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Welcome to Genesee Falls, NY


Genesee Falls is in the southeastern corner of Wyoming County, bordered to the north by Castile; to the east by the Genesee River and the town of Portage, Livingston County; to the south by Allegany County; and to the west by Pike. This small town has fewer than 500 residents, with the hamlet of Portageville, on Route 19A, the only community in town. The south end of gigantic Letchworth State Park is in Genesee Falls.


Residents here shop for groceries in nearby Warsaw, where there’s a Top’s Friendly Markets store, a Save-a-Lot grocery and Lantz’s Bulk Foods. To the north in Perry is the Perry Food Market-IGA. A bit further northeast, you’ll find a Wegman’s supermarket is in Geneseo, Livingston County. For most retail shopping, residents head to Warsaw, which has a Walmart and other stores. The Cordelia A. Greene Library on Main Street serves residents who live in Genesee Falls; to the west is the Pike Library, at 65 Main St. in Pike. 

Recreation & Entertainment

Letchworth State Park is the biggest attraction, popular year-long for its exquisite scenery, including waterfalls and trails. More than a million visitors from throughout the world head to the park for activities such as hot-air ballooning, white-water rafting, picnics, horseback riding and hunting and fishing. The park has swimming pools, cabins and campsites, and the well-known Glen Iris Inn. Several annual events are held at Letchworth, including a blues, bikes and barbecue festival; an arts festival; a Civil War re-enactment; and Native American Heritage Days. 

Transportation & Traffic

Route 19A runs north-south through Genesee Falls, and Route 436, or Portage Street, runs east-west.

Pros & Cons

This is a sparsely populated town best known because Letchworth State Park is partly in Genesee Falls. As such, the town is known almost exclusively for its outdoor activities and magnificent scenery. Organists, and those who enjoy organ music, will be attracted to the Portageville Chapel.

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