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Explore Mount Morris, NY

Mount Morris is the northern gateway village to Letchworth State Park. Find great places to eat and shop along Main Street, also connected to the Genesee Greenway Trail.

Table of Contents:

  1. Shops & Restaurants
  2. History
  3. Natural Areas

LivCo Walls

Livingston County Inspirations Trail
Photo from inspirationstrail.com

2022 Mural Festival

Sat, July 9 – Avon, Caledonia, Lima

Sat, July 16 – Geneseo, Leicester, Livonia

Sat, July 23 – Dansville, Mount Morris, Nunda

Village Shops & Restaurants

If there was a Main Street, USA Cinderella story, it’s living a happy ending—rather, a new beginning—here in Mount Morris!

In 2007, Greg O’Connell—a retired NYC police detective, ’64 SUNY Geneseo alum, and successful real estate developer—came back to Mount Morris, purchasing and restoring 19 buildings along Main Street. Mr. O’Connell doesn’t intend to flip the buildings. He’s in it for the long-haul to help grow the economy. He has invested time, money, and business-sense into reviving the community and it shows!

Boriken Charred
Borikén and Charred
Main St art
Allegiance Antiques

Shops

Trailside Treasures

Wendy’s Pantry

Allegiance Antiques

Country Gentleman Antiques

T Maimone Antiques

Carvings & More

Lamplighter Ministries

Restaurants

Country Mouse Tea Room

Zeppo’s Ice Cream Parlor

Suzea’s Gluten Free Cafe

Borikén

Questa Lasagna

Charred

Plus Brian’s USA Diner just outside the village past the Letchworth State Park

Mount Morris History

Mount Morris
The Pledge of Allegiance

The Pledge of Allegiance

Mount Morris is the birthplace of Francis Bellamy, author Of “The Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag”. On the corner of Main & Chapel Streets you’ll find this incredibly-detailed mural by Rochester’s own Shawn Dunwoody.

A 6-foot black bear also stands on the corner as a welcome to the Letchworth region. The bear was carved by James Link, and more of his work can be found right across the street at Carvings & More.

Natural Areas

Livingston County Al Lorenz Park
Al Lorenz Park Mount Morris
Al Lorenz Park Mount Morris Pine Grove
Al Lorenz Park Mount Morris
Al Lorenz Park in Mount Morris

Al Lorenz Park

Located just across the Genesee River from the Mount Morris entrance to Letchworth park, Al Lorenz is a hidden gem! Tucked down into the river valley, it offers a variety of walking paths, water elements, and diversity of trees, including an extraordinary pine grove.

Mount Morris Dam
Mount Morris Dam visitor center
Mount Morris Dam interpretive sign
Letchworth Mount Morris Dam
Mount Morris Dam

Mount Morris Dam

Before the dam was constructed, vicious floods ravaged river-side communities downstream, including the City of Rochester. We’re so thankful it exists today!

Letchworth-State-Park-Wolf-Creek-bridge
Wolf Creek
Portage Trail 6
Portage Trail 6
Gardeau Overlook

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth is a massive park, with plenty of places to enjoy away from high-traffic areas like Middle Falls. Look at the trail maps for secluded spots on both sides of the Genesee!

Try a hike along the Portage Trail #6 on the east side, or on the Letchworth branch of the Finger Lakes Trail, with multiple trail heads along River Road between Mount Morris and Portage.

On the west side of the river there are trail heads all along Park Road, and spots less frequented north of the Castile entrance, like Wolf Creek and the beautiful Gardeau Overlook.

Around Mount Morris

While you’re driving around, check out some of these historic places nestled in the beautiful countryside.

Daniel Shays grave site Scottsburg Sparta
Daniel Shays grave site

Scottsburg

Daniel Shays, of Shays Rebellion, settled in Livingston County after 1788. You’ll find his final resting place in the small, rural Union Cemetery in Scottsburg.

American Rock Salt
American Rock Salt

Fun Mount Morris Fact

American Rock Salt is the largest operating salt mine in the United States. Established in 1997, this underground salt mine is the only one built in the United States in the last 40 years.

Livingston County Veterans Monument
Livingston County Veterans Monument
Livingston County Veterans Monument
Livingston County Veterans Monument
Livingston County Veterans Monument

Livingston County Veterans Monument

You’ll find 250 metal poppies at the Livingston County Veterans Monument constructed at the county’s Hampton’s Corners Complex located just south of Geneseo off NY-63.

Williamsburgh
Williamsburgh, 1st settlement in Livingston County
Grave of William Fitzhugh founder of Rochester
William Fitzhugh
Williamsburg Cemetery
Grave of Charles Carroll founder of Rochester
Charles Carroll
Williamsburg Cemetery

Groveland

Williamsburgh, in the Town of Groveland, was the original settlement in Livingston County after the American Revolution. Today there is a cemetery on the historic site overlooking the American Rock Salt mine.

In this cemetery are the final resting places of two of Rochester’s founding fathers—Major Charles Carroll and Colonel William Fitzhugh—along with their extended families.

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Where is your favorite place to visit in Mount Morris?

Please share your thoughts and stories with us in the comments. Your insight and experience are invaluable!

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  1. Lamplighter Ministries on State St. Have you seen the bindery where they make books right there? We had the opportunity to see first hand how they make a book from start to finish and how they record the audio dramas in the recording studio. Pretty cool stuff for a free tour!

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