Debi Bower

Meet Debi Bower, Owner of Day Trips Around Rochester, NY

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.

Find me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, as well as LinkedIn if you’re looking for part-time or contract Web Designer or Social Marketing Manager for your small business.

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

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.

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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.

Wickham lavender
Oatka Creek
Stony Brook
strawberry picking
Memorial Art Gallery
City of Rochester
Revelry
Highland Park
Chimney Bluffs
powder mills autumn leaves
stay six feet apart
Penn Dixie
Planetarium
East Aurora
Genesee Riverway Trail
Watkins Glen Farm Sanctuary
national park service
Rochester Logo
Lamberton
Durand Eastman hike
snow
Ganondagan
MacKenzie Childs
winter hike Letchworth
El Camino
Vidlers
Grimes Glen
social distancing
Ithaca planet walk
color run
Lucy
NOTA
pedal tour

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.