Upstate New York | attractions & events | River Spring Lodge

With our location between Buffalo and Rochester, NY, the River Spring Lodge is your home base for all of Western New York’s events, attractions, and activities. Ask us for recommendations or explore on your own!

Niagara Falls, Letchworth, and Darien Lake State Parks

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Explore the Wonders of Western New York

Rivers Spring Lodge is located directly between the two natural wonders of Western New York, Niagara Falls, and Letchworth State Park. For a more local enjoyment of nature, we are also just down the road from the lovely Darien Lake State Park. 

The majesty of Niagara is stunning and legendary and near the top of almost everyone’s bucket list. Explore around the trails, take a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist, and enjoy the many festivals that occur right in the Niagara region, just an hour’s drive away from us. The area has shopping, wineries, the Seneca Falls Casino, and of course the majestic Falls to experience.

Many travelers find the beauty of the deep, winding gorge that nature carved at Letchworth State Park just as inspirational as the majesty of Niagara Falls. The three falls at Letchworth, hiking trails, picnic areas, the museum, whitewater rafting, the trout pond, and the restaurant at the historical Glenn Iris Inn make this the perfect day trip while staying at River Spring. Frequently called the “Grand Canyon of the East”, Letchworth is always worth the 50 minute drive.

For enjoying the great outdoors without having a long drive, we of course first recommend River Spring Lodge’s own brand new hiking trails. However, for a full day of hiking, exploring, and enjoying all that Western New York nature has to offer, Darien Lake State Park is a wonderful option. Just down the road from us, enjoy hiking, swimming in Harlow Lake, playgrounds, fishing, and much more.

Beer & Wine Tours

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Discover the Vineyards of Western New York

New York boasts more than two-hundred wineries and many are within an hour’s drive from River Spring Lodge. NY is the third largest wine producing State only surpassed by California and Washington.

Explore all that the Finger Lakes wineries have to offer, on your own or with a tour, taking in the scenic beauty of Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga lakes.

If venturing to Canada is on the list, a tour of the wineries in Niagara-On-The-Lake is absolutely in order. This charming area hosts many vineyards, as well as shopping, theatre, and beautiful scenery.

The Lake Erie Wine Trail is also a very popular destination for our guests. Historically, the “Grape Belt of America” has always boasted a variety and quality of vines.

Brews, Views, and More

Western New York is growing rapidly in its brewing community. If you are a beer aficionado, wander through the area tasting and enjoying our local flavor! From tasting beer on the Niagara River in Downtown Buffalo at RiverWorks, to a scenic, secluded experience at the Ellicottville Brewing Company, the options are endless. 

Golf Courses

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Golf Vacations

When it comes to golfing the only difficulty will be choosing a course. There is an abundance of options for golf throughout Genesee County and Wyoming County. Chestnut Hill, Byrncliff, and Terry Hills are all courses we all highly recommend.

Darien Lake Theme Park

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Darien Lake Theme Park

Just ten minutes away from our location, Darien Lake Theme Park is the perfect day of fun for families and couples alike! Enjoy roller coasters, water park rides, games, festival food, and summer fun for all ages.

Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center

Ten minutes from River Spring Lodge is the Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center featuring top tier entertainment each summer. Choose your concert and reserve your room at River Spring Lodge.

Fly Fishing

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Fly Fishing at River Spring and Beyond

Guests at River Spring Lodge are welcome to fly fish for a trophy brown or rainbow on our private, catch and release trout pond. If you plan to fish, please bring your gear.

If a guided experience is more your speed, try our partners, Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters! You will be sure to have an unforgettable experience on the tributaries of Lakes Erie and Ontario.

Canalside Buffalo

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Beautiful and trendy describe this waterfront revitalization at the Erie Canal in Buffalo. Water sports outdoor activities, concerts, shops, street food and casual pubs to refined dining can all be found at Canalside Buffalo.

Winter Sports

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Winter Sports in WNY

Western New York is famous for its epic snowfall each year. Join River Spring Lodge in enjoying all that winter in this great country has to offer. Ski and Snowboard at one of the areas best slopes, Holiday Valley or Kissing Bridge. If tobogganing and sledding are more your style, check out Chestnut Ridge for all of your fond childhood memories. Snowshoeing at Beaver Meadow Audobon Center is also a great way to enjoy the peace and quiet of a perfect snowfall. If ice skating is your favorite activity, venture to downtown Buffalo and enjoy skating or even ice biking in the fun, vibrant Canalside region.

"A tranquil getaway with delicious food. The food was delicious -- particularly the 7 course gourmet meal prepared for us on our last night."
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