Day Trips From Rochester (121-132)

Rochester area parks: Stony Brook State Park waterfall cover

We’ve pulled together a diverse list of day trips from Rochester, NY within two hours of home–perfect for quick getaways!

Things to do around Rochester NY: MacKenzie-Childs

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.

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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!

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Things to do around Rochester NY: 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.

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124. 25 Incredible Creeks Around Rochester, NY

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Rochester-Area Day Trip: Letchworth State Park
Letchworth State Park

128. 44 New York State Parks Within a 2-hour Drive of Rochester, NY

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

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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.

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Day Trips from Rochester NY: 30 Day Trips within 30 Minutes of Rochester: Cobbs Hill Park
Cobbs Hill Park in Rochester

130. Cobbs Hill

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.

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Holiday Lights on Rahway Rd. in Gates, NY
Holiday Lights on Rahway Rd. in Gates, NY

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.

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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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