Genesee Valley Greenway State Park

CUBA — Start the New Year right by getting outdoors on Jan. 1 and joining a First Day Event on the Greenway offered by the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park.

The free events are great activities for the entire family and leashed pets are allowed to join the fun. Pre-registration is not required. Dress weather appropriate and follow all current COVID-19 guidelines appropriate for indoor and outdoor activity. If there is snow, feel free to bring snowshoes or skis. In case of severe weather, a posting will be made on the “ Genesee Valley Greenway State Park” Facebook page advising cancellation.

Cuba 1st Day Hike

Ring in the New Year with a delightful walk along Genesee Valley Greenway State Park in Cuba. Enjoy a relaxing, easy trail and spectacular views along Griffin and Oil Creeks. 2.5 miles round trip.

Meet at the trailhead on Bull Street for a self-guided hike. Between the hours of noon and 3 p.m., interpreter Michael Landowski will be on site to answer questions.

Also, during that time frame, the Palmer Opera House will hand out snack bags both at the trailhead and for those visiting the Palmer (12 Main St., a half-mile from the trailhead) for warmth and restrooms.

Hinsdale 1st Day Walk/Hike

Ring in the New Year with an outdoor show-and-tell presentation by the Hinsdale Historical Society, followed by an easygoing 2-mile walk along a secluded section of the Greenway heading east along Oil Creek.

Meet at Hinsdale United Methodist Church on Main Street at 9 a.m. Parking is available. A prepackaged beverage and snack will be available, while restrooms are available inside the church.

For more information on the events, contact Kristine Uribe, park manager, at (585) 493-3614 or

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