We’re all getting a little stir crazy at this point. Here are some ideas to get away from the news, from other people, from the daily rut—from it all!
Take a Hike Along These 71 Hiking Trails
These hiking trails around Rochester are much less traveled than those in our park systems.
They are more secluded, rustic, and even in the best of times are excellent places to immerse yourself in nature.
Put In at One of These 58 Launches Along Rochester’s Waterways
Find a new water trail and paddle your way to solitude.
Explore Our 26 Incredible Creeks
Find peace of mind along the shores of our beautiful creeks. These creeks impact us in such subtle ways they sometimes disappear into the background of our lives.
Our tributaries are the source of our fresh water and life for our lakes.
Photograph the Image City
These “Quintessential Rochester” places are the ones we photograph and share. The places where Rochester’s historic foothold was established.
The buildings that make up our skyline. The vistas that fill tourist must-see lists & “wish you were here” postcards.
Spend time finding these photo-worthy destinations around Rochester.
Find these 42 Quirky Rochester-Area Roadside Attractions
Here are a few unusual things to see as you’re out exploring.
Spend a day checking out these unique & unusual roadside attractions—shoe trees, a skeleton army, a metal dragon, a shark girl—within 2.5 hours of Rochester.
Find Solitude at Our 10 Favorite Quiet Places
During the best of times, we know the importance of staying active, seeking out fresh air and sunshine (with sunscreen), and connecting with nature. It’s critical to spend time outside.
Here are a few spots that I can recommend where there’s ample space to spread out.
Get Away to These 39 Other Great Lakes
Rochester is well-known for our 11 Finger Lakes and 2 beautiful Great Lakes, Ontario and Erie.
But there are even more fantastic, fresh-water lakes out there to discover!
Witness the Geologic History of the Rochester Area
These day trips into Rochester’s geologic history, filled with drumlins, fossils, house-sized boulders and a meromictic lake, will leave you awe-struck!
Explore Rochester’s Murals & Graffiti
A thought-provoking expression of history, experience, and perspective told by some of the world’s most talented artists.
These Rochester date night Ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic will help you stay connected, while avoiding the routine rut and isolation.
Where are your favorite spots to get away from it all?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!