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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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Color-coded by distance from Center City

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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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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Planning Your Next Rochester Day Trip

We’re always researching new ideas for your next Rochester day trip. Filter our day trips by drive-time, direction, or season.

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Map Waterfalls

Waterfalls

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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Map of Rochester Holiday Lights

Christmas Lights

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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Map NYS Parks

New York State Parks within Two Hours of Rochester

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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Ice Cream Map

Top Ice Cream Shops

49 of the Best Ice Cream Shops Around Rochester

Ice cream, gelato, Italian ice, frozen yogurt, and custard—we love these shops’ outstanding atmosphere, taste, and innovation.

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Map Erie Canal

Erie Canal from Tonawanda to Lyons

Explore the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

The Erie Canal spans one hundred miles between Lockport and Clyde, with Rochester in the middle. Choose fifteen miles to explore for a great day trip.

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Map Lake Ontario Seaway Trail

Lake Ontario Seaway Trail

The Lake Ontario Seaway Trail

The Lake Ontario Seaway Trail runs along the southern Lake Ontario shoreline, from Fort Niagara in Youngstown to Fort Ontario in Oswego.

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9 Lake Ontario Lighthouses in New York

These lighthouses along Lake Ontario in New York are within a two-hour drive of Rochester. And where there’s a light there’s a sweeping view!

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Map Scenic Overlooks

Scenic Drives & Overlooks

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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Map Maple Syrup Weekend

Maple Syrup Farms

🍁 Maple Weekends: 10 Sweet Sugar Shacks Near Rochester

During Maple Weekends March 19-20 and 26-27, 2022, producers open their sugar shacks to celebrate the process of turning sap into syrup.

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Farms and Farmer’s Markets

Locally Grown Produce: Your Guide to Rochester’s Harvest Seasons

Find out which locally grown produce (fruits, vegetables, plants) are at their peak each month, and enjoy Rochester-area harvest festivals.

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Map City of Rochester Parks

City of Rochester Parks

23 City of Rochester Parks

Many of our City of Rochester parks have beginnings embedded in Rochester’s youth. Some were even designed by notable landscape architects.

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Map Genesee Riverway Trail

Genesee Riverway Trail

13 Places in the City of Rochester to Enjoy the Genesee River

At Genesee Valley Park, the Genesee River begins her journey through the city, racing over a dam and three waterfalls before emptying into Lake Ontario.

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Map of Sledding Hills

Sledding Hills

16 of the Best Sledding Hills Around Rochester

The great thing about sledding is that there are no barriers to entry, and Monroe County Parks have the best sledding hills around Rochester!

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Map Other Lakes

Other Great Lakes around Rochester

39 Other Great Lakes Near Rochester

Rochester is well-known for its 11 Finger Lakes and two beautiful Great Lakes. But there are even more fresh-water lakes to enjoy.

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Map of Highland Park

Highland Park

Highland Park in Rochester

Highland Park was designed by Olmsted to be enjoyed year-round. Every relationship between the land and water is intentional.

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Map Braddock Bay Complex

Braddock Bay

Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area

If you’re cruising on Edgemere along the ponds, or on the parkway near Manitou, you’re enjoying the Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area.

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Map Olmsted Parks Rochester

Olmsted Parks

Rochester’s Olmsted-Designed Parks

Rochester is fortunate to be one of a handful of American cities with a park system comprised of Frederick Law Olmsted-designed parks.

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Additional Google Maps

Shop Local

100+ Places to Shop Local, Rochester!

You don’t have to wait for Small Business Saturday to shop local! We have some incredibly talented individuals throughout the Rochester area.

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Hiking Trails

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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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, USA

Niagara Falls is beautiful year round. I highly recommend going at different times during the year to witness the uniqueness of each season.

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18 Discover Niagara Shuttle Stops

The Discover Niagara Shuttle is a 2-hour round-trip from any starting point if you’d like to simply enjoy the ride. Or, hop on and off.

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East Aurora

Explore East Aurora, NY

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

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Christmas Tree Farms

21 Christmas Tree Farms Around Rochester

One of the most popular holiday family traditions is searching for the perfect real Christmas tree on the farm and decorating it together.

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Monroe County Breweries

27 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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Lewiston

Explore Lewiston, NY

Ranked as one of the “Top Ten Small Towns,” spend a day in Lewiston, with its excellent shops, restaurants, and Niagara River views.

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Livingston County

Explore Livingston County

Take a drive through the Livingston County countryside to explore charming village Main Streets, historic districts, nature trails and lakes.

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Skaneateles

Explore Skaneateles, NY

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

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Rochester Railfans

Rochester Railfans

Rochester railfans are incredibly lucky that passionate preservationists before us saw the value in retaining structures we appreciate today.

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Routes 5 & 20

Explore Routes 5 & 20

Routes 5 & 20 is a 67-mile stretch of scenic highway where NY-5 & US-20 converge, following an ancient foot trail of the region’s first people.

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Our 11 Finger Lakes

Explore the Finger Lakes Region

The Finger Lakes Region is one of the most beautiful places on earth and right in our backyard! It is easy to get out there and explore.

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Day Trips within 30 Minutes

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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Monroe County Libraries

31 Monroe County Libraries

A free library card allows you to access 31 Monroe County libraries, including Central Library and Libby, the digital library.

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Debi Bower, Day Trips Around Rochester NY

Author Debi Bower is the Founder and Creative Director for Day Trips Around Rochester, NY.

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