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Western New York’s Premiere Balloon Company

Hot-air balloon rides over the Finger Lakes Wine Region,
Letchworth Park area and scenic locations
across Western New York

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Our Primary Launch Areas

From $260/person

Letchworth Park Area

Few locations rival the majesty of “The Grand Canyon of the East.” The Gorges of Letchworth Park are magnificent, and provide an excellent location for a memorable balloon ride. The view is spectacular, and the experience breathtaking!

Deer Run Winery

Located at the northwest end of Conesus Lake, Deer Run Winery offers the perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the “Little Lakes” region of upstate New York. From this site you have the best chance of actually flying over the lake; and you may even experience a splash ‘n dash.

Prior to the flight, enjoy the quiet front porch of the winery, browse the shop, soak in the beautiful evening; and for when your ride is done, you may even schedule your own special wine tasting.


We have several possible launch sites in Canandaigua, all of which offer an impressive view straight down Canandaigua Lake! We typically meet at the Mercy Flight station, located at the Canandaigua Airport, on Brickyard Rd.

Centrally located in the heart of the Finger Lakes, Canandaigua is home to CMAC, Roseland Water Park, the New York State Wine and Culinary Center, and great B&B’s, including the Chalet of Canandaigua.

Genesee River Valley

Launching from the National Warbird Museum at the Geneseo Airport puts you over the Genesee River Valley, providing a great view of the lazily winding Genesee River and surrounding fertile farm land. This is an excellent and scenic flying area, with few obstacles.

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Balloon Rides

With a home base near Rochester New York, Liberty Balloon Company offers hot air balloon ride packages near Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse, Niagara Frontier and the entire Finger Lakes Region of Western NY. This includes not only Canandaigua, Seneca, Keuka and all the lakes, but also the spectacular Letchworth State Park area.

Our pilots are among the most experienced in the entire region, and Liberty Balloon Company has an outstanding record for safety. Western New York has been our home for generations, and we look forward to sharing our love of ballooning and our state with everyone who steps into our gondola!

Help Me Book A Ride

Liberty Balloon Company offers training, tether events and parties, corporate promotions, wedding packages and school assembly programs—and Liberty Balloon Company is one of the few balloon operations in the country whose pilots and staff have extensive experience in each of these categories.

So whether you check a ride off your bucket list, or you want a specialized balloon program…allow Liberty Balloon Company to host your thrilling hot air balloon experience!

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May the winds welcome you with softness.
May the sun bless you with its warm hands.
May you fly so high and so well
that God joins you in laughter
and sets you gently back again
into the loving arms of Mother Earth.

The Balloonist’s Prayer | Origin Unknown

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“Once you travelled, the voyage never ends,
but is played out over and over again
in the quietest chambers. The mind
can never break off from the journey.”
Pat Conroy
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain