Description - The Genesee Travel Region is located in western New York and is home to the metropolis of Rochester, which is the dwelling to the Rochester Institute of Technology. This beautiful area offers the outdoor enthusiast plenty of choices. Eight State Parks are found within this region offering access to many lakes including the great Lake Ontario. An array of recreation awaits including easy hikes to fabulous waterfalls, whitewater boating opportunities, fishing, swimming, camping, nature programs, hunting, horseback riding, mountain biking and a variety of winter sports.
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Letchworth State Park
- A wealth of pleasures awaits the visitor to the Genesee Travel Region. The area is home to eight State Parks many of which sit on picturesque waters including the great Lake Ontario. This manufacturing, cultural and commercial area offers some of New York's most beautiful sights including Letchworth State Park. The park is known for its enormous gorge with sheer cliffs ranging 600 feet high and the three magnificent waterfalls. The woodland setting abounds with wildlife and recreation opportunities. The sandy beaches, excellent fishing, hiking trails and more attract visitors to the Lake Ontario area with its panoramic views of the water and surrounding agricultural atmosphere.
Recreation - Outdoor opportunities in this western region abound. Magnificent hikes to waterfalls, whitewater boating, excellent fishing, swimming along sandy shores, camping in the shadows of panoramic views, nature programs, hunting opportunities, horseback riding, mountain biking and winter sports are all enjoyed throughout the Genesee Travel Region.
Climate - The Genesee Travel Region experiences average January temperatures above 22 degrees Fahrenheit (above -6 degrees Celsius). It is important to note that the Rochester area receives some of the heaviest snowfalls in the nation. Summer temperatures average around 72 degrees Fahrenheit (around 22 degrees Celsius). Precipitation in the region averages less than 36 inches of rain and snowmelt.
Located in western New York, the Genesee Travel Region is bordered by Lake Ontario to the north, the Niagara Travel Region to the west, the Allegany Travel Region to the south and the Finger Lakes Travel Region to the east.