Each week, I Heart ROC (a Rochester-based blog) interviews locals who love living and working in Rochester. Here’s a roundup of their top recommendations for wintry fun in Rochester!

1. Check out the Rochester Curling Club! There’s a whole community here in Rochester. – Chris Lindstrom

Rochester Curling Club

2. Get out there—whether it’s snowshoeing, skiing, or fat biking—opting outside in the winter makes a huge difference. Cobb's Hill Park is a great spot for cross country skiing! – Brandon Vulaj

Brandon & Diana Vulaj-East Ave Skiers

3. Visit Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park. It’s only $3 for adults and free for kids 0-5! – Eric Wilder

Rochester Zen Garden

4. Take a class in something new! “Last winter I took an all-day class…at the Rochester Zen Center. Learning meditation techniques through their class was [great].” – Elise Miklich

Rochester Zen Center

5. Go snowboarding! “I try to get to the mountain as much as possible.” – Renee Heininger

Three skiing kids from Swain Resort in the Rochester, NY Region

6. Find a cozy spot to grab a drink. “I love drinking mead at the Old Toad in the winter.” – Nicole Milano

Beer at New York Wine & Culinary Center

7. Check out a play! There’s tons of great theatre in Rochester. “I could see a show every day of the week if I wanted to!” Check out Geva, the MUCCC, RBTL, and so many more. – Abby DeVuyst  

actors on stage at Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY

8. Visit one of our awesome area museums. “Spending the day indoors at the Memorial Art Gallery or another amazing local cultural institution always helps.” – Paige Doerner

Memorial Art Gallery

Whether you opt for an indoors or outdoors activity, we hope you enjoy your wintry visit to Rochester!

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These winter recommendations originally appeared on I Heart ROC. For the latest stories and interviews from the Rochester community, visit www.iheartroc.com.