Historically a stopping point for Senecas traveling between Canandaigua Lake and the Niagara River, Caledonia was settled by European Americans in the early 1800s and is perhaps best known as the home of the oldest Fish Hatchery in the Western Hemisphere. Established in 1864, the Hatchery was created by Seth Green, the Father of Fish Culture. Green pioneered the use of hatcheries to raise fish after spending his childhood in the Genesee River Valley.
Caledonia is also home to a dozen springs that legend holds erupted from the earth to form a small, pristine lake called Big Springs. The Iroquois called the site “Gan-e-o-di-ya.” Learn more about the rich history of Caledonia at the Big Springs Museum.
Caledonia’s quaint main street is the perfect place to browse the boutiques that line the street and take in the sites. Any stroll around the village should include Pastique and the Caledonia Village Inn, as well as a trip to the MacKay Wildlife Preserve.
Perfect for a picnic, bike ride, or just a casual stroll, LivCo’s many parks and gardens offer a country retreat in the midst of modern conveniences. It’s never too busy to stop and smell the flowers!