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National Natural Landmark - Bergen Swamp

11 National Natural Landmarks near Rochester

These National Natural Landmarks, recognized for their outstanding biological and geological resources, are all within a two-hour drive of Rochester, NY.

Climbing Panama Rocks

Panama Rocks Scenic Park

Watch your footing, know your limits, and use common sense when it comes to climbing on the boulders at Panama Rocks Scenic Park.

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Rochester Festivals

Rochester Festivals – Six in the City

“Festival season” in Rochester runs from mid-May to early-September. So let’s focus on the six most popular summertime Rochester festivals!

Medina Main St

The Greater Rochester Nine-County Area

The Greater Rochester Area is made up of 9 counties that fall under the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce. Each county has something special to offer!

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Moss Lake

39 Other Great Lakes Near Rochester

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!

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Things to Do in Rochester This Weekend

Discover the best concerts, festivals, community events, special events, and other things to do in Rochester this weekend or anytime!

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New York Routes 5 and 20

Routes 5 and 20 Road Trip

Routes 5 and 20 is a beautiful 67-mile stretch of highway where NY-5 and US-20 converge, following an ancient foot trail of New York’s first people.

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Memorial Art Gallery Midtown Plaza 1962 - 1987 by Edith Lunt Small

Rochester’s Fun Facts: Oldest, Original, Only, & More!

I’ve been gathering Rochester’s fun facts for several years and am so excited to gather them all together here! Just some of what makes Rochester special!

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Sodus Point Light

9 Lighthouses Along Lake Ontario

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

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Stony Brook

Opening in May for the Summer Season

Rochester is open for the season! We’re excited to enjoy the warmer days of springtime at our favorite places and businesses opening in May.

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Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY

Highland Park draws crowds numbering in the thousands during Rochester’s week-long Lilac Festival in May, though the lilacs are not the only sights to see!

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Train Depot

Rochester Railfans: Trains, Depots, Rail-Trails, Models, & Clubs

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

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Monroe County Rochester NY Skyline

Monroe County

Monroe County is the heart of the Greater Rochester Nine County Region. The City of Rochester is surrounded by 19 towns and villages.

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Rochester NY - The Flower City

The Flower City: Exploring Rochester’s Extraordinary Flowers and Trees

Rochester became a global center for flower and tree nurseries in the mid-1800s, fostering our identity as The Flower City.

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Keuka Lake Outlet Trail

Summertime in Rochester

Fresh produce, fresh water, outdoor concerts, and 13,500 square miles to explore! Take advantage of everything summertime in Rochester has to offer.

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