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

Passport to Nature: Forests

For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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    July
    06

    Keep Genesee County Beautiful: Habitats Were Homes

    Kearsley Park
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sat,
    July
    06

    Huckleberry Playtime

    Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun,
    July
    07

    Applied Awareness™ Nature-Based Meditation

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Sun,
    July
    07

    Keep Genesee County Beautiful: Walk With Ease

    Max Brandon Park (Pavilion 1)
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • Mon,
    July
    08

    Animal Pose Yoga

    For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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  • Mon,
    July
    08

    For-Mar On The Road Nature-Respect our Resources

    Buell Lake County Park, Pavilion 1
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Mon,
    July
    08

    Wings and Things: Owls

    E.A. Cummings Event Center; meet by the For-Mar Turtle Mobile
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Mon,
    July
    08
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