.760 W078 56.093) ; Browns Family Campground in Pulaski, NY (GPS Coordinate N43 31.076 W076 00.927)-Christine A. Smyczynski
This 14,350-acre state park, which is 17 miles long, is known as the "Grand Canyon of the East" because of its 600-foot-deep gorge. Deep in the gorge, the Genesee River flows over 20 waterfalls, including three main ones. The park has 66 miles of hiking trails, along with trails for horseback riding, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. The land was once owned by William Pryor Letchworth, a Buffalo businessman, who donated the land to the state in 1859. Letchworth's former country estate, the Glen Iris Inn, is now a country inn and restaurant. Camping is also available at the park year-round. - Christine A. Smyczynski
For an exhilarating adventure across the sky, there's nothing like a ride in a hot air balloon. The views over the 14,000-acre Letchworth State Park (about 1.5 hours southeast of Buffalo) are spectacular and with 600-foot cliffs that feature waterfalls along the Genesee River Gorge, just make sure you don't suffer from vertigo. Excursions last between two and three hours with flights either at sunrise or hours before sunset. Flights end with a champagne toast before the knowledgeable guides and assistants drive passengers back to their vehicles.
Also known as Boughton Hill, the Ganondagan State Historic Site is located in Ontario County, New York. It is a Native American historic site consisting of two sections - Boughton Hill and Fort Hill. It is a site where thousands of Seneca people lived more than 300 years ago. The site now has a visitors’ center, a Seneca long house and self-guided trails around the town. For more information on lodging options, events and other local attractions, visit their website.