Winter Issue 2021

Cozy fireplaces & blankets. Warmly-dressed hikers. Snow-covered streets.

There’s so much to explore during winter in Livingston County! Around here, we know that it takes a special kind of spirit (and more than one base layer) to make the most of these magically frozen months. But for the snow lover, the adventurous soul, and the traveler seeking new experiences, a winter getaway to LivCo is exactly what you need to revive and refresh a tired mind.

Planning a trip to Livingston County? Whether you're a first-time visitor or a local looking for inspiration, our seasonal guides showcase the must-dos, hidden gems, restaurants, attractions, and events that make LivCo a can't-miss destination. View the Winter Guide Online today. 

 

Check out articles in the issue:

  • 3 minute read

Wintertime is no time for hibernation! Pack your coziest base layers and warmest gloves, and get ready for a frozen adventure. Hundreds of hiking trails winding through county parks and state lands take cross-country skiers, snowshoers, and those seeking sublime…

  • 6 minute read

Time moves slowly in the country, and things look much the same at Watson Family Farms as they did 50 years ago. Forrest Watson makes maple syrup the same way his father did before him, as people have in the Genesee River Valley for hundreds of years. Maple syrup…

Dining

Comfort Food for Chilly Days

  • 2 minute read

We've said it once, and we'll say it again - there's not hibernating through winter in Livingston County. Along with fuzzy blankets and thick socks, nothing keeps us warm from the inside out like a hearty, home-cooked meal. And winter is the…

  • 1 minute read

A hot, hearty meal is the perfect answer to a bitterly cold day, and nothing chases the winter blues away like a home-cooked meal that you didn’t have to cook! What feels better than leaving the cold outside to find your cheeks warmed by the glow of a…

Lifestyle

Embracing the Hygge Lifestyle

  • 3 minute read

Hygge. What is it? How do you say it? And just why should you aspire to it on your next vacation? Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”, not “higgie”) is a word that sounds simple but encases an entire concept. Hygge is a Dutch word that roughly…

Makers

Meet Our Local Makers

  • 1 minute read

Artists are some of the most passionate people you’ll ever meet. Many have a true passion for making their communities a better place to live through their artwork. ​​By supporting artists and makers in Livingston County, you are supporting…

Itineraries

Winter Weekend Itinerary

  • 4 minute read

Your weekend is booked! From tasty food and fascinating local history to beautiful art and outdoor adventures, let us help make your trip to Livingston County unforgettable. THURSDAY Start your visit in Nunda, a small town heavy on the charm. Stroll South Street…

Places to Stay

Local Hospitality Heavy on the Hygge

  • 2 minute read

A key part of hygge is ease - allowing yourself space and time to relax. And what’s more relaxing than a hygge experience that requires no coordination on your part? Nothing! While preparing for your stay in LivCo, here’s where you can find hygge…

Livingston Libation Loop

Seasonal Brews for Wintertime

  • 4 minute read

As the seasons change, so does your palate. During the spring and summer, lagers, IPAs, and other light brews quench our thirst and keep us refreshed. Now that winter is here, it’s time to transition to bourbon barrel-aged, holiday spiced creations to keep…

Holiday

Toast to the Holidays

  • 2 minute read

Do you hear that? That’s the sound of cheer in the air! With the holidays right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to get into the spirit of the season with hot drinks and fun holiday flavors. Nothing shouts “holiday merriment…

  • 2 minute read

Here’s an inside secret: the key to thriving during the long winter months is by getting outside. The cold is no obstacle to a good time with the right layers. You can’t go wrong when you’re exploring the snow-covered trails of the Genesee…

Holiday

The Season of Giving

  • 3 minute read

The leaves are changing, football season is wrapping up, and everybody is preparing their homes and stomachs for the festivities of the holiday season. Part of the American tradition is the spirit of service — sounding out a call to action to give to those…