South of US-20

Little Rock City

4 Rock Cities Near Rochester

Explore these cool, quiet, mossy rock cities near Rochester, with boulders the size of houses! You’ll love Panama Rocks, Rock City Park, Little Rock City, and Thunder Rocks in Allegany State Park.

Buttermilk Falls State Park Ithaca NY

Buttermilk Falls State Park

In Buttermilk Falls State Park, like most of the Finger Lakes gorge parks, stairs are the primary walkway along Buttermilk Creek; challenging but worth it!

Autumn Bristol Mountain NY

Bristol Mountain Off Season

In the fall, the Comet Express lift is open Noon-4pm for folks to enjoy a quiet and scenic ride to the summit of Bristol Mountain.

Jeromes U Pick Naples NY

Jerome’s U-Pick Grapes

My family has been going to Jerome’s U-Pick Grapes nearly every year for 20 years. To avoid the crowds, go the weekend after the Naples festival.

Letchworth State Park ice volcano cover

Letchworth State Park

Letchworth State Park comprises 14,350 linear acres along the Genesee River. It takes 30 minutes to drive from the Mount Morris entrance to the Glen Iris.

Rochester area parks: Stony Brook State Park waterfall cover

Stony Brook State Park

Stony Brook State Park is absolutely stunning year round, but my favorite time to visit is on a mild November day, once the crowds and heat of summer have slipped away.

Skaneateles Dickens Christmas

Skaneateles Dickens Christmas

My favorite time to visit Skaneateles starts the day after Thanksgiving when the little lakeside town kicks off their annual Skaneateles Dickens Christmas.