Gold Rush Weekend

Calling all kids! On July 14 and 15, your mini-miners can have fun panning for gold at the Crossroads Village mining camp and then trade some of their “treasure” for take-home items at the Crossroads Village Trading Post.

Many of the Village tradespeople, such as our barber and the Village blacksmith, will also be on hand to demonstrate 19th century professions that were essential to the lives of villagers.

Grownups, there is plenty for you and your children to do together, too.

  • Visit the historic homes and shop in the Village that were moved here from around Genesee County.
  • Take a spin on the beautifully restored Parker-designed Carousel, and view the Village from the top of Parker’s 1910 Superior Wheel. Crossroads Village is the only place in the world where you can experience two of Parker’s remarkable amusement rides side-by-side and still in operation!
  • Pack a picnic or enjoy everything from snacks to full meals at dining options right in the Village.
  • Panning for gold

Round out your day with a ride through the countryside on the Huckleberry Railroad and a cruise around Mott Lake on the Genesee Belle.

The Village is open on both days from 10 am to 5 pm. Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance. Parking, as always, is FREE.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Stewardship Team

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Sat,
    May
    02

    Nature Discovery: Things with Wings

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Sat,
    May
    02

    Kids Painting in Nature – Raccoon

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sat,
    May
    02

    Passport to Nature: Prairies

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Sat,
    May
    02

    Backyard Science: Frog and Toad Survey

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Sat,
    May
    02

    13th Annual Slimy Salamander Stomp

    Stanley Road Tubes Fishing Site
    2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Sun,
    May
    03

    Free Field Trip:  Voyageur Canoeing & Fishing 

    Bluegill Boat Launch
    9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Mon,
    May
    04

    Free Field Trip:  Voyageur Canoeing & Fishing 

    Bluegill Boat Launch
    9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Tue,
    May
    05
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