Wintertime in LivCo

We like to say that winter is what you make of it here in LivCo.

With the busyness of the holidays upon us, don't fret, there’s still time for snowy hikes and chilly nights on the ice rink. Restaurants become warm gathering spots for socializing and enjoying authentic cuisine from local chefs. And travel – whether you’re visiting or planning a cozy staycation – is something out of a storybook, with snow-covered trails, trees, and historic homes.

Pro tips: get the right coat, a good set of tires, and cultivate an appreciation for the great outdoors, and you’ll look forward to this season each year. So hunker down – but don’t become a hermit. There’s plenty to do inside and out during the snowier months. 

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Check out the articles in this issue:


It's Not Snow Bad

  • 6 minute read

Make the most out of winter in the outdoors It’s easy to stay cooped up inside when it’s 20 degrees outside, but you won't want to miss out on the snowy adventures you'll find in LivCo. Going into hibernation as soon as the first flurries…


Indoor Adventures

  • 3 minute read

Winter Fun for Everyone Winter is prime time for exploring the best of LivCo, with plenty of adventure and few crowds. Plan a fun-filled getaway of indoor adventures in the Genesee River Valley. You’ll leave with memories and stories of one epic family…


Winter Wellness

  • 3 minute read

Day Spas, Yoga Studios, and Wellness Centers to Heal Yourself This Season Let’s face it, we often don’t give ourselves enough rest, relaxation, and time to rejuvenate. When we get caught up in the chaos of life, it can be easy to forget the toll…

  • 6 minute read

Comfort Food is a Must-Eat During the Winter Months Winter means it’s time for layers – and in the quaint village of Mount Morris, there’s more than one good way to achieve that. Right on Main Street is one of Livingston County’s most…


Live Music to Warm Your Winter

  • 4 minute read

Unique venues are going intimate with live bands, songwriters and drinks that warm from the inside out. Cozy up and unplug at intimate music venues all winter long. Think small. Low ceilings and bar tops covered in photos. A platform stage in a historic theater…


Putting Down Roots

  • 7 minute read

The Black Families Who Helped Build LivCo Just after the Civil War, more than 20 Black families made their way north from Culpeper, Virginia. They’d heard there might be farms and land to work in a place called Caledonia, just outside Rochester, NY. It was…

Places to Stay

Winter Getaways: Cozy Bed & Breakfasts

  • 4 minute read

'Tis the season for staycations and winter getaways. What could be cozier than a winter getaway? LivCo is home to a host of options that offer cozy rooms and comfort food to the winter-weary traveler. When you visit the Genesee River Valley, you can escape…

  • 6 minute read

Accessible art that blends functionality with fine craft. When most people think of art, drawing and painting come to mind. But for artist Stacey Mrva – a professional metal sculptor – art comes in the form of welding, taking a cold, rigid material…


Shop Local This Holiday Season

  • 4 minute read

Do your holiday shopping at local businesses this year and Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. Shop local and you’ll not only conquer your holiday gift list, but also give back to your community. Small Business Saturday is about giving back to your…


Must-See Winter Events

  • 2 minute read

Celebrate the season with annual traditions, festive parades, bright lights and more. Festivals and events are our favorite way for locals and visitors to celebrate together during the holidays. There’s nothing we love more than an excuse to celebrate and…


2022 Winter Weekend Itinerary

  • 6 minute read

You're the main character. As the snow starts to fall and the cold weather of Upstate New York sets in, there is still a lot to do in the Genesee River Valley to stay warm and kick off the holiday season and beyond. A winter vacation will help you forget all…

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