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New York's Falls to the Finger Lakes
New York's Falls to the Finger Lakes

Fresh Air and Country Flare: 2-Day Trip

Welcome to fresh air and country charm! We invite you to immerse yourself in the outdoors and experience the charm of the countryside. From exploring picturesque landmarks to indulging in delightful local cuisine, this trip promises a perfect blend of relaxation and culinary delights. Get ready to embrace nature, savor mouthwatering meals, and create lasting memories on this unforgettable journey.

Day 1

10:30 to 11:30

Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum

Once a beacon for ships on mighty Lake Ontario, the uniquely shaped Oak Orchard Lighthouse was visible for nine miles until a storm in 1916 leveled the structure.  The lighthouse was restored in the early 2000’s and the replica is now a fascinating experience along our Great Lake.  A guided tour brings history to life along these pristine shores.


12:00 to 1:30 

Harvest Restaurant at Bent’s Opera House

Walking into Bent's Opera House is an experience not unlike walking into a time capsule. Enjoy and satisfying lunch in a charming environment harkening back to yesteryear.  Your host will provide some interesting narration so this visit will remain forever in your memory.


2:00 to 4:00      


Hurd Orchards

We’ll immerse in this delightful farm world, visit their charming historic barns, enjoy a homemade, delectable afternoon treat made from one of the abundant fruits grown with love and care, and have some time to shop for farm-made delicacies.


4:30 to 6:15

Check-In: Batavia Area Hotel

Check into your room and freshen up for dinner.



Sit back and enjoy a relaxing dinner at one of the following restaurants: 

Eli Fish Brewing Company

The first brewery in Genesee County in over 100 years is an up-and-coming local hot spot. Enjoy delightful and casual fare complemented with a pint of one of their award-winning brews! The evening can be topped off with a tour of the 10,000-square-foot brewery.




Fortune's Restaurant at Batavia Downs

Delectable pasta, steak, and seafood dishes are offered with a flare at Fortune's. Complete the evening with some ‘wagering time’ on the casino floor.


Day 2

6:00 to 8:45

Breakfast at the Hotel



Depart Hotel


9:30 to 11:00

The Country Cottage

A hidden gem of clever cottage shops situated amidst meticulously crafted flower and water gardens. Shop for unique country gifts and unusual craft items.


11:45 to 1:30

D & R Depot Restaurant                           

Take a step back in time & dine in a former B & O train depot where the food is homemade, the service is friendly and attentive, and even the background music is old-fashioned.


1:30 to 3:00

LeRoy Barn Quilt Trail

A wonder of color and creativity; there are over 100 hand-painted barn quilts along the back-country roads and you’ll view many of these unique creations on your narrated driving tour. Your local guide will convey interesting and charming tails while you view the quilts that adorn barns, homes, and fences.


3:30 to 4:30

JELL-O Gallery Museum

Welcome to the birthplace of JELL-O, America’s Most Famous Dessert. Invented here in Le Roy, NY in 1897, this giggly delight has captured the hearts and minds of us all.  You’ll hear about Jell-O in unique and satisfying ways like why did the inventor sell his rights to JELL-O for $450, who bought the rights to JELL-O and made millions, who eats the most Jell-O and so much more. Shop for a JELL-O colorful keepsake too.

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