Your Guide to Canal Towns in Rochester, NY

Do you know the history of the Erie Canal? Well, if not, no worries! Here’s a quick recap: The Erie Canal literally opened up the western United States to expansion in 1825 when the canal was built and Rochester became the country's first "boomtown." The Erie Canal is credited for creating New York…

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5 Ways to Opt Outside in Rochester in the Summer

There are so many fantastic ways to spend time outside in Rochester in the summer! Since the season is shorter, locals and tourists alike are always ambitiously aiming to get the most out of it. Here are our top five ways to opt outside in Rochester this summer: 1. Learn something new and get…

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Things To Do In Rochester, NY This June

Summer brings out the best Rochester, NY has to offer. With picture perfect weather and festival season in full swing, there’s plenty to do around Rochester this June! We've pulled together the following list of just some of the top events and limitless activities you won't want to miss when you…

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On The Water in Rochester, NY

Rochester, NY has a reputation as an industrial and enterprising city, but many don’t know that it’s also surrounded by clear, cool waters and outdoor playgrounds. In fact, its proximity to water is what made Rochester a boomtown – largely thanks to the mule-drawn canal boats that transported goods…

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15 Things to Do this Spring in Rochester, NY

Spring is an exciting time to visit Rochester, NY, otherwise known as the Flower City. Read on for our list of things to do this spring when you visit Rochester. Take a Hike The weather is warming up, and with more than 12,000 acres of parkland in Monroe County, there is no limit to parks and…

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Best Spots to see Flowers in the Flower City

If you're a flower lover in the Flower City, spring and summer are the perfect times to stop and smell the roses (and lilacs and more!), literally. Explore these Rochester destinations for the perfect view of what's in bloom this season. Highland Park Well known for its annual Lilac Festival, the…

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Roc the Riverway in Rochester, NY

ROC the Riverway is an exciting new initiative in Rochester, NY to expand the use of the Genesee River and better leverage the value of Rochester’s riverfront. This project consists of more than two dozen projects, including the completion of the Genesee Riverway Trail along the riverfront through…

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Outdoor Winter Dining Guide

As the temperature drops, Rochester restaurants are heating up with creative and unique outdoor dining options that embrace our city's snowy climate. Farmer's Creekside Inn & Tavern Locally Sourced Food For A True Farm To Table Dining Experience Dine under the stars while staying cozy and…

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Take a Winter Walk in Rochester, NY

This winter we are going to double down on our efforts to spend time outside enjoying the natural beauty of Greater Rochester and the Finger Lakes. Enjoy time outdoors – no matter the weather – and take in the fresh air in Rochester. Read on for our favorite local spots to take a winter walk…

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50 Things To Do This Winter

The list of things to do in Rochester this winter can be limitless! We’ve pulled together 50 activities that will keep you busy this season including outdoor and indoor activities, special events and so much more. If you plan to visit specific locations, please be sure to check directly with those…

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