Welcome to the Western New York Antique Trail
Welcome to the Western New York Antique Trail! Located between the East Aurora (Route 400) and Mt. Morris (Route 390) corridor, take a scenic drive through rolling hills and marvel at these cozy rural communities in search of hidden treasures, secret gems and one-of-a-kind antiques.
Maple Weekends in Western New York
Enjoy Maple Weekends in Wyoming County, March 18-19 & 25-26. We're one of the leading maple producers in New York State, and during the last two weekends of March, you can visit over a dozen unique maple syrup farms and enjoy freshly made maple syrup, candies, sugar, BBQ sauce, mustard and more!
Wyoming County's Historic Underground Railroad
Wyoming County played a vital role in the Underground Railroad - an escape route that took fugitive slaves from points south, through this area of Western New York, and into Canada by way of Buffalo. The locations listed were “stations” along the way where escaped slaves could hide from search parties, replenish their food and clothing, and receive directions and encouragement from sympathizers helping the fugitive slaves gain freedom.
Warm Winter WyCo Experiences
Winter can be a wee-bit frigid - so rejoice - we've curated a list of fun & exciting indoor ideas that will warm your mind, body & spirt with adventure!
New Year's Foodie Fun, Festivities & First Day Hikes!
We have plenty of ideas to ring in 2023, and follow that up by connecting with our beautiful natural landscape on New Year’s Day. Here are suggestions on New Year’s Eve Foodie Fun, Festivities & First Day Hiking adventures you can enjoy to say goodbye to 2022 and hello 2023!
Shop Small Saturday Alert!
There's gifts out there made locally and only available at mom & pop gems - right here in Wyoming County! So here's a Shop Small Saturday rundown to help you save money, find the perfect gift, and help you enjoy a mirth-filled start to the holiday season. SPOILER - we've snuck in some Black Friday goodness in here as an appetizer (because we LUV U).
Path Through History: Wyoming County's National Votes for Women Trail
Wyoming County, NY played an important role in the women's suffrage moment. This piece outlines three stops along the National Votes for Women Trail. At each location stands a historical marker highlighting the important role Wyoming County played in the Women's Suffrage movement. Each of these locations is publicly accessible, and awaiting exploration!
Spooky Fun & Haunted Gems
Halloween is nearly here, and we have rounded up plenty of ghoulish adventures for you to enjoy this year - most of them family friendly - with a few spooky gems sprinkled in for good measure. If you're in it for the candy, or just looking for scares - this is the list for you!
5 Adventures You Can Enjoy this Fall in WNY
As the leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red, we have everything you need to enjoy Fall in style. Just a short drive from Buffalo, Rochester & the Finger Lakes, come experience our must-do-list this season. From the Grand Canyon of the East and Letchworth State Park, to apple cider, hiking trails, cozy cottages, craft beverages & more - fantastic Fall adventures await you here!
2022 Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale
Voted by Sunshine Magazine, as the 12th best Classic and Contemporary Craft Show in the nation, the Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale is one of the premier artisan festivals in the country – taking place October 8-10 in Perry, NY – minutes from beautiful Letchworth State Park, home of the Grand Canyon of the East!
The Legend of the Silver Lake Sea Serpent
On the moonlit night of July 13, 1855, four men and two boys were fishing in a boat on Silver Lake. As they began to row the boat in, each passenger watched as a nearby floating log began to move, dipping in and out of the water. Then without notice, a horrid beast leapt from the water, showing itself in all its glory before splashing back into the murky water and disappearing. That evening, legend of the Silver Lake Sea Serpent was born.
3 Summer Fun Activities at Beaver Meadow Audubon
There's plenty of summer fun to be had, so get outdoors at Beaver Meadow! Canoe the beaver pond, explore wildflowers & insects and enjoy a campfire night hike. We have the rundown here for you and your family - just a short trek from Buffalo & Rochester!
Outdoor Rec Fest in Letchworth State Park
Attention outdoor rec enthusiasts, mark September 10th on your calendars! Letchworth State Park is hosting its first annual Outdoor Rec Fest to give visitors an opportunity to see and try over 30 ways for all to enjoy the great outdoors at Letchworth. Whether you are an avid adventurer or a beginner, the Outdoor Rec Fest offers an experience for all!
Tour the Mount Morris Dam in Letchworth State Park
The Mount Morris Dam tour is ideal for active visitors with an interest in engineering and natural resource management. This popular ranger guided walking tour lasts approximately 1 hour and includes a steep 1 mile trek into the Genesee River Gorge to the top of the Mount Morris Dam. From the top of the dam, there are great photo opportunities and amazing views of the gorge from a unique perspective.
3 New York Dark Sky Destinations
Escape the bright lights of the city and enjoy the magic of our dark skies. Let the Milky Way galaxy wash over you, see stars, planets, shooting stars & more - right here in Western New York & the Finger Lakes!