Come visit LeRoy, a historic village, with tree lined streets and classic Victorian houses, only five minutes from I 490 and Exit 47 of the New York State Thruway.
LeRoy is one of the
most beautiful villages in Western New York, nestled along the scenic
Oatka Creek. Only an hour from Niagara Falls and 30 minutes from downtown
Rochester, LeRoys bed and breakfast accommodations and restaurants
offer a relaxed, quiet atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of
history includes the Birthplace of Jell-O,
Americas Most Famous Dessert in 1897.
LeRoy was once the home of Ingham University, the first womens university
in the United States, founded in 1837 and chartered in 1856. LeRoy is
also the birthplace of the stringless bean, cultivated by Calvin Keeney.
One of the more interesting features of LeRoy, is the documented route
of the Underground Railroad, which can be explored by a 17 mile driving
tour. The rich history of LeRoy is preserved by the LeRoy Historical Society
at the historic 1822 LeRoy House at 23 East Main Street. Each summer,
the Historical Society features a new Jell-O exhibit in the recently renovated
1898 High School, located behind LeRoy House.
LeRoy offers a wide
variety of casual dining, with over a dozen excellent restaurants and
antique shops that are scattered throughout LeRoy on Route 5. Accommodations
are also available in LeRoy at several quaint bed and breakfasts. There
are also three campsites within 10 minutes of town. Golfers can enjoy
an 18 hole golf course at the LeRoy Country Club, which is open to the
public. Saturday nights, during the summer, midget racing is featured
at the Limerock Speedway, east of town. Trout fishing along the Oatka
Creek is enjoyed by many anglers throughout the fishing season.
one of the largest outdoor living history museums, is conveniently located
only 10 minutes east of LeRoy. And, the unique shopping experience of
historic Gaslight Village of Wyoming, is only 20 minutes south on Route
State Park is 30 minutes south in Mt. Morris. Approximately
20 minutes west of Leroy is Six
Flags Theme Park at Darien Lake.
The 31st annual Oatka Festival will be held July 13 and 14 from 10:00 AM until 6:00 PM on the banks of the Oatka Creek, school grounds, and Trigon Park in the center of town. Free parking and free admission makes this annual community festival a very popular family event. There will be a parade at 11:00 AM July 14. The festival offers a large craft show, an avenue of food booths, and non-stop musical entertainment for the entire family.