Snow sports and other outdoor winter activities are a great way to shake the winter doldrums. Exposure to fresh air, exercise, and sunshine are key to staying healthy through the colder months.
To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold. – Aristotle
If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, try snowshoeing! There are a few places around Rochester to rent snowshoes and learn how to use them.
Skiing around Rochester is as much winter recreation as it is a social experience, competition, and a tradition. A few of these destinations also offer cross country ski rentals.
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Monroe County Parks have the best sledding hills around Rochester! The great thing about sledding is that there are no barriers to entry.
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There are several options when looking for ice skating rinks around Rochester. It first depends on whether you own your own skates or need to rent. It also depends on your preference for indoor or outdoor rinks.
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There’s no need for any extra equipment to simply get outside and take a walk! Wander around the neighborhood on a sunny day, or pick a trail to explore. It’s also a great time to head to the beach! Here are a few suggestion:
- Taughannock Falls
- Niagara Falls
- North Ponds Park
- Brickyard Trail at Frankel Nature Center
- Mendon Ponds Bird Song Trail
- Highland Park
- Ontario Beach Park Pier
- Cobbs Hill + Washington Grove
- MacKay Nature Preserve
- Tinker Nature Park
- Genesee Country Village & Museum on a Sunday