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Family-Friendly Winter Activities!

This season, don’t let cabin fever set in - there are many fun and exciting experiences awaiting you close to home! Some have a small fee, while most are totally free fun for you and your family. This includes parks, area businesses and more to help you enjoy winter!


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Celebrate 2021 with a First Day Hike!

Kick off 2021 with a First Day Hike. On January 1st, 2021 get outside and celebrate the beauty of nature. Here are guided & self-guided hikes you can enjoy with your family as you begin a new year!


New Year’s Eve Foodie Fun & First Day Hikes!

We have plenty of ideas to ring in 2021, 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 & First Day Hiking adventures you can enjoy to say goodbye to 2020 and hello 2021!


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Christmas Tree Farms

Make a special family memory - pick the perfect real tree for the holidays. We have plenty of amazing options for you – from U-Cut to Pre-Cut & even freshly prepared wreaths. These real trees will be a special centerpiece in your home and a cherished experience you'll always remember. Celebrate the holidays by supporting our local Christmas tree farms!


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Delicious Thanksgiving Treats

This year, don't worry about cooking, dessert or even the beer - these local spots are creating unique & delicious dishes - guaranteeing you & your family will have a memorable Thanksgiving feast!


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Letchworth's Nature Detective Series & Virtual Field Trips

Learn about Letchworth State Park's Nature Detective Series & Virtual Field Trips - how they started - why they are an educational and exciting learning tool for you and your family - and how you can enjoy them!


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Safe Halloween Events & Activities

Halloween is different this year, but it can still be a fun & exciting experience. Here are safe & family-friendly Halloween events & activities happening in your backyard that you and your kids will be sure to enjoy!

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Other Hikes & Green Spaces for You!

Our beloved Letchworth State Park can fill up quickly, so we've compiled a list of other scenic and beautiful spots for you and your family to enjoy - from removed hiking trails to picnic-friendly green space - plan your perfect adventure!


Carriage House at Artisan Villa in Warsaw NY

Spend the Night with Ghosts

Are you afraid of the dark? Find out when you spend an evening at these haunted inns and experience things that go bump in the night. You may just mingle with guests who once checked in, but never checked back out...!


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Maple Weekends - October 9-18

As the cool, crisp nights of autumn start replacing the hot days of summer in Wyoming County, the maple trees start taking on the brilliant colors we all love to see. So let's celebrate Wyoming County Maple Weekends - October 9-18! The maple producers listed below invite you to come visit, learn about the maple making process, and taste pure maple syrup. Come enjoy the fresh country air, autumn colors, and visit a maple farm!


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Five Adventures You Can Enjoy This Fall!

Bring on FALL! As the leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red, we have 5 MUST DO's so you can enjoy this amazing season. Just a 45-minute drive from Buffalo and an hour drive from Rochester and Niagara Falls, come on out and experience Fall in all its outdoor magnificence.


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Pet-Friendly Overnight Ideas

Overnight in style with your four-legged loved ones - these locations offer overnight accommodations in and around Letchworth State Park for you and your pets!


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Find Sweet Corn in WyCo

Sweet corn is in season – so here are several locations you can find fresh ears for dinner, cookouts, camping and/or for the freezer. Feel free to share your favorite location or your go-to hidden gem in the comments!


Serpent's Shadow Triathlon & Duathlon

Join us for the inaugural Serpents Shadow "Paddle" Triathlon and Duathlon in the heart of Wyoming County. The triathlon will consist of a paddle-bike-run and will start in historic Silver Lake, continuing through Wyoming County for the bike and run. Participants will take in the sights of the rural landscapes while offering a course that challenges the athlete.


GLOW Tourism Region Launches Fresh Air Adventures

Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties are excited to launch a new regional tourism program – “Fresh Air Adventures – New York’s Falls to the Finger Lakes”. This is a refresh of the successful long-running Country Byways of Greater Niagara and the Finger Lakes program, which has existed for over 25 years and has given the GLOW Counties collaborative capabilities to leverage our unique rural towns and villages, collective attractions and prime location between Niagara Falls and the Finger Lakes.


 
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