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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Newly Released Guide Details How to Make Livingston County into Your Winter Wonderland


GENESEO, N.Y., Dec. 4, 2023 – Winter in Western New York may mean cold temperatures and excessive amounts of snow, but for those who call Livingston County home, or those visiting, the winter months also offer ample opportunity to enjoy outdoor fun and experiences that are unique to this time of year.

“Winter in Livingston County provides fun, excitement and comfort for everyone,” said Kelly Burns, Livingston County’s Director of Tourism.  “If you’re looking to navigate one of the many surrounding award-winning ski slopes, cozy up with a warm beverage inside one of our charming inns, pubs and resorts, explore holiday shopping options in one of our nine downtown districts or take in the season by visiting our parks, winter in Livingston County is unlike anywhere else and our guide will help you in planning the perfect getaway.”

The 48-page guide provides the ideal blueprint to experiencing all that Livingston County has to offer.  From snowshoeing through Letchworth State Park, ice fishing on Conesus Lake, snowmobiling and ice skating to the best sledding hills in the area, the guide has numerous suggestions to enjoy the great outdoors.

In addition, readers can learn more about the bustling maple syrup business in Livingston County along with the sweet treat’s history in the area, which dates back to the early 1600s.   Perhaps you’re more interested in exploring winter from inside.  The guide details the County’s vibrant arts scene including its many galleries.

The winter guide wouldn’t be complete if it didn’t offer a breakdown of some of the best locations throughout the Genesee River Valley to enjoy skiing, dining, entertainment, shopping, local festivals and more.   

Looking ahead, the guide also dives into the planning and preparatory work that is well underway for the upcoming total solar eclipse, which will take place on April 8, 2024.   This once-in-a-generation event is expected to draw between 350,000-500,000 visitors to the Finger Lakes region and will be the first total solar eclipse to hit the area since 1925.

Looking to book your trip? The guide lays out the perfect weekend to enjoy the celestial event including options for lodging, eating, entertainment and much more.

No matter what your outdoor goals are this season, the guide is free and loaded with useful information on different businesses and events to help you make the most of your time in Livingston County this winter.  Download Visit LivCo’s Guide to Winter and start exploring.

Additional information about upcoming events and activities, local businesses or suggestions for planning your stay are available by visiting  To find out more about the total solar eclipse, please visit    

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About Livingston County:

Founded in 1821, Livingston County, N.Y., is home to more than 61,000 residents in 17 towns located across 631 square miles of the Finger Lakes region. 

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