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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!

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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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Summer Outdoor Concerts Lilac Fest cover

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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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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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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State Parks: Niagara Falls

State Parks: Our Favorite 5 to Explore

Within a 2-hour drive of Rochester, there are 44 New York State Parks all worthy of exploration, but try our favorite five if you haven’t already!

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Rochester area parks: Stony Brook State Park waterfall cover

Rochester Area Parks

There are over 200 Rochester area parks (New York State Parks, Monroe County Parks, Town Parks, and City Parks) within a 2-hour drive.

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Channing Philbrick Irondequoit Creek

Town Parks: Our Favorite 5

These town parks have a unique offering of woods, wildlife, and water features to explore using pavement, hard-pack dirt, wood chips, gravel and boardwalk.

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Eastman Theatre stage

Eastman Theatre

Eastman Theatre is the primary performance space for Eastman School of Music students, home of the RPO, and host for world-renowned performances.

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North Ponds Park

North Ponds Park in Webster

The 1-mile paved loop trail in North Ponds Park circumnavigates both ponds. It is perfect for a leisurely stroll, jog, or bike ride.

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