Choose Your Adventure

NO TRIP TO WESTERN NEW YORK is complete without exploring the outdoors of LivCo. You’ll be dreaming of these woods long after you leave! The options are endless in the Genesee River Valley: biking, hiking, running, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting, hunting, or golfing - all outside your door. The fun doesn’t stop in winter either, with trails for skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling across the county. Our natural playground caters to all skill levels, from cycling enthusiasts to hiking lovers and lake-friendly adventures.

Check out some of our favorite ways to explore the Genesee River Valley:

Autism Nature Trail

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The thrill of discovery reaches epic heights in Letchworth State Park, home to the one-of-a-kind Autism Nature Trail, designed for visitors on the autism spectrum and with a range of abilities—appropriate and enjoyable for all abilities and ages. Explore this one-mile looped main trail with eight stations at various intervals, offering a range of experiences from quiet engagement to active exploration and adventure. Discoveries always abound in the heart of the Genesee River Valley.

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Autism Nature Trail

Stony Brook State Park

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A "hidden gem" of the region, explore hilly woodlands, a deep gorge with rugged cliffs overlooking three waterfalls, and fascinating rock formations. The Gorge Trail is the easiest and most scenic while the Rim Trail climbs up towering cliffs through the woods overlooking waterfalls. Spend time swimming, picnicking, tennis, hiking, and bird watching. The on-site campground offers tent/trailer sites as well as eight cabins available for rent.

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Saddle Up!

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Step into a region that feels like visiting the English countryside, rooted in hundreds of years of history. Enjoy a day of horseback riding surrounded by the beautiful valley landscape. With tons of farms, stables, and ranches to choose from, beginners and avid riders alike can enjoy the unique outdoor experience.

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People on Horseback

Fall Foliage Chasers

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Leaf peeping can keep you busy for days, exploring the trails and the never-ending brilliance of nature in the Genesee River Valley. Peak fall colors depend on location, altitude, and weather, but typically the best time for leaf peeping around here is between early to mid-October. The best way to enjoy the fall colors is up to you, whether it’s from a car, at the peak of a hike, or around a fire with a drink in hand.

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Fall Leaves Under Feet

Genesee Valley Greenway

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Pass through scenic woodlands, rivers and streams, rolling farmlands, steep gorges, and historic villages on this 90-mile recreational trail. Enjoy hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, and more, there's something for every season.

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Pup Friendly

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There's no need to leave your best friend behind when you embark on a LivCo getaway. The Genesee River Valley is home to tons of dog-friendly hiking trails, shops, restaurants, breweries, and patios to choose from on days when you're excited to hang out with your canine companion. Please keep your pup's personality in mind, be respectful of the place you’re in, and the people around you.

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Guided Hikes & Adventures

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Trail Otter is LivCo's only hiking and backpacking outfitter guiding everywhere in Letchworth State Park as well as exclusive guides into Fall Brook Falls, a 101-foot waterfall and gorge where fossils date back 370 million years to the Devonian Period.

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Letchworth State Park

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Named the nation's top state park in by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Letchworth is one of the most majestic natural wonders in the eastern United States. Open year-round, Letchworth is gorgeous any time of the year covering over 14,000 acres of land. Discover 66 miles of hiking trails, whitewater rafting, hot air balloon rides, history programs, and a summer lecture series.

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Letchworth State Park Bridge

Birders Unite

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Birds flock through the area from April or May to mid-August to October. At the Conesus Inlet, a nature trail along the western portion of Conesus Lake, find ideal viewing of wetland and wildlife species. Find shorebirds, amphibians, reptiles, raptors, marshbirds, and songbirds.

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Trail Blazers

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Those boots were made for hiking, and the trails in and around LivCo are calling your name. No matter the season, your mood, or your ability, you can be sure to find a path forward here. Meander among rivers and streams, or trek up challenging terrain. Get an eyeful of epic summit vistas, and encounter vestiges of the region's heritage deep in the woods. Stretch your legs on the Genesee Valley Greenway, or set out on a long-distance hike through Letchworth State Park. Follow a trail of bluebells into the forest, and soak up the splendor of some of the region's mesmerizing waterfalls.

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Pristine Finger Lakes

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Hemlock Lake is one of the most undeveloped Finger Lakes. The beautifully wooded shorelines offer an atmosphere experienced only in remote areas like the Adirondacks and Canadian provinces.

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