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!
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.
Whether you have scheduled a vacation packed with family fun or you live local and are looking for a change of activity, Western New York’s Wyoming County is rich with family and kid-friendly activities for everyone to enjoy. Kid-friendly activities in Wyoming County range from outdoor fun, mini golf, exotic animal adventures and dinosaur museums! Take a look below at 5 family and kid-friendly activities you don’t want to miss while you are in Wyoming County.
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.