Things to do in Western New York


Genesee Country Village and Museum

Mumford, New York
57 major restored buildings, demonstrations of historic crafts and trades.
Genesse Country Village

Rochester Museum & Science Center

Rochester, New York
The Rochester Museum & Science Center creates inspiring, entertaining and educational experiences enabling visitors to explore science and technology, the natural environment and our region's cultural heritage.

Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario

Visit The Lighthouse on Sodus Point with its historic museum
(open May 1st – October 31, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Daily).
Have a picnic at beautiful Lake Ontario.
Sodus Bay Lighthouse

Strong Museum of Play

Rochester, New York
Step onto Sesame Street, pilot a giant helicopter and more
at this wonderful children’s museum in downtown Rochester.
Mon-Thurs, 10 am-5 pm, Fri, 10 am-8 pm, Sat, 10 am-5 pm
Strong Museum of Play

Susan B. Anthony House

Rochester, New York
The Susan B. Anthony House shares the story of Susan B. Anthony's
lifelong struggle to gain voting rights for women and equal rights for all.
Located at 17 Madison Street, Rochester.
Open 11:00 - 5:00 every day except Mondays
Susan B. Anthony House

Parks & Farms

Sonnenberg Gardens

Canandaigua, New York
Beautiful gardens and a mansion are on this large property.
Many activities during the year.
Open daily, mid-May thru mid-October, 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Sonnenberg Gardens

Long Acre Farm

Macedon, New York
Family fun for everyone.
Ice cream shop, fresh bakery, Farm Market Store, Goat Walk and play area.
Open every day May-Oct until dark.
Weekend festivities.
5 Acre Corn Maze open July 30-Oct 30, 2017.
Check dates and times.
Not open every day.
Long ACre Farms

Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

Seneca Falls, NY
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge lies at the north end of Cayuga Lake,
in the heart of the Finger Lakes Region of New York State.
Located 5 miles (8 kilometers) east of Seneca Falls,
and 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Auburn on routes 5 and 20, in Seneca, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties,
Montezuma Refuge serves as a major resting area for waterfowl on their journeys to and from nesting areas in northeastern and east-central Canada.

Visit for maps, images and history of the Erie Canal - the "Eighth Wonder of the World"

The Erie Canal
 Enjoy the New York State Canal System experience.  Take a leisurely boat trip on the canal. 1-800-4CANAL4 Ext. 300.    The Erie Canal Heritage Trail begins in Palmyra and ends in Lockport.  Visit Canal Lock 29 near Palmyra’s train head.

Mid-Lakes Navigation
Mid-Lakes Navigation Company, family owned and operated, has been offering cruises on the waterways of New York State since 1968. 

Choose from three kinds of cruises and explore the Erie Canal and beautiful Skaneateles Lake in upstate New York. 


Colonial Belle
Bring your family for our Sunday afternoon Chicken Dinner Cruise, enjoy a lunch or dinner cruise --- or just come along for a relaxing ride on the historic, tranquil waters of the Erie Canal. The Colonial Belle is the largest tour boat that operates on the Erie Canal and has a capacity of 246 passengers. Her fully enclosed lower deck can provide dining and a full-service bar. The open air top deck provides scenic viewing for additional passengers.


Corn Hill Navigation
Operators of the 19th Century Replica Sam Patch Packet Boat
and the Mary Jemison River Boat.

The 2006 season runs May 1st through October 29th.

Offering historic and scenic cruises on the Erie Canal and the Genesee River in Upstate New York. Check out the daily cruise schedules, private charters, and special events listings on the website for more information about what Corn Hill Navigation has to offer!

(585) 262-5661

Liberty Boat Tours
Canal and lock tours, charter tours, and rental canoes, paddle boats, passenger boats and bicycles.

(315) 246-7608

The Erie Canal Museum
The Erie Canal Museum is a private, nonprofit corporation founded in 1962. It is housed in the 1850 Weighlock Building, where canal boats were weighed during the days when they traveled through the center of Syracuse on the Erie Canal. A gallery full of participatory exhibits gives visitors a look at canal life and promotes hands-on- learning.