Debi Bower

Debi Bower

I’ve lived in Rochester my whole life (40+ years) with my husband and two daughters. By weekday, I am a digital designer in marketing for Wegmans. By weekend, I am a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special. I prefer to take the slow roads and eat at family diners in small towns throughout the Genesee, Finger Lakes, Niagara and Allegany regions. And I love to make plans and change them as I go, discovering new places along the way.

Over the past 20+ years, I’ve been vigorously researching unique places to explore. I’d amassed long lists of interesting places I’d found in books, blogs, and Instagram, plus state, county and city tourism brochures.

This site, Day Trips Around Rochester, is a collection and continuous curation of destinations around Rochester. I’m excited to share this with you, so please subscribe to our email! Periodically, we’ll let you know what’s trending, what’s new, and what’s interesting.

I’m always looking for new ideas and perspectives—please reach out anytime!

Debi Bower - Owner of Day Trips Around Rochester
Debi Bower – Owner of Day Trips Around Rochester

COVID-19 NOTE: 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 and locally—seek solitude!