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!
You won’t see me in many pictures. I don’t usually take many with me in the frame, but I do have a few.
Over the years, I’ve captured more feet-selfies along my travels. I call the series, Walking on the Surface of Life. And yes, I’ve basically had the same shoes for a very long time! Between the Sketchers, the Tevas, and my snow boots, I’m all set.
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.