There’s no need to leave your best friend behind when you embark on a LivCo getaway!

The dog days of summer may be over, but your pup is welcome during all seasons in LivCo! With miles of open spaces, public parks, waterways, and pet-friendly businesses, you never have to leave your favorite furry friend at home again.

Luckily for us, the Genesee River Valley is home to a bunch of dog-friendly hiking trails, shops, restaurants, breweries, and patios to choose from on those days that make you excited to hang out with your canine companion (and maybe even your friends and family). When bringing your pooch out in public, please keep your dog's personality in mind, be respectful of the place you’re in, and the people around you.

 

Places to Hike

It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors and who better to spend it with than your favorite furry friend. Yes, we are talking about that little doggo of yours. The Genesee River Valley is full of hiking trails for you and your dog to enjoy together. Whether you are looking for a challenging hike or a laid-back stroll, opportunities to take in the beautiful nature of the area are just steps away. If this sounds like the workout experience you and your dog have been looking for, then check out these dog-friendly hiking trails around the region.

Indian Fort Nature Preserve

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Geneseo, New York

If you want to escape into nature on a dog-friendly trail, Indian Fort Nature Preserve is the perfect place to go. This 60-acre forest has several miles of beginner-friendly trails, shoreline views of the Genesee River, and the remnants of structures built by the Onon:dowa’ga tribe, a member of the Haudenosaunee League of Nations. Pack a snack for you and your pup along with plenty of water to explore all day. Don’t forget a towel in case the water looks too good for your dog to resist!

Al Lorenz State Park

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Mount Morris, New York

If you want to stay close to the action without braving the crowds at Letchworth, nearby Al Lorenz State Park is a great option to get into the woods and tire your dog out. This park has 80 acres of forest with a 4-mile looped that’s easy to follow and takes you past the shores of the Genesee River. Make sure to keep your dog or cat on a leash, under control at all times, and clean up and dispose of any pet waste while visiting.

Stony Brook State Park

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Dansville, New York

Take your pet on a hike chock-full of waterfalls, cliffs, and forest-covered woodlands at Stony Brook State Park. You can choose from three different hiking trails, we recommend the Gorge Trail which is the easiest and most scenic. Spend your day exploring with your pet, just make sure they are supervised and leashed at all times.

Parks to Explore

Highland Park
23 Highland Road, Geneseo, New York
Off-leash? Yes, in the fenced dog park.

Mark Tubbs Memorial Park
7384 Ziegler Drive, Lima, New York
Off-leash? No, please keep your pup leashed.

Avon Driving Park
350 Spring Street, Avon, New York
Off-leash? No, please keep your pup leashed.

Babcock Park
Rotary Park, Dansville, New York
Off-leash? No, please keep your pup leashed.

 

Girl Taking Selfie with Dog

 

Farmers Markets

Grab your tote bag and a leash because your furry friends are welcome at all of our farmer's markets! Shop local produce, home goods, artwork, ethically-raised meats and more as you and Fido explore the best of what LivCo has to offer. You’ll find something delicious to eat and tire your pup out at the same time.

 

Pup-Friendly Patios

The world is becoming more and more dog-friendly. And many of us want to bring our pups everywhere! They are so stinkin' adorable and make the perfect excursion buddies. Don’t want to leave your furry friend at home while you grab a bite? LivCo is home to several eateries that welcome your furry friends to grab a seat (under the table) at their pet-friendly patios.

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O-Neh-Da Vineyard

  • 7107 Vineyard Road
  • (585) 346-5760

Above the western shores of Hemlock Lake in New York's renowned Finger Lakes Wine Region stands O-Neh-Da & Eagle Crest Vineyards…

No BS Brew Company

  • 3474 Bronson Hill Road
  • (585) 346-7268

No BS Brew Company is nestled near the north end of Conesus Lake. They feature an average of 15 beers on tap on any given day as…

little Lake Brewing

  • 5857 Big Tree Road
  • (585) 572-3005

little Lake Brewing, LLC is a micro beverage center with small batch, artisan beverages brewed on site.

OSB Ciderworks

  • 5901 Big Tree Road
  • (585) 346-7027

Operated by siblings Elise and Eric Smith, OSB Ciderworks uses New York State apples and other local ingredients to ferment tasty…

Battle Street Brewery

  • 4 Battle Street
  • (585) 432-2337

In 1870, the Dansville and Mount Morris Railroad began operation, a 15-mile standard-gauge short-line that ran independently until…

Strange Design Public House

  • 4570 Millennium Dr
  • (585) 245-9015

In this historic space that was once the Livingston County Poor House. As Geneseo’s very first brewery and public house, we hope to…

Shoreless Acres General Store

  • 5006 East Lake Road
  • (585) 346-3800

Shoreless Acres General Store is your stop for all your grocery and summer needs! They serve subs and specialty sandwiches, along…

Rising Storm Brewing Company

  • 5750 South Lima Road
  • (585) 572-3009

Rising Storm Brewing Company is a small-scale microbrewery set on a 12.5 acre picturesque property 20 miles south of Rochester, NY.

Mama Mia's

  • 87 Main Street
  • (585) 243-4840

Campus hub for New York–style pies and Italian staples served in an informal counter serve.

Tom Wahl's

  • 283 Rte 5 & 20
  • (585) 226-2420

Chosen by USA TODAY as the Best Burger Joint in New York State and home of the Wahlburger™ chosen by USA TODAY as the Best Burger in…

Bar-Eat-O

  • 3 Bank Street
  • (585) 243-9740

Bar-Eat-O serves up facos, Burritos, Nachos and bowls along with a great craft draft beer selection and cocktails.

Village Tavern

  • 137 Center Street
  • (585) 447-9151

The Village Tavern is centrally located in the village of Geneseo - ashort walk from Main Street or from all local hotels and B&B's…

Mortalis Brewing Company

  • 5660 Tec Drive
  • (585) 438-4200

Mortalis Brewing Company is a startup brewery in Livingston County, ranked highly nationwide on Untapped, this is a must-stop for…

Caffe Tazza

  • 177 Main Street
  • (585) 335-8710

Located in Downtown Dansville, Caffe Tazza is an intimate wine bar serving wood fired pizzas, tapas style bites, and a variety of…

Dublin Corners Farm Brewery

  • 1906 Main Street
  • (585) 538-4796

Dublin Corners is a farm "nano" brewery located in the Town of York, NY serving up tastings of fresh local brews Fridays, Saturdays…

Dublin Corners Tap Room

  • 116 Main Street
  • (585) 447-9416

Dublin Corners is a farm "nano" brewery located in the Town of York, NY. Serving up tastings of fresh local brews Fridays, Saturdays…