For other places with the same name, see Geneseo (disambiguation).

Geneseo is a village in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

Livingston County Courthouse

Get inEdit

Geneseo is about 30 miles (50 km) south of Rochester International Airport in Rochester, New York.

Get aroundEdit

As it's such a small village (and a college town), Geneseo is pretty pedestrian-friendly. It's also car-friendly, but finding a parking space can be difficult.


Bear Fountain
  • A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 3:20PM local time and lasts 3 min. The chances of a clear sky are 35%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico and Texas to Ohio then straddling the Canada–New England border.
  • The foundation of Geneseo lies in the center of Main Street, in the form of a bronze bear statue who appears to be holding up a light pole in the middle of Main Street.


Geneseo is a college town. It is the location of one of the colleges in the State University of New York. In the 1960s its campus began to be too big. When the drinking age was lowered to 18, the market for bars ruined Main Street. The college is now very selective, and the village has been registered as an historic landmark, because the village values highly its rural heritage. A mile or two away is a WWII aircraft museum, with dirt airfield and yearly air show. Six miles away is Letchworth State Park, with planted trees now quite tall. People who own horses come to events nearby, and there is a yearly 5K road race.


There are always all kinds of cute little shops coming in and out of town. A perennial favorite is Touch of Grayce, which is located at 65 Main Street.




Go nextEdit

  • Letchworth State Park — just five minutes down the road on NY 39; it feature three major waterfalls and 66 miles of hiking trails
Routes through Geneseo
RochesterHenrietta  N   S  DansvilleCorning via  
Erie via  Warsaw  W   E  → Merges with  CanandaiguaAuburn
MedinaBatavia ← Jct W   E  N   S  DansvilleWayland

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