Let’s vote to make Letchworth State Park the favorite attraction in New York State

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.

Wyoming County Geocaching Trail

Explore the new Wyoming County Geocaching Trail!

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.

Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism members

Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism Celebrates 2017 Travel Guide!

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! 

2017 Wyoming County Travel Guide

Introducing the 2017 Wyoming County Travel Guide!

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...

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WyCo Leaders Enjoy Tourism Day - A Visit to Beaver Meadow

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...


Motorcycling Through the Best State Park in the USA

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 ...


Wyoming County Featured on WKBW's AM Buffalo

For the entire month of June, we are featuring a contest on where you could win a Wyoming County Experience package valued at over $700. All you have to do is click through to WKBW's website, to the contest page, and sign up! To kick off the contest our VP of Tourism & Marketing, Meghan Nulty, did a live interview on WKBW's AM Buffalo with Linda Pellegrino. Watch the full clip here!  


Memorial Day in Wyoming County

Numerous rememberance events are planned across Wyoming County for the Memorial Day Weekend. Please take a moment this weeked to remember those that have served our country, and join in on one or more of the events planned. Friday, May 22nd 10:30am: Wyoming County Community Hospital is planning a Memorial Day program, including:  Invocation, Pledge of Allegiance. comments by hospital CEO Don Eichenauer and a representative of the Veteran Services Office, Rifle squad and Taps, and a closing prayer. The ceremony will be followed by a picnic lunch in the hospital cafeteria...


Letchworth Did It! Best State Park in the Nation!

We did it! Letchworth State Park as been named by USA Today as their 10 Best Reader's Choice Award winner for Best State Park. A huge thank you goes out to everyone that voted, shared the contest across social media, and all those who showed their love for our "Grand Canyon of the East". We can now show the world exactly what we here in Wyoming County already know: just how great our park is. We want to encourage everyone to come visit Letchworth and experience its grandeur first hand. While here, take time to explore everything Wyoming County has to offer. Catch a movie...


2015 Spring Turkey Hunting at Letchworth State Park

The Genesee Region of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announce spring turkey hunting in Letchworth State Park. The permit system is designed to improve the quality of spring turkey hunting by distributing hunting activity. Environmental Conservation Law regulations apply to all spring turkey hunting in the park. Turkey Hunting Areas/Seasons Junior Permits: Open April 25 & 26 ONLY for ages 12-15. The Junior Hunter must have a hunting license plus a park permit and must be accompanied by a licensed parent/guardian OR a licensed adul...

Sweets, sweets and more sweets! Maple Weekend starts in Wyoming County.

The 20th Annual Maple Weekends kick off this weekend, March 21 and 22, and continue March 28 and 29. Running from 10am-4pm each day, this event gives the public the chance to see maple being made. 19 facilities across Wyoming County will be taking part in the 4-day event. Take some time to visit one, five, or all of the sugar shacks in our area. Sample homemade maple products and see why Wyoming County is #1 in maple in New York State. Locations listed below are open all four days unless otherwise noted.   Arcade Center Farm Pancake House 7298 Rt. 98, Arcade 585-492-382...

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Letchworth State Park

Let's Vote to Make Letchworth State Park #1

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is encouraging everyone to vote for Letchworth State Park in the 2015 USA Today Readers Choice Award for Best State Park. Letchworth State Park is one of 20 nominees selected by US travel experts and was nominated out of over 6,000 state parks nationwide. “With the recent popularity of the ice fountain at the Glen Iris Inn, this is a great time for the contest due to the international, national and local media coverage that the Park has garnered,” said Meghan Nulty, V.P. of Tourism and Marketing. “Let’s keep the momentum going...

Letchworth State Park in the Winter

Our Winter Wonderland is Famous!

Did you happen to catch the TODAY Show this morning? If not, you missed Wyoming County and Letchworth State Park! Dylan Dryer, meteorologist for the show, reported live this morning from the fountain at the Glen Iris Inn, which has almost completely frozen over forming an "ice volcano" of sorts. How psyched were we to find out they would be on-site, sharing our county with the entire nation? If you haven't had a chance to see this formation live, get down to the Glen Iris and check it out for yourself. It's supposed to warm up this weekend - a perfect chance to explore o...

An Evening at the Charcoal Corral

An Evening at the Charcoal Corral

Even though I work in tourism for Wyoming County, and visit these attractions almost on a daily basis for work, I thoroughly enjoy getting the chance to experience one of our attractions from a “tourist” point of view. Last weekend I had the opportunity to do just that when I spent an evening at the Charcoal Corral and Silver Lake Twin Drive-In. I can sum up the evening in four short words: I love the drive-in. From our arrival on the grounds, to the end of the movie, everything about the evening was fun and enjoyable. The Corral offers something that most ot...


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