Travel Directions & Area Attractions

Please use the interactive map to find your directions, or use the written directions below.

Directions

We strongly recommend our visitors use the following directions. There are shorter routes, but many of the bridges crossing the Erie Canal are old, very narrow and in some cases impossible to cross with a large vehicle. These directions are specifically designed to provide the best travel routes for large RVs.

From the East (Rochester):

  1. Take I-490 West to Route 531 West. Take Exit 8 to Route 36 in Spencerport. Turn right onto Route 36 North.
  2. Go 0.1 mile and turn left onto Route 31 West. Go 2.5 miles and right onto Sweden Walker Road / Route 260.
  3. Go 2 miles and turn left onto Ridge Road / Route 104. Go 11 miles and turn left onto Fancher Road.
  4. Go 2.2 miles and turn left on to Canal Road.
  5. End at 16097 Canal Road.

From the West (Buffalo):

  1. Take I-90 East to Exit 48 in Batavia.
  2. Turn right onto Route 98 North. Go 19 miles and turn right onto Ridge Road / Route 104.
  3. Go 5 miles and turn right onto Fancher Road. Go 2.2 miles and turn left onto Canal Road.
  4. End at 16097 Canal Road.

Area Attractions

Cobblestone Museum Society

Cobblestone Museum Society

For over 50 years, the Cobblestone Museum has served as the center for everything “cobblestone.” Founded on the principles of historic preservation and education, the Museum has transformed into a cultural center that promotes community engagement and the arts. Whether you are an artist, student, aspiring historian, or simply someone who is passionate about their community, they have something for you. The Cobblestone Museum is an open-air museum that promotes the study and exploration of cobblestone construction methods from 1825 to 1860, offering visitors the opportunity to explore three period cobblestone structures set in Victorian appearance and four wood structures highlighting 19th century agricultural implements and skilled trades.

The Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride

The Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride in Lockport, NY

Experience an underground boat ride that is both Unique and Mysterious: The next part of your journey is a one-of-a-kind underground boat ride. Embark on one of America’s longest underground boat rides along the Erie Canal and experience a trip of wonders. Marvel at artifacts left by miners on the Erie Canal over a century ago. View cave formations in their early stages of development. Visitors are awestruck as they take a ride that has been described as both “peaceful and eerie” as the boat glides through the lifeless water, illuminated only by small, sporadically placed electric lights.

Orleans County Marine Park

Orleans County Marine Park

11 acre public marine park on Oak Orchard River offering rental of 71 boat slips with electric and water service, picnic pavilions with grills, fishing dock, INS videophone, showers and restrooms, scenic overlook and summer events, including entertainment on Tuesday evenings during July and August. Park open April 15 to November 1, 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Oak Orchard Lighthouse at Point Breeze

Oak Orchard Lighthouse at Point Breeze

Thousands have visited the Oak Orchard Lighthouse at Point Breeze, Oak Orchard Harbor on Lake Ontario since the historic reconstruction was completed in 2010. The lighthouse is one of the jewels in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail - the guest log has been signed by visitors from all around the world, including New Zealand, Turkey, Germany, Alaska, Ireland, Canada, and all states in the union.

Six Flags - Darien Lake

Six Flags - Darien Lake

Darien Lake is New York’s largest water & theme park with rides, thrills and coasters the whole family will adore. Darien Lake was rebranded Six Flags Darien Lake when it opened for the 2019 season. The Coaster Capital of New York also debuted an exhilarating, new attraction — Six Flags SkyScreamer — the tallest attraction in the state of New York. Towering high above the park at a staggering 242 feet in height, this thrilling swing ride will reign supreme as the region’s new, iconic symbol, beckoning guests of all ages from near and far.

Darien Lake’s wide variety of entertainment and top-notch thrill rides has made it the Coaster Capital of New York since 1964. Located 45 minutes from Niagara Falls between Buffalo and Rochester, N.Y., today the park boasts more than 50 rides, including seven world-class roller coasters, dozens of family rides, the region’s largest water park and a 20,000-seat amphitheater operated by Live Nation.

Genesee Village & Country Museum

Genesee Village & Country Museum

There’s fun for every age at Genesee Country Village & Museum, New York State’s largest and most comprehensive Living History Museum. Founded in 1966 by John L. Wehle, Genesee Country Village & Museum was created to help preserve the vanishing rural architecture of the Genesee Country, an area encompassing the Genesee River and stretching from the Finger Lakes to the Niagara Frontier and Lake Erie. Today, this living history museum includes a 19th-century village, a gallery, a nature center and 600 acres of gardens and wildlife.

Furnished with more than 15,000 artifacts, the Historic Village includes 68 structures originating from a 11 counties in Western New York State. The buildings depict how a small town in the region might have changed over time, providing insight into the origins of current customs, traditions and social values.

Niagara Wine Trail USA

Niagara Wine Trail USA

A beautiful countryside awaits visitors seeking an array of wineries and attractions rich with history. Stretching across Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties, the Niagara Wine Trail, USA is minutes from Niagara Falls and just a short trip from the Buffalo and Rochester areas. There are records of a winery that was open during the 19th century, and one of our current member wineries produces fruit on vineyards that are over one hundred years old.

Genna-rations Farm

Genna-rations Farm

Genna-rations farm is a family-run farm. They have been growing their farm since November 2003, raising alpacas for breeding stock and fiber, hand-poured 100% natural soy candles, and grow their well-known garlic. They welcome visitors year round. Their store is open anytime by appointment.

Medina Railroad Museum

Medina Railroad Museum

Your Train Ticket allows entry into our huge Train Museum. Their museum is filled with railroad artifacts, has one of the biggest model-train layouts in the country, and features fun train excursions all year round.

Rochester Abandoned Subway

Rochester Abandoned Subway

Rochester once had an underground rapid transit system, called the Rochester Subway. It is an incredible experience, an urban exploration opportunity rivaling the offerings of almost any other city. As such it has become a popular destination for photographers and thrill-seekers!

Rolling Hills Asylum

Rolling Hills Asylum (RHA)

Rolling Hills Asylum (RHA) endeavors to engage the public by providing a venue and landscape to host historical tours, exhibitions, educational programs, events and public outreach. RHA fosters collaboration with individuals and organizations with the similar goal of enhancing and preserving Genesee County’s rich history and architecture. Before becoming infamously known as Rolling Hills Asylum™ and a widely documented hotbed of paranormal activity, the property was originally named The Genesee County Poor Farm, often affectionately referred to as “The Old County Home”.