The Genesee River Valley is the perfect place to visit to surround yourself in the colors of fall and experience all the seasonal activities you wait all year to do. The second or third week of October is typically the best time to view the fall colors in our neck of the woods. Before you start the engine to your car, take a look at I Love NY’s Fall Color Report to know when the exact peak time is. New York State’s map shows the signs of fall foliage emerging in upstate regions. Reports are obtained from field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Fall Foliage Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon.
Locals are so grateful for the beautiful fall scenes that transform LivCo and we want you to experience it all at the best time too. To help guide your trip, we recommend the following routes and picturesque stops throughout our area. Our local photographers recommend these places to capture the fall foliage:

Letchworth State Park

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Letchworth State Park is by far one of the best places to see the fall foliage. Renowned as the “Grand Canyon of the East”, it's one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the Eastern United States.


Rushing waterfalls in Letchworth State Park

Ossian State Forest

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Ossian State Forest is 1,303 acres and offers a rustic experience with a limited amount of development. This forest shares a long common boundary with Rattlesnake Hill State Wildlife Management Area and has a common boundary with a parcel of Allegany County forest lands.

Conesus Lake

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Long considered the “jewel” of Livingston County, Conesus Lake is the western-most Finger Lake in Upstate New York and is known the world over as a year-round fishing, sporting, and recreation destination.


Edge of lake with boat docked

Nations Road in Geneseo

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Located off route 39 in the Town of Geneseo, Nations Road is filled with beautiful scenery.

Stony Brook State Park

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Stony Brook State Park features a rugged gorge and rich scenery in the rolling hills of Dansville.


Stony Brook Footbridge

Reynolds Gully

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Reynolds Gully stretches for about 3 miles from the hilly landscape between Canadice and Hemlock to empty into the marshland south of Hemlock.

Erie-Attica Trail

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The Erie Attica Trail lies along the former railroad for which it’s named. A glimpse of this past can be seen in the beautiful truss bridge that spans 220 feet across the Genesee River. The wooded rail trail begins on the west end of Avon and continues west just over a mile to the Genesee Valley Greenway.


Woman Dog Walking Over Bridge

Avon Five Arch Bridge

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Located on Route 39 in the town of Avon, this bridge once carried the Genesee Valley Railroad over the Conesus Outlet.