Things to do in Upstate New York:: Plan Your Adventure!

We assembled a few of our favorite activities in and around our Upstate New York retreat center. For more ideas and seasonal attractions be sure to check our romantic weekend getaways and other packages and specials.

Niagara Falls & Letchworth State Park

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.

The majesty of Niagara is stunning and legendary and near the top of almost everyone’s bucket list. But many travelers find the beauty of the deep, winding gorge that nature carved at Letchworth State Park just as inspirational. The three falls at Letchworth, hiking trails, picnic areas, the museum, the trout pond and the beautiful and historic Glen Iris Inn make Letchworth a beautiful destination. After visiting “the Grand Canyon of the east” it is easy to understand why Letchworth was voted the number one State park in the United States in 2015. The good news is that both of these masterpieces of God’s handiwork are easy drives from River Spring Lodge and make exceptional day trips.

Wineries & Vineyards

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. Although many grape varieties are cultivated, the Rieslings of the Finger Lakes and the Ice wines produced from frozen grapes along Lake Erie are viewed by wine connoisseurs as being some of the best in the world.

Golf Courses

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. More information is available here.

Performing Arts

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

Fly Fishing at River Spring Lodge

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.

Canalside Buffalo

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.

Hunting & Fishing

Sportsmen Packages

River Spring Lodge provides lodging and hunting packages in conjunction with local hunting preserves, charter captains and area fishing guide services. You may schedule a private sporting package for your group or join other hunters and anglers at one of River Spring’s scheduled hunting or fishing events. Call for more information 585.708.4212

Winter Sports

Winter Sports Weekends

Open a book or a bottle of wine as you sit by the fireplace after a day of downhill or cross country skiing. Reserve the entire lodge for your family or group and enjoy your favorite winter sports. Return from a winter wonderland to enjoy the warm hospitality and cuisine of Western New York’s premier Boutique Hotel and executive retreat. Call now to schedule. 585.708.4212

"Beautiful Lodge in WNY, a great combination of fantastic food, clean and comfortable facilities and very accommodating hosts."
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