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 evening cruises the Genesee Belle will depart from the dock at Crossroads Village.

No advanced sales. Tickets go on sale at 6:00 pm.

The Genesee Belle departs Sunday’s at 7:00pm between July 7-September 1.

Adults or Children: $7.00

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  select Wednesdays, departing at noon.

The cruises will be held on October 9 and 23. The cost is $23.95 per person, this includes lunch. All fees are non-refundable regardless of weather. Lunch will be served aboard the Genesee Belle while docked if weather does not permit the Genesee Belle to depart.

These 1 hour cruises will leave from the Crossroads Village docks. Reservations for lunch cruises must be booked no later than the Wednesday prior to departure (based on availability). Call the reservation office at 810.736.7100 ext. 6 or 800.648.PARK or make a reservation online.