Car-free day trips from Rochester let everyone enjoy the journey and the destination! Find engaging activities in destinations like NYC, Buffalo, Syracuse, Toronto, Adirondacks, Thousand Islands, Finger Lakes, Corning, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Chautauqua.
Take a closer look at these Rochester citizen science opportunities and see how you can get involved! “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, dedicated citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Many of our City of Rochester parks have beginnings embedded in Rochester’s youth. Some were designed by (and later inspired by) notable landscape architects such as Frederick Law Olmsted and Lawrence Halprin.
The Memorial Art Gallery Story Walk runs along Goodman St between University Ave. and Anderson Ave. It includes Rochester stories, memoirs, and family histories from community members. Continue around the corner along University Ave to listen to poems like Hurry by Marie Howe.
Irondequoit Creek meanders through Ellison Park on its way to Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario, offering visitors year-round fishing and non-motorized boating opportunities.
Concerts, events, and festivals at Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Park at Manhattan Square are organized more frequently now, and the cascades behind the stage will make for a beautiful backdrop.