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Fabulous Fall Hikes

Here are 22 of our favorite trails in Monroe County.

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Mid-September through mid-November is the time for cool, scenic drives in the countryside and fun on our farms. Plus, enjoying seasonal activities that close for the winter, like our awe-inspiring gorge trails.

17 Hidden Places Around Rochester

Explore some of our hidden gems this week! There’s no time like the present to start checking some off these extraordinary places your list.

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Fall Foliage: 7 Breathtaking Views Near Rochester

These destinations offer colorful fall foliage and varied landscapes so you can appreciate them each in their own unique way.

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Paranormal Activities: Our 8 Favorite Haunts

There is something about October that peeks our interest in paranormal activities. These night trips explore the other side of Rochester!

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Autumn in Rochester

Scenic train rides, leaf-peeping, bird migrations and ghost walks happen only in autumn in Rochester–take advantage of them while you can!

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Gorge Trails Near Rochester

Gorge trails call out to us from their deep, dark, and cool caverns. If you haven’t already, check these spectacular trails off your list!

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24 Craft Breweries in Rochester and Monroe County

These Rochester craft breweries show off their newest and most popular creations while giving you a complete food experience.

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75+ Date Night Ideas Around Rochester in a Time of Social Distancing

COVID-19 has certainly put a damper on date night! These Rochester date Ideas will help you stay connected and avoid routine and isolation.

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4 Old Country Stores Around Rochester

When you walk into one of these old country stores, you feel like you are stepping back in time with aisles of old-fashioned toys, knickknacks and candies.

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132 Things to Do Around Rochester, NY

We’ve pulled together a list of fun and unique things to do around Rochester, NY within two hours of home—perfect for quick getaways.

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Future Day Trips

Start planning ahead for Holiday & Winter day trips from Rochester with our most popular topics.

6 Spectacular Christmas Lights Around Rochester

2019 Christmas lights around Rochester! These neighborhoods go all-out with extreme holiday lights to fill the season with joy. Show them some love!

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30 Winter Walks Around Rochester

These ideas for winter walks should motivate you to step outside for some fresh air and, with any luck, sunshine. So bundle up and get out there!

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Snow Sports: 6 Ways to Stay Active in Winter

Skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, skating, & snow tubing are great snow sports to shake the winter doldrums with exposure to fresh air and sun.

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Longer Getaways

Still within a two hour drive from Rochester, spend a few days really getting to know a new place. Enjoy everything it has to offer without rushing home before nightfall.

3-Day East Aurora Getaway

From Vidler’s to the Aurora Theatre to the Roycroft Arts & Crafts movement, the early 1900’s are alive and well on Main Street East Aurora!

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3-Day Skaneateles Getaway

The Village of Skaneateles is the perfect place to getaway and enjoy the pace of lake-life surrounded by unique boutiques and restaurants.

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3-Day Lewiston Getaway

Ranked as one of the “Top Ten Small Towns,” you’ll love a getaway in Lewiston, with its excellent shops, restaurants and Niagara River views.

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3-Day Letchworth Getaway

It’s easy to getaway to Letchworth for a few days! We’ll help you pick a few things to do each day and find a great place to sleep!

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Our mission is to inspire exploration, appreciation, preservation, and conservation of our natural and human communities. To that end, we seek out destinations within a two hour radius of Rochester, NY that foster a passion for both.

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COVID-19 NOTE: Some of the information you find in our articles may currently be inaccurate due to closures and cancellations.

Please follow the most current recommendations from the CDC and New York State for spending time away from your home. The great outdoors can provide a well needed respite & escape during stressful times. Please move quickly through parking lots, trail heads, and scenic areas. If crowded, choose a different park, trail, or time to visit. Please day trip responsibly.