This page was set up to introduce you to the area surrounding Silverlaken.

Upon request,  your host will be happy to curate some itineraries for what to see, do, eat and drink nearby during the specific dates of your visit. But here are some links to get you started.

The vast majority of the items listed below are less than a 10 minute drive from the Estate!

There is also no shortage of things to do right here at Silverlaken.  Click this link to learn about all the activities on the Silverlaken Estate.

Letchworth State Park: Middle Falls
Letchworth State Park: Middle Falls

Silverlaken is just minutes away from Letchworth State Park– “The Grand Canyon of the East” as they call it. The park was ranked the #1 State park in the entire USA!

General information:

Trail maps: for guided tours & gear in and around Letchworth and the Genesee Valley.

Families will particularly enjoy the Humphrey Nature Center. Be sure to check out the schedule for their lecture series and the nature walks via this link.

Only the locals know!  When the water level is just right, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rock formation called “The Chief”, hidden in Middle Falls.
Only the locals know!  When the water level is just right, you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a rock formation called “The Chief”, hidden in Middle Falls.

Perry NY: “A Village That’s Still A Village”

Village of Perry: Letchworth's Main Street
Village of Perry: Letchworth's Main Street

The Village of Perry is home to a brewerywine barcheese factorydrive-in theater, and various dining establishments.  Perry has A LOT going on for a small town with more cows than people:  performance art, galleries, comedy shows, farmers markets, athletic events, festivals, stock car racing, fishing derbies…to name a few.  Check out

Hidden Gem in Perry: Art & Architecture – The Perry Public Library is not only a well-preserved Carnegie library (2509 were built with money donated by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie between 1883 and 1929) but it is also houses (the tiny yet impressive) Stowell-Wiles Art Gallery featuring over 40 oil painting by Lemuel M. Wiles (1826-1905), a Perry native of the famed Hudson River School of landscape painters.

A Rural Art Scene on the Rise: In Perry you will find the main gallery of the Arts Council for Wyoming County. They organize the annual Letchworth Arts & Crafts Festival in the Fall as well as smaller events during the year.  Check out to learn about the latest events organized by his team at Theatre@37. These are the folks that produce an award-winning Shakespeare Troupe, host stand up comedy events and even bring the NY State Puppet Festival to Perry each year.


Wyoming County: “More Cows Than People”

A great resource for experiences, dining and events at the county wide level – .  Check out this short welcome video, created by the Chamber of Commerce to get a feel for all the county has to offer.

Food & Beverage: Where to Eat Near Silverlaken?

The Charcoal Corral offers mini golf, drive in theater, ice cream parlor and other various family friendly activities- for details and schedule of events check out Hidden Gem:  Behind screen #2 at the drive-in theater you will find a pasture where the cows come over to greet you.

cows at the drive in

Daryl’s Pizza –  Award winning buffalo wings!  When you order delivery, be sure to let them know which building you are staying in at Silverlaken.

The Lumber Yard Restaurant, also in Perry, is our favorite steakhouse with excellent seafood and a classic soup-n-salad bar.  The historic timber frame building (once a saw mill) houses the restaurant, a full bar and rooms for special events upstairs.  Visit 

John and Sarah’s Diner – located a few miles from Silverlaken, this diner in Perry is famous for their large portions and is a great place to grab breakfast before heading into Letchworth State Park for a hike.

Ration Wine Bar and the Silver Lake Brewing Project are popular stops for guests at Silverlaken. The wine bar also offers light meals and hosts events such as wine tastings and farm-to-table dinners.  The community owned micro brewery has a wide range of beers on tap.  They are located a block apart from each other in downtown Perry.


Letchworth Valley Picnics


Luxury pop up picnics at unique locations in and around Letchworth State Park.  Book your picnic, arrive at your location, enjoy your picnic.


The nearest Wegmans is about 30 minutes away in Geneseo.  Warsaw has a Tops market and is about 15 minutes away.  Locally, you will find the Perry Marketplace is a basic, but friendly, grocery store located just a few miles from the cottage and has amazing donuts made fresh daily; arrive early to ensure you get your pick!

Sunday Church Service

Join us at the First Congregation Church of Perry Center; Pastor Eric is also the lead singer in a local party band and Sunday worship is filled with great music & inspiration. Learn more about the friendliest church in Wyoming County on Facebook at “First Congregational Church of Perry Center

Unique/Local Gifts and Souvenirs

Butter Meat Co.  (featured in this Bloomberg article) Curated cuts of beef with flavors, the likes of which you have not yet experienced.

Castile Cider Mill  Freshly pressed cider and apple products since 1945.  Check out their tasting room for hard cider.

Buried Barrel Hard Cider also offers small batch, craft, hard cider in our area.

East Hill Creamery  Grass Fed, Artisan Cheese. Cheese Factory & Chalet.

Loch Life: Silver Lake and Letchworth Branded Clothing & Gear.  Located in downtown Perry.

Books & Fields is full of pre-enjoyed books for the enthusiastic reader or discerning collector.

The Arts Council for Wyoming County, based in Perry, has a gift store featuring the work of local artists.

Private Coca-Cola Collection now open to the public

Check out the “Coca Cola Barn”, a private museum overlooking Silver Lake. Thousands of Coca Cola memorabilia on display. Small snack bar on site. Located at 3872 Sowerby Road
Silver Springs, NY 14550. About 5 minutes from Silverlaken. Call David Phillips at 585-507-9553 to set up a visit. Small groups welcome!

Kid Friendly Places

Perry Public Park & Splash Pad ( 6 min (3.6 mi) drive from Silverlaken, located near the north end of Silver Lake as you enter the Village of Perry; the splash pad, jungle gym and kid’s castle are a big hit with the little ones. The park also offers nice tennis and basketball courts!

Splash Pad, Sponsored by the Perry Rotary Club, at the Village Park
Splash Pad, Sponsored by the Perry Rotary Club, at the Village Park
Playground at the Village Park
Playground at the Village Park

Prehistoric World ( 8 min (4.1 mi) drive from Silverlaken, located in downtown Perry. Visitors can interact with reptiles and enjoy dinosaur themed activities.

Perry Public Beach 8 min (4.1 mi) drive from Silverlaken, located on Walker Road at the North East end of Silver Lake. Free access to the water. No lifeguard- swim at own risk.  New pavilion overlooking the lake.  Bring a blanket and have a lakeside picnic.