Day Trips From Rochester (81-100)

Public Gardens Sunken Garden

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: Phillis Wheatley Community Library Monroe County
Phillis Wheatley Community Library

81. 32 Monroe County Libraries

Signing up for a free library card gives you access to all 32 Monroe County libraries! The Monroe Country Library System comprises town & village locations, Rochester Public Library branch locations, and the Central Library.


More day trips within 30 minutes: Breese Park Henrietta

82. Breese Park

Breese Park is located along the Genesee River in the small community of Riverton on the far west side of Henrietta. Set your sights on late-April to early-May to see the native bluebelles, trilliums, and ferns in their full spring glory!


Things to do around Rochester NY: Craft Beverage Tasting Rooms in Monroe County

83. 21 Craft Beverage Tasting Rooms in Monroe County

It can be overwhelming to consider all of the craft beverage artisans that call Western NY home. So, let’s focus on the ones we have in our backyard.


Things to do around Rochester NY: Martin Luther King Jr Park at Manhattan Square
Martin Luther King Jr Park at Manhattan Square

84. 23 City of Rochester Parks

Many of our City of Rochester parks have beginnings embedded in Rochester’s youth. Some were designed by (and later inspired by) notable landscape architects such as Frederick Law Olmsted and Lawrence Halprin.


New York County Fairs: Demolition Derby

85. New York State & County Fairs

Our state and county fairs offer their own unique blend of agriculture, amusement and entertainment: parades, demolition derbies, contests, food, tractor shows and pulls, midway rides, vendors, livestock exhibits, and live music.


Hemlock Lake Robs Trail walking sticks
Rob’s Trail

86. 73 Trails Around Rochester That Are Not Just a Walk in the Park

Here are a few less populated, rustic, or unusual trails around Rochester that will inspire you to take a hike.


Ellwanger Garden
Ellwanger Garden

87. 40 Public Gardens Around Rochester

Enjoy a peaceful afternoon at one of these arboretums, labyrinths, estate gardens, or botanical gardens, all within a 2-hour drive of Rochester.


Sunflower Field August Clover and Calkins Rochester NY
Sunflower Field at the corner of Clover and Calkins

88. Find the Sunflowers

Each and every August, neighbors of the Hopkins Farm on Clover Street in Pittsford are treated to a field of golden sunflowers on their daily commutes.


Events around Rochester - Lilac Festival Monroe County Highland Park
Highland Park Lilacs in Rochester, NY

89. 211 Annual Events Around Rochester

Centered on food, drink, music, and culture these festivals & events around Rochester bring our community together throughout the year.


Farm Sanctuary Watkins Glen
Farm Sanctuary

90. Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen

Farm Sanctuary sits on 175 acres in Watkins Glen, just west of Sugar Hill State Forest, and is home to more than 500 rescued farm animals.


Things to do around Rochester NY Paranormal Activities

91. 7 Paranormal Activities Around Rochester

There is something about October that peeks our interest in paranormal activities. These day trips encourage you to explore the other side of Rochester.


Otisco Lake Causeway cut through
Otisco Lake Causeway

92. Spend a Day in 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.


Things to do around Rochester NY: ARTISANworks

93. 80 Other Museums Around Rochester

It’s time to explore some lesser-know, off-the-beaten-path, and odd-collection museums around Rochester, NY.


Best New York Attractions - Niagara Falls American Falls
Niagara Falls American Falls from the Crows Nest

94. Niagara Falls, USA

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


Ice Cream Shops Around Rochester

95. Top 36 Ice Cream Shops Around Rochester

We love these ice cream shops for their outstanding atmosphere, taste, variety, and innovation. Try a specialty flavor like Concord Grape from Lynnie Lou’s, Lavender Goat Cheese from Eat Me, or Cookie, Fig and Honey from Hedonist.


Public Gardens Around Rochester: Cornell Botanic Gardens
Cornell Botanic Gardens in Ithaca

96. Cornell Botanic Gardens

The 4,000-acres that make up Cornell Botanic Gardens are free to explore and are full of opportunities to learn about plants and environmental conservation.


Things to do around Rochester NY: Amusement Parks
Darien Lake

97. 6 Amusement Parks Near Rochester

Oh, how we miss our amusement parks in the winter! When May comes around, you find the parks with dry-rides opening on the weekends, with the water parks opening closer to Father’s Day in mid-June.


Rochester-Area Chocolatiers: Stevers on Park Ave

98. 18 Rochester-Area Chocolatiers

Any one of our fine Rochester-area chocolatiers makes for a great day trip detour or destination! Many of the chocolates are crafted by 3rd- and 4th-generation descendants using traditional family recipes with modern twists.


Niagara Falls NY USA Maid Mist
Maid of the Mist

99. 15 Discover Niagara Shuttle Stops

The round-trip on the Discover Niagara Shuttle takes around 2 hours if you’d like to simply enjoy the ride. Otherwise, you can hop on and off at any stop.


Christmas Carols - Home for the Holidays

100. Go Christmas Caroling

Singing Christmas carols around your neighborhood is a fabulous way to spread holiday cheer throughout the Rochester community.


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