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==Other destinations==
==Other destinations==
*[[Point Breeze]] — the mouth of the Oak Orchard River
*[[Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge]] — also known as the swamp
*[[Lakeside Beach State Park]] — fun in the sun
*[[Lakeside Beach State Park]] — fun in the sun
*[[Point Breeze]] — the mouth of the Oak Orchard River
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==Get around==
==Get around==
[[Image:Map - Orleans County NY.png|400px|right|thumb|Map of the county]]

Revision as of 20:29, 5 June 2011

The Cobblestone Church in Childs is the centerpiece of the Cobblestone Historic District.

Orleans County [1] is in the Niagara Frontier region of New York.


Villages and hamlets

  • Albion — the county seat and largest village, home to Historic Courthouse Square and Mount Albion
  • Childs — a tiny hamlet with an excellent restaurant and the Cobblestone Museum
  • Holley
  • Kendall
  • Lyndonville
  • Medina
  • Waterport — fishing and boating on Lake Alice

Other destinations


Orleans County is largely rural, comprising mainly farmland and light forest (the "Oak Orchards" commemorated in so many place names throughout the area), dotted with a few villages and hamlets. There may not be much to do in any one location, but the county as a whole offers a variety of recreational and historical attractions, all within easy driving distance of each other.

The county owes much of its tourism to the Erie Canal, which runs east-west through several communities, and to Lake Ontario, which lies to the north.

Albion, the county seat, is located close to the middle of the county, and it makes a great jumping-off point for day trips. Albion and Medina are the largest villages; both have quaint 19th-century canalside downtowns, with light commercial strips farther out. The other villages and hamlets are much smaller but have a number of hidden gems.


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Map of the county




Lake Alice in Waterport is a popular place for fishing and boating.



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