The Haunted History Trail of New York was recognized at the 2018 Rochester PRism Awards on Thursday, Jun. 14. The statewide tourism trail earned two recognitions for excellence in marketing and public relations – one first-place PRism Award and one Award of Excellence. The PRism was awarded for the Trail’s “Spooky” Social Media. In 2017, they hired Break the Ice Media (BTI), to create and execute a strategy around Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Channels, with a goal to increase reach, tap into new audiences and increase overnight visitation. Social channels saw ...
The New York State Puppet Festival is the first of its kind in the state – a gathering of game-changing, internationally renown puppet artists and masters to perform their works and discuss emerging topics in the art form. The festival will take place from June 14 to 24, 2018. Check out this video from WGRZ to learn more about the NYS Puppet Festival! There are a myriad of events taking place over the next 10 days, so be a part of this awesome, unusual and exciting new festival by purchasing your tickets now at www.newyorkstatepuppetfestival.org!
The Lemuel Maynard Wiles exhibition in Perry - Hudson River School Artist & Early Letchworth Painter
Have you heard of Wyoming County’s own artistic pioneer Lemuel Maynard Wiles? Lemuel Maynard Wiles is associated with the famous group of artists known as the Hudson River School. Over 40 of his paintings are available for all to see at the Perry Public Library!
National Travel and Tourism week is May 6 – 12, 2018 and we were pleased to join with the Wyoming County Board of Supervisors in declaring it Travel and Tourism week in Wyoming County. The Wyoming County Board of Supervisors will pass an official proclamation recognizing the week at their regular Board meeting on May 8, 2018.
If you’re looking for great food and warm hospitality close to home, then Wyoming County Restaurant Week is for you. The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism has again partnered with the Warsaw Country Courier; Arcade Herald, and WCJW Radio to host the third annual restaurant week in Wyoming County. The event runs from April 29 thru May 5 at restaurants from every corner of Wyoming County.
The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism is pleased to announce that the Wyoming Inn, located at 1 South Academy St., in the Village of Wyoming, received the highest number of votes for first place in the first Wyoming County Favorite Fish-Fry contest. The winner will receive a certificate of recognition to display at their business location.
The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism and event partner Wyoming County Farm Bureau are pleased to announce the 2018 Agri-Palooza will be held at Pankow Farm, 5808 Glen Iris Road, Castile, NY. This is the eighth year of the award-winning daylong event, which highlights agriculture in Wyoming County and welcomes the public to spend the day on a working farm. The free event takes place on Sunday, June 10, 2018 from Noon until 4:00 PM.
Fall is here! As the leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red, we have everything you need to enjoy fall in style. Just a 45-minute drive from Buffalo and an hour drive from Rochester and Niagara Falls, come on out and experience our must-do-list this season. Here are the five things you can do in Wyoming County that will make this fall the most fun-filled yet!
Letchworth State Park is up against 20 of New York’s top attractions in the 2017 round of USA Today 10 Best Readers’ Choice Award for “your favorite attraction” in New York State. The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism office is encouraging everyone to vote for our own Letchworth State Park, one of the top nominees again this year. The world-renowned attraction is up against some very stiff competition among New York’s most well-known tourist attractions. USA Today Readers’ Choice 10 Best website reports that some of the United States' most recognizable attract...
Tourism Is Big Business for Wyoming County Providing Revenue, Jobs, and Opportunities For Tourists and Residents
Tourism is big business for Wyoming County and the state’s recent tourism report backs it up with solid and exciting numbers. Wyoming County’s tourism program continues to build on the momentum of previous successes by reaching out to more visitors with new promotions, targeted marketing, and strong partnerships. The new report shows that Wyoming County’s tourism impact is up 6.3% representing $43.8 million in traveler spending up over 2015 levels. Wyoming County is also the second highest in terms of growth in the Greater Niagara region.
The Wyoming County Chamber and Tourism office announced the first Wyoming County Geocaching Trail (WyCoGT) is available and ready to navigate. Geocaching is a family-friendly outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and attempt to find a geocache (container) hidden at that location.
On February 16, 2017, Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism unveiled the 2017 Wyoming County Travel Guide at the Wyoming County Ag & Business Center in Warsaw! It was an awesome celebration, attended by business owners and dignitaries from Wyoming County and the surrounding region. It was a great opportunity for attendes to learn about Travel Guide and to network with one another. A huge thank you to everyone who attended - and we look forward to a great 2017 tourism season here in Wyoming County!
The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 Wyoming County Travel Guide. This year’s travel guide features a cover photo by well-known Letchworth State Park enthusiast John Kucko, featuring the Middle and Upper Falls at Letchworth State Park. The cover shot once again beckons readers to visit the “Grand Canyon of the East” and all that Wyoming County has to offer. A total of 85,000 copies have been printed for use this year, and will be distributed to information centers and rest stops across New York, the Northeastern Unit...
In August, Leadership Wyoming's class of 2016 enjoyed Tourism Day by visiting businesses and attractions throughout Wyoming County. We asked them to share their favorite moments, and here we have a great story about Beaver Meadow from Robin Marschilok! WOW! …… That’s all I can say about my experience visiting some of the tourism spots in Wyoming County! From the first stop at the Arts Council for Wyoming County (ACWC) in Perry N.Y.; to the infamous Charcoal Corral, also in Perry, and the last stop at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure in Varysburg, N.Y., I was repeat...
Those of us who regularly ride motorcycles know that Letchworth State Park is one of the best rides around. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve taken the opportunity to sneak over to the park in the early evenings to take a ride and enjoy the sights and atmosphere. Bikers already know the pleasure you get from a trip through the “Grand Canyon of the East”. It’s an easy going ride, and the speed is no higher than 40 mph, so you can take your time to navigate the winding roads that take you through the park. Because the Portageville entrance is closed, I headed in ...