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Things To Do This Summer In Rochester, NY

Thursday, July 23, 2020 12:00 PM by Visit Rochester Staff

Rochester, NY is filled with activities that will get you out of the house and safely exploring this summer. Check out this list of 31 things to do and to add to your summer bucket list. 

1. Take A Cruise On The Erie Canal

Colonial Belle + Sam Patch Tour Boat

2. Hike A Nature Trail

Cumming Nature Center | Genesee Country Village & Museum Nature Center |  Rochester + Monroe County Parks

3. Visit A Farmer's Market

City of Rochester Public Market

4. Go To The Beach

Durand Eastman Beach | Hamlin Beach State Park |  Ontario Beach Park 

5. Take a Frederick Douglass Self-Guided Tour

No Soil Better Tour

6. Visit The Zoo

Seneca Park Zoo

7. Get Ice Cream

Abbott's Frozen Custard | Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream 

8. Explore The Home Of One The World’s Greatest Revolutionaries 

Susan B. Anthony Museum & House

9. Tackle Aerial Adventures + Zip Lining

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures

10. Visit Your Favorite Winery, Brewery, or Distillery 

Casa Larga Vineyards | Deer Run WineryLiving Roots Wine & Co. 

Fairport Brewing Company | Genesee Brew HouseRoc Brewing Co. | Rohrbach Brewing Company | Sager Beer Works | Young Lion Brewing 

Black Button Distilling | Iron Smoke Distillery

11. Step Back In Time

Genesee Country Village & Museum

12. Take An Educational Class—Virtually 

Rochester Brainery 

13. Spend A Day All About Play

The Strong Museum

14. See The Stars

Strasenburgh Planetarium | Rochester Museum & Science Center

15. Explore Rochester's Public Art Scene

Top Spots for Public Art

16. Learn About Seneca History & Culture

Ganondagan State Historic Site

17. Explore The World’s Oldest Museum Dedicated To Photography & Film 

George Eastman Museum

18. Bike One Of Rochester’s Scenic Trails 

Best Trails For Biking 

19. Enjoy A Takeout Picnic Or Patio Meal For Your Favorite Restaurant 

Outdoor Dining Guide 

20. Immerse Yourself In 5,000 Years Of Art History 

Memorial Art Gallery

21. Cycle & Pedal On A Pontoon Boat On The Genesee River 

Rochester Pedal Tours 

22. Shop Until You Drop 

Malls | Boutiques | Speciality Shops 

23. Take An Outdoor Fitness Class 

Compass Cycle & Flow 

24. Hit The Golf Course 

8 Golf Courses To Play Now 

25. Visit A Local Farm 

Kettle Ridge Farm | Long Acre Farms | Stokoe Farms | Wickham Farms

26. Get On The Water

Erie Canal | Finger Lakes | Lake Ontario 

27. Explore Popular Gardens 

Garden Itinerary Ideas

28. Visit High Falls—96 ft. Water Fall In City 

High Falls 

29. Go Fishing 

Fishing Guide 

30. Explore The Region With A Family-Friendly Scavenger Hunt 

Scavenger Hunt Activity Boards 

31. Attend A Dive-In Movie 

ROC’N Drive-In @ Frontier Field | Milestone Movies 

Author: Visit Rochester Staff

Visit Rochester staff share the inside scoop on Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.