Rochester area parks: Stony Brook State Park waterfall cover

Day Trips From Rochester (121-132)

We’ve pulled together a list of fun things to do around Rochester for adults and families within two hours of home–perfect for quick getaways.

Public Gardens Around Rochester: MacKenzie Childs
MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora on Cayuga Lake

121. MacKenzie-Childs in Aurora

The grounds at MacKenzie-Childs headquarters in Aurora are open to the public. They offer free, guided Second-Empire Farmhouse tours throughout the day.


Scenic Keuka Lake Views Barrington Cellars
Barrington Cellars

122. 7 Wineries with Scenic Keuka Lake Views

There are sophisticated publications out there dedicated to the intricacies of wineries, vineyards, cellars, and tasting rooms in the Finger Lakes Region. Our priority is simply to show you which ones have the most spectacular scenic Keuka Lake views!


Skaneateles Lakes Dickens Christmas
Skaneateles Dickens Christmas

123. Skaneateles Dickens Christmas

My favorite time to visit Skaneateles starts the day after Thanksgiving when the little lakeside town kicks off their annual Skaneateles Dickens Christmas.


Oatka Creek in LeRoy

124. 25 Incredible Creeks

These creeks around Rochester impact us in such subtle ways they sometimes disappear into the background of our lives. Our creeks provide us with opportunities for recreation and relaxation.


Letchworth State Park NY Inspiration Point
Inspiration Point at Letchworth

125. 10 Best New York Attractions

Seven of the Top 10 Best New York Attractions are excellent day trips from Rochester! If you’re ambitious, though, NYC can be a day trip, too.


Eternal Flame Trail Chestnut Ridge Park Buffalo
Eternal Flame Trail in Chestnut Ridge Park

126. Eternal Flame Hiking Trail

When you reach the Eternal Flame, sheltered in a tiny cave under a beautiful little waterfall, you’ll find it is a fascinating reward for all of your hard work.


Things to do around Rochester NY: Albright-Knox Art Gallery Buffalo

127. Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Pick a beautiful day to visit Albright-Knox so you can explore the grounds outside, along with Delaware Park in the museum’s backyard.


Robert H Treman State Park
Robert H Treman

128. 49 New York State Parks Within a 2-hour Drive of Rochester

Venture into one of these New York State Parks within a 2-hour drive of Rochester and discover what makes them each unique!


Car-Free Day Trips from Rochester New York City

129. Car-Free Day Trips

Car-free day trips from Rochester let everyone enjoy the journey and the destination! Find engaging activities in destinations like NYC, Buffalo, Syracuse, Toronto, Adirondacks, Thousand Islands, Finger Lakes, Corning, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Chautauqua.


Cobbs Hill Washington Grove water towers
Cobbs Hill Water Tower

130. Cobbs Hill and Washington Grove

The view from Cobbs Hill, the quiet, the breeze, the friendly nature of people walking and taking it all in—there’s nothing quite like it in Rochester.


Endicar Irondequoit neighborhood holiday lights giraffe
Endicar Drive in Irondequoit

131. Holiday Spirit

Rochester has plenty of ways to help you connect with your inner holiday spirit! Enjoy the stories, traditions, and experiences this season has to offer.


Free Rochester Day Trip Ideas: Rochester International Jazz Festival
Rochester International Jazz Festival

132. Cheap & Free Concerts

Free outdoor concerts around Rochester start ramping up in June, when the city and surrounding towns kick off their summer music series and festivals.


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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 2-hour radius of Rochester, NY that foster a passion for both.