Nestled on the southern banks of Lake Ontario between Niagara Falls & Rochester, NY is historic Orleans County. Discover the charm as you cruise along our country byways and scenic waterways while experiencing our rich history, rural culture and exhilarating outdoor fun. Don’t forget to stop in at our bountiful farm markets, charming gift shops and unique museums along the Erie Canal, Historic Ridge Road and the Seaway Trail.
Whether its historical, classical or whimsical, there’s plenty to do year-round! Find out what’s going on in Orleans County by viewing our events slideshow featured on this page and a 7-day Calendar (right).
Location: Orleans County is located 30 miles east of Niagara Falls and 22 miles west of Rochester, NY on the shores of Lake Ontario. We’re served by Exits 48 & 48A of the New York State Thruway (I-90). Routes 104 and 31 run east and west through the county to Niagara Falls and Canada’s Queen Elizabeth Way. Orleans County can also be traveled via the Seaway Trail, our National Scenic Byway, along the Lake Ontario State Parkway and State Route 18. Two international airports are within an hour drive: Buffalo Niagara International (BUF) to the west and Greater Rochester International (ROC) to the east.