Genesee Belle Evening Cruises and Regular Cruises Canceled Until Further Notice

The Genesee Belle is currently experiencing some mechanical difficulties. There is now need to replace the diesel engines, and the the Genesee Belle will be out of service for repair until further notice. This means that regular Genesee Belle runs during summer operations at Crossroads Village and Friday and Sunday night evening cruises are canceled at this time until further notice. We are doing everything we can to finish the repairs and get the Genesee Belle back in service as quickly as possible, but at this time we do not have an estimated time for completion. Please continue to follow our facebook page for updates or check our park notices page on the website. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Summer cruises start on Saturday, May 27 until Monday September 4, 2017.

There’s a surprise waiting for you at the Village dock. It’s the beautiful Genesee Belle, a replica of the paddlewheel riverboats that were popular during the 1800’s. Take the 45-minute excursion around Mott Lake and enjoy cool breezes and scenic views of Bluebell Beach and the wooded shoreline . . . and maybe catch a glimpse of the great blue herons and other wildlife that call this area home. It’s there for you to enjoy throughout the summer – with lunch and evening cruises on the itinerary – and on weekends during Ghosts and Goodies in October. You can also charter the boat for meetings and special occasions (many happy couples have exchanged wedding vows on the Belle). The lower level is enclosed and climate-controlled for your comfort. For more information on private rentals, call the reservation office at 800.648.PARK, ext. 6 or visit our facility rentals page.


The Genesee Belle is the only Crossroads Village attraction that can be enjoyed without purchasing a ticket to the village. For special Friday and Sunday evening cruises the Genesee Belle will depart from the dock at Crossroads Village.

Every Friday and Sunday evening starting July 7, 2017 and ending September 1, 2017 at 7:00 pm. No advanced sales. Tickets go on sale at 6:00 pm.

Cruises may change due to weather conditions and private charters.


Take a break from the office and enjoy a relaxing fall lunch on the water. The Genesee Belle offers select lunch cruises on Wednesdays October 4 and October 18, 2017.

1-hour lunch cruise is $17.95 per person. These cruises will leave form the Crossroads Village docks. Reservations for lunch cruises must be booked no later than the Wednesday prior to departure (based on availability). Payment in full is due at the time of reservation. Call the reservation office at 810.736.7100 ext. 6 or 800.648.PARK or make a reservation online.