Day Trips Guides

Use our guides to start planning your day trips around Rochester.

hamlin beach state park shade cover

Escaping Extreme Heat

When temperatures rise above ninety degrees for several days, we all need to find a place to cool down. Water and shade are critical.

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Genesee Valley Hunt cover jump

My 2021 Day Trips

My 2021 day trips focused on exploring new places and outdoor spaces with smaller groups, with nine standing out as clear favorites.

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ROC Holiday Village at night

Roc Holiday Village 2021

Rochester has a deep-seated nostalgia for Christmastime downtown, especially Roc Holiday Village’s Yuletide festivities, shopping, and treats.

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Map NYS Parks

Day Trip Maps

Use our curated Google Maps to help you locate the best waterfalls, ice cream shops, farm markets, sledding hills, Christmas lights and more.

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Havana Glen

My 2020 Day Trips

My favorite day trips in 2020 weren’t so different from our 2019 trips except they were a little less often, with less stops and less people.

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