Little Getaways: Out of Town Excursions for the FamilyAug. 19th, 2015 2:04 pm
Whether you live in the city of Buffalo, or out in the suburbs, here are a few little mini-trips you can take with your family to get out in the country and show them an experience they won't get anywhere else!
Genesee Country Village & Museum
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time? The Genesee Country Living Museum in Mumford, NY is about as close as you can get.
Smell the freshly baking pies, hear the sounds of the blacksmith and see history first hand! The GCLM is a wonder for the whole family. From your littlest prairie girl to grandpa, anyone will find something to see in this little village. Tour a real village of historical buildings, businesses, and roads that take you through different time periods dating back to early American settlers. Volunteers walk around in full costume and answer questions about who they are and what they do. Watch a live old-fashioned baseball game, walk through an old opera house, or trek through a real life Civil War Camp! Located in Mumford, NY, GCLM is a wonderful place to spend a day with the family!
Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-4pm
Ages 4-18: $10
Students with ID, Seniors (62+): 15$
Letchworth State Park
"The Grand Canyon of the East", Letchworth State Park won the USA Today Readers' Choice Award for Best State Park.
The Genesee River roars through the breath taking gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs as high as 600 feet. Lush forests surround the entire roadway system, offering 66 miles of hiking trails. Students of WNY Catholic schools would love to spend a day in this amazing park. Letchworth offers nature, history, and performing arts programs, walking tours and kayaking. There is also a swimming pool and hot air balloon rides! See what a hot air balloon ride over Letchworth is like here. If you want to spend the night, there are camping areas available, as well as the Glen Iris Inn, a lovely bed and breakfast serving meals three times a day. There really is no place like Letchworth!
Hours: Daily 6am-11pm
Fees & Rates - http://nysparks.com/parks/79/fees-rates.aspx
Directions - http://nysparks.com/parks/79/getting-there.aspx
Arcade & Attica Railroad
All Aboard! Take your family on a fun, historical journey on a WWII era locomotive for an experience of a lifetime!
Before you even board the train, your journey begins in the historic station, surrounded by nostalgic photographs, and antiques from the old days. The Railroad offers a daily schedule with additional special events through Christmas! Located in Arcade, NY about 40 miles away from Buffalo, this is a great place to take a day trip and have a perfect day with the family!
See Schedule for Hours
General Admission: $15
278 Main St. Arcade, NY 14009