Treehouse Closure for Sealing Floors and Ramps

The weather is starting to cool off, but before it gets too cold we need to protect the treehouse and its ramp so it remains in pristine condition for many seasons to come. Unfortunately that means we have to close the treehouse for a few days to seal the ramp and floors. We will begin cleaning and prepping on September 11, but the treehouse will be closed during the normal open hours of the 15, 16, and 17th of September. The treehouse will resume normal fall hours on September 23. Thank you for your patience.

Trail Improvements and Closures at For-Mar

A new water supply line for the Genesee County Drain Commission is being partially installed underground through For-Mar.  Staff is working closely with the contractors to ensure minimal disruption to the beauty and use of For-Mar as this takes place and to make certain that the property is returned to its natural state upon completion.  In return, some improvements are coming to For-Mar!  The gravel pathways through the center of the park are being re-graveled and leveled and the Potter Road entrance drive is being paved.  In order to do so, some temporary trail closures will take place.

Effective immediately, and until further notice, trails 17 thru 23 will be closed to the public due to the pipeline construction taking place in those areas. The week of August 14 thru 18, gravel work will be taking place on the interior gravel service roads at For-Mar.  During that time, roads will not be closed, but caution should be utilized around large trucks and other equipment.  All other roads and trails will remain open, with the exception of the previous listed trails.

We appreciate your patience during these projects and look forward to sharing the improved trails with all of you!

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 engine, and 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.


For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum Potter Road Entrance Closed

Visitors to For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum may notice construction equipment moving into place starting May 2 near the Potter Road entrance to the park.

The Genesee County Drain Commission will be performing some work along an existing easement within For-Mar over the coming weeks to install an underground water supply line. The Potter Road entrance to the park will remain closed until the work is complete.

Crews are coordinating their work closely with Genesee County Parks staff to ensure the protection of the environment at For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum. At the completion of the project, the Potter Road entrance drive back to the DeWaters Center will be paved to improve accessibility for park patrons.

When you visit For-Mar over the next few weeks please avoid areas under construction and obey all closure signs to ensure your safety.


Byram Lake Public Boat Launch

The Byram Lake Public Boat Launch is open only April 22 – April 30, 2017 & Oct. 7 – Oct. 15, 2017. 8am – sunset.