Geneseo, New York - A great place to visit, raise a family or retire

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Family Entertainment

Geneseo Theaters
Located at 4180 Lakeville Road (Route 20A), it features first run movies in 6 theaters. For schedule, check web site or call 585-243-2691.

Genesee Country Village & Museum
Located in Mumford, only 30 minutes from Geneseo via Route 39 north, 5 west, and 36 north. Sixty-eight historic buildings for family viewing and a host of family activities week ends year round. The Nature Center (175 acres with five miles of hiking trails) offers walks and programs for all ages all year, such as Breakfast with the Birds and Insects in Winter. Enjoy, for example, the fall Agricultural Fair (children and adults contests), apple cooking demonstrations, Fourth of July celebration, and base ball games using 19th century rules and uniforms. Call 585-538-6822.

Genesee Valley Farm Discovery Center
Located at 4376 East Groveland Road, Geneseo. The Center seeks to teach children and others about agriculture and our food system. It is a farm that educates and excites children about the conservation of natural resources and the use of modern farming advancements to grow crops, raise livestock and protect the environment.

The Geneseo Riviera
a.k.a. "The Riv" - This facility, formerly known as The Rex, then Riviera Theater after 1930, has had a long history of movies and community involvement in Geneseo, dating back to the early 1900’s. After a 20-year hiatus, Palace Properties purchased and restored the theater to a multi-use performing arts center, featuring classic and new films, concerts, lectures, small theater productions and receptions. Check the website for the latest schedule.

Geocaching in Geneseo
Enjoying the fun of locating geocaches in the Village and Town of Geneseo will take people of all ages to a variety of places: from Long Point Park at Conesus Lake to historic sites in the Village to the College campus and places in between.

Livingston Lanes & Pub
Located at 4262 Lakeville Road (Route 20A). Has 16 lanes, a restaurant/pub and OTB EasyBet. 585 243-1760.

Minnehans Fun Center
Located at the corner of Routes 20A and 256. Miniature golf, go-karts and batting cages. Also has a mini-discovery zone for younger children and a popular area restaurant. Call 585-346-6167.

Vintage Drive-In Theater
Located on Route 15 just north of Routes 5 & 20. Open April – October. For schedule see web site or call 585-226-9290.

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park
Renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests.

Located only 6 miles from Geneseo. Take Route 39 south; turn left onto Route 36; watch for sign on right.

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College Tour

Geneseo is the home of SUNY Geneseo, one of the most highly regarded public colleges in the Northeast.

College Links:

Festivals and Events

Geneseo hosts many festivals and events to delight visitors and residents of all ages and interests. Follow the events throughout the year as listed below.

  • Memorial Day Parade - The parade travels along Main Street from Village Park to Civil War Monument and then returns to the Village Park for a ceremony.
  • Geneseo Summer Concerts - Join us on Friday evenings in the Village Park for a variety of quality music - everything from jazz, Celtic, big band, good ol' rock & roll, country, blues and standards. Just bring your family, friends, and a chair. What could be sweeter on a summer evening?
  • Conesus Lake Ring of Fire - Held annually on July 3rd. Lake homeowners light up the lake for holiday celebrations.
  • The Geneseo Summer Festival is an annual event the 2nd week of July. The festival amongst other things include the Teddy Bear Parade on Saturday, games and crafts for children, sidewalk sales, vendors, concerts, and refreshments provided by local churches.
  • Geneseo Air Show - The Greatest Show on Turf. Six hours of non-stop flying demonstrations of World War II planes for 2 days. See vintage planes up close and talk with pilots. Visit the National Warplane Museum, which is also located at the Geneseo Airfield. Second weekend of July.
  • Fiddlers’ Picnic - Held annually at Long Point Park on Conesus Lake. Multiple stages highlight old time country music. Off stage jam sessions encouraged. Fiddlers of all ages are invited. Takes place in August Free admission and parking.
  • Oak Tree Half Marathon & 5K Road Race; Kids Fun Run - Sponsored by the Genesee Valley Conservancy, this race takes participants through historic Geneseo village streets and surrounding rustic roadways. Held Labor Day weekend.
  • Opening Meet of the Genesee Valley Hunt Club - The oldest Hunt Club in the country. Hounds precede the formally dressed Hunt Club members on horseback as they proceed down historic Main Street at 7:30 am on the last Saturday of September.
  • Genesee Valley Hunt Races - Pony, steeple, and flat races. Stick horse races, wagon rides, and mingling with the Hunt hounds for children. Terrier competitions, tailgate picnics, vendors. Nations Road, off Route 39. Saturday of Columbus weekend. Small charge for entry.
  • Halloween Parade - Children gather at Village Park and parade down Main Street to the Bear Fountain. Prizes and refreshments.
  • Christmas Sing - Everyone assembles at the Village Park to see the lighting of the Christmas trees. Caroling, led by Rotary members, begins at the Park and continues as the group strolls down Main Street to the Bear Fountain. Trees in the Fountain are trimmed by Geneseo Garden Club members and SUNY students with Christmas decorations made by the kindergarten and third graders of Geneseo. Everyone gathers around the Fountain singing carols before Santa Claus arrives. Each child has a chance to meet Santa and everyone enjoys free refreshments.

Wine Tasting

Geneseo is the perfect starting place to sample and visit the many wineries nearby. Some of the more local wineries are:

  • Deer Run Winery located on the western shore of Conesus Lake at 3773 West Lake Road in Geneseo. Call 585-346-0850
  • Eagle Crest Vineyards located on Hemlock Lake at 7107 Vineyard Road in Conesus, NY. Call 585-346-2321.

The weblinks below offer more general information about Finger Lakes Wines and Wineries.