Group Tour Planner: Orleans County offers the perfect location for group tours, situated between Niagara Falls/Buffalo and Rochester with easy access to Canada and the New York State Thruway. We can enhance your group tours with many options if you are hubbing from these areas. For assistance in personalizing your visit to the area, call us at 1-800-724-0314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To order Orleans County travel guides, please complete and submit the form on the Request Information page.
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Trails: Whether you travel by car, motorcycle or bicycle, we’ve got your trails mapped out for you. The following are tours & trails popular in Orleans County.
Country Barn Quilt Trail Begin your tour at Partyka Farms on Routes 272 & 18 just off the Seaway Trail, our National Scenic Byway. Pick up a map and step-on guide for a homespun tour of over 30 barn quilt patterns. The Trail is about 21 miles long and takes a little over an hour to complete. Many of the quilt patterns have very interesting and sometime poignant backgrounds, with names like The Farmer’s Daughter, Carpenter’s Wheel, Circle the Field, and Joseph’s Coat. Next, head west for lunch at Tillman’s Historic Village Inn and end your visit with a tour of the Cobblestone Museum right next door. For a sweet treat travel south on Rt. 98 to Watt Farms Country Market to sample homemade fudge. www.countrybarnquilttrail.com
Trains Keep-a-Rollin’ Hop aboard the Orchard Train at Watt Farms Country Markets for a behind-the-scenes look at apple production. In Albion, tour a church resembling a castle built by George Pullman, inventor of the rail sleeping car. Lunch in Medina at a restaurant near the Erie Canal. After lunch visit the Medina Railroad Museum and board a New York Central train for a 2-hour country excursion. All aboard!
Americana: Our Natural and Human Legacy Experience our farming heritage at Brown’s Berry Patch, a 200 year old working fruit farm near the Lake Ontario shoreline. You can pick your own berries, savor a waffle ice cream cone or bite into a good old American Zweigles hot dog at the farm grill. The aroma of fresh-baked pies surrounds you at Hurd Orchards Farm Market. Homemade preserves, flavored vinegars and 42 varieties of apples adorn the market and your group can even enjoy a lantern-lit dinner in the orchard. Next, visit the Erie Canal tunnel and the turning basin at Medina to learn about this engineering marvel and how it altered early American life. South of Medina lies the 10,000 acre Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge where you can watch nesting bald eagles fledge their young or witness the migration of 80,000 Canada geese. The kiosk is compliments of Seaway Trail, Inc. and artist Robert McNamara.
Bicycle Tours (Seasonal): We developed several cycling trails to accommodate different cycling abilities for families (<10 miles), recreational routes (10-20 miles) and challenging routes (>20 miles).
- Amish Country Cycling Trails (Family, Recreational & Challenging)
- Barn Quilt Cycling Trails (Family, Recreational & Challenging)
- Cemetery Cycling Trail (Recreational)
- Cobblestone Cycling Trails (Family, Recreational & Challenging)
- Erie Canal Cycling Trail (Challenging)
- Holley Cycling Trails (Family, Recreational & Challenging)
- Lakeshore Cycling Trails (Family, Recreational & Challenging)
- Sandstone Cycling Trails (Family, Recreational & Challenging)
Orleans County is part of these trails