The first-ever county-wide mural festival hosted in New York State will be happening in Livingston County this July. The LivCo Walls Mural Festival will welcome nine international artists to paint large-scale murals in each of the nine villages of Livingston County!

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Summer Issue 2022

Lake adventures. Dockside dining. Live music.

Say hello to summer! Where the return of warm weather means lazy mornings lingering over a cup of coffee in the sun, long afternoons spent cruising the lake, sipping something cold (and local), and late nights spent dancing with good friends to great music. We call it #lakelife.

Lake life is the best of what summer has to offer; embarking on unplanned adventures with your best friends, and diving into the water headfirst - before you’ve even had breakfast. It’s not about packing your weekends with plans but letting the day take you where it will. You may end up at a mini-golf course, a neighborhood BBQ, a happy hour at a lakeside bar dancing to live music, or enjoying the biggest hot fudge sundae you’ve ever seen!

It’s easy to hop on a bike and ride through local trails during the summertime, or jump in the car and watch the sunset over backroads in the valleys. Walk a charming main street, kayak around one of our lakes or down the Genesee River. Local shops, funky farmers' markets, and people-watching hot spots beckon by midday, as nighttime gives way to farm-to-table dinners and drinks from local breweries. However you spend your time here, make it count.

It’s time to slow down and spend some time doing what really matters, creating the experiences and memories that bring us together and keep us laughing for years to come. Whether this is your first summer living lake life or your 60th, we’re glad to have you here.

View the Summer Guide online here.


Check out articles in the issue:


Living Your Best Lake Life

  • 3 minute read

Summer means living lake life, a return to the simplistic pleasures of the season. Around these parts, summer doesn’t mean packing your calendars with plans or running from one place to another. Instead, it's about enjoying pleasures like taking a…


Dockside Bites

  • 1 minute read

Good Eats By the Water Summer practically begs us to be outside, with long hours of warm sunlight and deliciously cool breezes. Nothing says savoring a summer afternoon like kicking your feet up by the water with a drink and some appetizers. Hang with the locals…

  • 4 minute read

Once a popular resort destination, the village of Avon is sure to charm. Located on the northern end of Livingston County, the village of Avon follows a curve in the Genesee River, creating an idyllic small-town atmosphere. Avon takes its name from the River Avon…


Farm Fresh

  • 1 minute read

Pick fresh goods at farmers' markets and stands all summer. In the Genesee River Valley, our rolling hills and open spaces are more than a place to slow down from the busy pace of life, they’re also fertile farmland that has been providing food for…

  • 6 minute read

Summer fashion calls for bright colors and bold patterns, and no one does that better than Jazz House Designs. Jazz House Designs sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind earrings that are as durable as they are eye-catching, perfect for making a statement on all of your…

Public Art

Celebrate LivCo Walls

  • 2 minute read

Nine festivals in celebration of public art and creativity. Community murals transform blank building walls into a centerpiece, an easily identifiable meeting spot or a place to grab a picture with a friend. This summer, nine murals will be created over the…


Sounds of the Valley

  • 6 minute read

If you want to dance to an irresistible beat, you’ve come to the right place. An integral part of lake life is live music. After all, what would the long hours of evening sunlight be without an excuse to gather, dance, and celebrate the pure joy of summer?…

  • 3 minute read

Get the gang together, it’s time for a weekend getaway to LivCo! Summer shines its brightest when you kick back and relax, trading busy mornings and frantic afternoons for lounging in the sun and living life in the slow lane. Renting a lake house, glamp…


Happy Hour in the Sun

  • 2 minute read

Sit back and enjoy the views at these lake-adajecent bars, breweries, and wineries. Nothing says savoring a summer afternoon like enjoying drinks at an outdoor patio. Whether you prefer beer, wine, cider, or cocktails, it’s the perfect time of year to get…

  • 4 minute read

Plan a trip to LivCo with your best friends, adventure awaits! It’s hard to decide on the best part of summer – is it the long hours of sunlight that beckon you outside? The air rushing through your hair as you speed down country roads, the…

Good Eats

Get The Scoop

  • 4 minute read

Whether you pick a cone, blend in candy, or prefer dairy-free, here's your guide to ice cream in LivCo. What is summer without ice cream? No day on the lake is complete without a cone or a dish of your favorite flavor, and when the craving strikes…


Summer Weekend Itinerary

  • 6 minute read

Catch up with friends and family, discover hidden gems, and enjoy live music in the valley. Living lake life is about leaving the stress and worries of daily life behind and reconnecting to what really matters, time spent with people we love doing things that…