9835 Old State Road  |  Angelica NY 14709-8729  |  585-567-8100

Angelica, New York

Angelica village is nestled in the foothills of Allegany County. This small town has a population of 1000 friendly folks, people who cherish their small-town lifestyle, a unique blend of the past and present with a watchful eye on the future. Stroll their tree-lined streets, visit antique and country shops, rest a while in the Park and begin to understand why Angelicans call their home, "A Town Where History Lives." Visit their website for complete list of dining, shops and to down load a self-guided walking tour of this wonderful little village.

Distance from Jones Pond: 15 miles

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. The Genesee River roars through the gorge over three major waterfalls between cliffs--as high as 600 feet in some places--surrounded by lush forests. Hikers can choose among 66 miles of hiking trails. Trails are also available for horseback riding and biking. Letchworth offers nature, history and performing arts programs, guided walks, tours, a summer lecture series, whitewater rafting, kayaking, a pool for swimming and hot air ballooning.

Distance from Jones Pond: 22 miles

Finger Lakes Wine Country

Famous for its rolling vineyards and the flavors that come out of them, Finger Lakes Wine Country has been a wine lover's paradise for quite a while. But there's more to their story than just a lot of excellent wine. Take some time to delve into the history and culture of our region, and you'll realize that our roots extend far beyond those of the grapevines. Stop in their area visitor centers to learn about the charming towns and businesses that makeup Finger Lakes Wine Country. While you're there, receive personal recommendations from the knowledgeable staff. Let the friendly faces that staff the information centers help guide you.

Distance from Jones Pond: 60 miles

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino

Nestled among the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in the Southern Tier of New York State sits Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino. This full-service resort attracts more than 3 million visitors each year and offers world-class gaming and entertainment, fine and casual dining, a full-service spa and salon and 413 luxury hotel rooms -- all surrounded by incredible views of nature's beauty.

Distance from Jones Pond: 60 miles

Mount Morris, New York

Located in Livingston County, the Village of Mount Morris sits proudly at the northeastern entrance to Letchworth State Park which encompasses a scenic gorge and triple waterfall thanks to the Genesee River. Mt. Morris is filled with local eateries and ice cream shops! It is fun to eat and shop all on Main Street. They are a hot spot filled with antiques, unique crafts and candy! Plus explore a few secret local places only the locals seem to know about such as they Al Lorenz Livingston County Park, Mount Morris Dam & Recreation Area or take a walking tour and hit all the local history sites!

Distance from Jones Pond: 25 miles

Darien Lake Amusement Park

Darien Lake is New York's largest water & theme park with rides, thrills, coasters and live events. It features over 45 rides and attractions including thrill rides such as the Viper (the first roller coaster in the world to loop riders upside down five times) and the Tantrum, where riders will embark on a 98-foot vertical lift at a 90-degree angle -- straight up the coaster's first hill reaching speeds of 52 mph. The Darien Lake Water Park is located within the theme park and is open only a few months of the year.

Distance from Jones Pond: 52 miles

Cuba Cheese Shop

The Cuba Cheese Shoppe is nestled in the farmlands of southwestern New York State where cheese has been a principle product since the late 1800's. Cuba, at that time, was the "cheese center of the world." The cheese industry has been a part of this area for many generations. Cuba Cheese Shoppe New York State Cheddar is the finest New York State Cheddar available! Aged to perfection, their sharp, robust flavor of each aged cheddar is famous throughout the United States. After visiting the shoppe, take some time to explore Cuba, a vibrant and historic community located in beautiful Allegany County.

Distance from Jones Pond: 30 miles

Corning Museum of Glass

The Corning Museum of Glass cares for and displays the world's best collection of art and historical glass. When you visit, you'll see more than 3,500 years of history displayed in the Glass Collection Galleries, from the glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh to contemporary sculpture made in glass. You can learn about the science and technology behind innovations in glass through hands-on exhibits in our Innovation Center.

Distance from Jones Pond: 65 miles

Rochester, New York

From Rochester's wide ranging culinary scene to visiting one of the many festivals Rochester hosts or even stopping by the mall to explore a shopper's paradise, you're sure to find something to love! Known for its vast selection of activities and attractions, Rochester hosts nearly two million visitors each year. Downtown is alive with the sounds of jazz during the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival and is home to the renowned Eastman School of Music. With a rich history of civil rights, it shouldn't come as a shock that Rochester is among the most welcoming, LGBTQ-friendly metro areas in the U.S., ranked 11th in 2016's Gayest Cities in America by the Advocate.com.

Distance from Jones Pond: 65 miles

Buffalo-Niagara Area

The city of Buffalo has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, from a redeveloped waterfront and revitalized neighborhoods to a burgeoning craft beer scene and over $1 billion in new investment. Architecture buffs can visit seven Frank Lloyd Wright structures, stroll through Frederick Law Olmsted parks and stay in a grand hotel designed by the AIA's first female architect. Enjoy your afternoon with a Broadway show at Shea's Performing Arts Center or the evening with the Grammy Award-winning Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. Go shopping in trendy Elmwood Village or take in the scene at Canalside or Larkin Square. Or check out Niagara Falls. (Yes, THAT Niagara Falls!)

From festivals and events to restaurants, nature, recreation and nightlife you'll have plenty to choose from in Buffalo Niagara. And don't forget to enjoy some Buffalo wings, which were invented at the city's Anchor Bar.

Distance from Jones Pond: 70 miles

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