Grimes Glen is public, free, and you are encouraged to wade up the creek to the first and second waterfalls, both 60-foot cascades.
These beautiful creeks around Rochester impact us in such subtle ways they sometimes disappear into the background of our lives.
Impressive waterfalls are not all buried in dark ravines accessible only by difficult trails. And for some, you do not need to get out of your car.
Our state and county fairs offer their own unique blend of agriculture, amusement, and entertainment, dating back to the early 1800s.
Monroe County Parks have the best sledding hills around Rochester! The great thing about sledding is that there are no barriers to entry.
In March, local producers open their sugar shacks to the community to celebrate the innovative process of turning sap into syrup during Maple Syrup Weekend.
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.
It’s so much more than simply buying pumpkins. It’s about family time on the farm, with wagon rides, hot cider & donuts, corn maizes, and games.
Many of our farms offer a family-fun experience, with hay rides, cider & donuts and activities for the kids, in addition to pick your own apples.
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.
There are interesting man-made and geologic wonders to discover at MacKay Wildlife Preserve, including a sea of moss-covered boulders.
Taughannock Falls is one of the most accessible waterfalls in our park system. You can walk in the creek and play in the tiny cascades along the gorge.
Owasco Lake, unlike the other Finger Lakes, is almost completely surrounded by agricultural land. You can drive around the entire lake in 45 minutes.
Hemlock Lake is the most undeveloped and pristine of the Finger Lakes. The DEC protects the lake and it’s tributaries, making this forever-wild, tranquil landscape the perfect place to unwind.
Honeoye Lake is the most shallow of the Finger Lakes. You can drive around the entire lake in 30 minutes and catch an amazing view from Harriet Hollister.