Batavia Downs Gaming enhances its reputation as major gaming and entertainment destination with the addition of a new 84-room hotel. The Hotel at Batavia Downs Gaming opened in October 2016 is attached to the gaming facility, with some rooms and suites overlooking the harness racing track. Now patrons can play, dine and stay at this fun location. The live harness racing season goes until mid- December.
Create family memories with a trip to Palm Island Water Park, located at the Quality Inn & Suites in Batavia.The indoor waterpark is convenient, offers affordable packages, and gives you a reason to show off your swimsuit in the middle of winter.
Youngsters will enjoy the children’s pool, 5 way tipping buckets, mushroom umbrella, and Play Lagoon with a beach entry. Older kids, yes that includes adults, will spend time whipping down the 196 foot translucent slide, playing hoops, or relaxing in the underwater lighted hot tub. For more information contact the Clarion Hotel at 585-344-2100.
One of the best ways to enjoy winter’s majestic beauty, and the bracing air of the season, is to trek through the woods. You’ll want to visitGeneseeCountyPark, Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge orDarienLakeState Parkto try your hand at hiking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, sledding and even snowshoeing.
From macabre to the mysterious – explore the Haunted History Trail of New York State for a full line-up of spooky fun! This statewide paranormal trail includes year-round hauntings and ghostly events inGeneseeCounty, along with additional counties across the state. From Rolling Hills Asylum inGeneseeCounty, to Wing’s Castle in theHudsonValley, follow the legends and spooky heritage of theEmpireState’s most historic sites. Explore the hauntings at www.HauntedHistoryTrail.com.
November and December bring the holidays and unique gift opportunities in our village shops. You’ll find something for everyone at Country Cottage, The Hobby Horse, Oliver’s Candies or Adam Miller’s Toy Store, just to name a few. While you’re out, why not stop by the “Wonderland of Trees” at the Holland Land Office Museum? The exhibition runs from late November to January 1.
February and March bring the running of the sap at Randall’s Maple Products and Sweet Dream Maple Farm. Visit the farms on 2016 Maple Weekends (March 18-19 & March 25-26) to experience everything from maple syrup demonstrations to an authentic antique caboose. For more information go to www.mapleweekend.com.
For additional visitor information, please call 1-800-622-2686 ext. 9, M-F, 8-4:30pm or peruse our website at www.VisitGeneseeNY.com.
Conveniently located halfway between Buffalo/Niagara Falls & Rochester, Genesee County has 3 major exits off New York State Thruway, (I-90) Exits 47,48,and 48A.
*Special note: Only persons above the age of 18 are allowed on the gaming floor. Anyone below the age of 18 is welcome in any non-gaming area of the downs, including viewable racing sections in the clubhouse.