Family Fun Activities

Itinerary overview: Great family road trips begin a little ways past the Canada-USA borders at Buffalo, Niagara Falls and Queenston. These trips provide plenty of excitement without racking up too many kilometers. They are ideal for a getaway weekend and perfect when bringing antsy youngsters. Here is a plan to see some of the most fantastic family attractions, all within two and a half hours of the border!

Featured Destinations

Darien Lake Amusement Park (Darien Center)

This park is jam-packed with one unforgettable thrill ride after another and it doesn’t stop there. Exhilarating water rides and delightful kids' rides round out one of the best amusement centers in northern USA. Famous for fantastic concert entertainment. Choose from many lodging options including cabins, guest houses, RV rentals, camping, and glamping. Great special packages available!

Genesee Country Village and Museum (Mumford)

Enter 19th century America. This is the largest living history museum in New York State. 68 buildings. Beautiful heirloom gardens. Knowledgeable, costumed interpreters. Chat with demonstrating village smiths and craftsmen. Take in the aroma of fresh baked pies and bread. Children enjoy rolling the hoop with a stick, and testing their balance on stilts, as well as the one-room Schoolhouse and the games they can play on the Village Square. You might even decide to try your hand at making a punched-tin ornament.

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures

These adventures a wonderful way to bonding. 7 ziplines measuring over 5000 feet. Longest zip line over 1500 feet. 4 spectacular bridges. 2 off road rides. 1 final “Leap of Faith”. The Aerial Adventure Park at Bristol Mountain is a series of challenge courses interwoven within the forest canopy. The Kids Adventure Park at Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures is made up of 2 courses that are specifically designed for kids aged 4-7. Watch your kid gain confidence as they navigate, balance, and zip their way through the trees.

The Strong National Museum of Play (Rochester)

Dedicated to everything “play” and highly interactive, this is the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play. Children will not want to leave. There’s creative-play activities, the Berenstein Bears, a life-sized doll house, Super Powers School where everyone becomes a superhero, the Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden, Game Time!, eGameRevolution, Interactive Arts and Sciences and so much more!

Sea Breeze Amusement Center (Rochester)

Summer fun by the lake. This historic park combines nostalgic classics with thrilling adult and family rides, great kiddie rides, and an entire waterpark. Home of the famous Jack Rabbit wooden roller coaster and the Log Flume. Play on the midway. See a spectacular show. Enjoy summertime treats. Not too big. Not too small. Perfect for family entertainment with plenty of free parking.

Hamlin Beach State Park

Take in the lake breeze, clear water and sandy beaches. Campsites available for for 264 tents and trailers. Hike a 1.25 km. long self-guided nature trail. Bike or hike along 8 kms. of trails. Swim or relax on one of 5 beaches. Fish for salmon and trout. Picnic and restroom facilities in each area.