Day Trips around Rochester

About Day Trips Around Rochester, NY

Day Trips around Rochester

Day Trips Around Rochester, NY—a digital resource for local travel inspiration—focuses on exploring communities and places of interest that are within two-hours of Rochester. Debi Bower is the founder and Chief Content Officer for Day Trips Around Rochester, NY.

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Inspiration for your day trips

Find hundreds of fun and unique things to do around Rochester, NY within two hours of home—perfect for a spontaneous day trip or three-day getaway.

Use our themed guides and maps to easily plan memorable adventures all year long. Some of our most popular include:

132 Things to Do Around Rochester

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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60 Day Trips within 30 Minutes of Rochester

Sometimes you just need a fun, spontaneous adventure or quick getaway to refresh your day. Try one of these day trips within 30 minutes of Rochester.

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22 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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49 New York State Parks Within a 2-hour Drive of Rochester

Venture into one of these New York State Parks within a two-hour drive of Rochester and discover what makes them unique.

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42 Quirky Roadside Attractions

Have fun finding these quirky roadside attractions—shoe trees, a skeleton army, a metal dragon, a shark girl—within two hours of home.

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Day Trip Maps

Use our curated Google Maps to help you locate the best waterfalls, ice cream shops, farm markets, sledding hills, Christmas lights and more.

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Our 4 Favorite Extreme Christmas Lights Around Rochester: 2022 Edition

Enjoy our four favorite extreme Christmas lights, plus 100+ more extraordinary Rochester-area homes and holiday-themed events.

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Transcending Places

Rather than an escape, I think of these as transcending places that encourage us to transcend space, time, and state of mind.

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74 Hiking Trails Around Rochester

Less traveled than in our parks, these hiking trails around Rochester offer a secluded and rustic area to immerse yourself in nature.

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26 Roadside Waterfalls Near Rochester

Impressive waterfalls are not all buried in dark ravines accessible only by difficult trails. For many, you don’t need to leave your car.

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Guided Walks and Tours Around Rochester, NY

Local experts who highlight the rich history, geology, ecology, and community of the greater Rochester region lead these guided walks.

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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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