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Welcome to Darien, NY


The town of Darien is in the southwest corner of Genesee County, southwest of Batavia and bordered by Erie County to the west and Wyoming County to the south. The big attractions here are Darien Lake State Park and Darien Lake Theme Park, the largest theme park in the state. Visitors flock from all over the region to take in the rides, water slides, and concerts held at the theme park and its performing arts center each summer. The state park has 1,800 acres of woodlands and meadows, a 12-acre man-made lake for boating, swimming and fishing, and 158 campsites.


Darien has a few stores and family-type restaurants that cater to the amusement park crowd. For more shopping, residents head to Batavia, a quick 13-mile trip, where you’ll find stores such as Walmart, Kmart, Sears and Target. For groceries, Attica is less than five miles away and offers a Top’s Friendly markets supermarket. The closest hospital is United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia. 

Recreation & Entertainment

The theme park, again, is one of the most popular attractions in the region, with dozens of amusement rides, water slides, shows and concerts at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. The state park is quieter, with camping, boating, fishing, hiking and a lovely beach. Being a rural area, hunting, golfing and snowmobiling are other popular activities. A rather unique attraction is Triple B’s Alpaca Farm, where visitors can view or pet alpacas and buy goods made from alpaca fur.

Transportation & Traffic

Route 20 passes through the town and intersects Route 77 at Darien Center. Route 33 crosses the northwest corner of Darien.

Pros & Cons

Country living, wide-open spaces and a world-class amusement park in your back yard are big draws. You’re close to both Buffalo and Rochester. Traffic can get very heavy near the theme park, particularly when big-name acts are at the performing arts center.

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