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Unplugged and Offline: Take the Day Trips Around Rochester, New York, Guidebook on the Road

In an age dominated by digital screens and constant connectivity, the concept of an offline adventure has become increasingly rare. Yet, there’s an allure to disconnecting, embracing the raw essence of exploration, and immersing oneself in the tangible world. For avid travelers seeking this authentic experience, my book Day Trips Around Rochester, New York, serves as the quintessential offline companion, enabling an expedition beyond screens and into the heart of real-life discovery.

Greater Rochester has a wide range of captivating landscapes, historical sites, and cultural treasures waiting to be explored. Day Trips Around Rochester, New York, is a guidebook to local favorites and hidden gems, which are carefully curated to ignite the spirit of adventure.

The guidebook showcases the picturesque Finger Lakes region and charming villages in the Genesee Valley, offering a wide range of possibilities for off-the-grid explorations. What distinguishes this guide from others is not just the destinations it presents but also the emphasis on disconnecting from digital devices and fully immersing oneself in the journey.

Using Day Trips Around Rochester, New York, as your travel guide can be a liberating experience. It frees you from the constant distraction of notifications, and you get to plan your routes, discover landmarks, and navigate roads in a more traditional way with the help of a physical guidebook. This approach brings back the simplicity of exploration, relying on one’s instincts and the guidance of a well-crafted book.

An unplugged adventure is not just about disconnecting from the virtual world but also about reconnecting with the surroundings, having meaningful interactions, and enjoying every moment. This book helps in achieving this by providing useful information about each destination, allowing travelers to understand and appreciate the history, culture, and natural beauty that define the places they visit.

Day Trips Around Rochester, New York, is a versatile guidebook that offers a variety of options for travelers with different interests. Whether you want to go on a peaceful hike in nature, visit a local farm with your family, or explore the region’s rich history, this book has got you covered. It provides you with the tools to plan your own adventure based on your personal preferences.

The absence of digital distractions also nurtures a deeper connection with fellow travelers and locals. Engaging in conversations to seek recommendations, asking for directions, or simply sharing experiences becomes more than a means to gather information—it becomes an integral part of the journey, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie.

In a world where the allure of constant connectivity often overshadows the beauty of the present moment, Day Trips Around Rochester, New York, stands as a testament to the enriching experiences that come with unplugging. It redefines travel, encouraging individuals to embrace spontaneity, serendipity, and the joy of getting lost in the right direction.

So, next time you plan an escapade around Rochester, consider embarking on an off-the-grid journey with Day Trips Around Rochester, New York. Embrace the adventure, relish the freedom from screens, and immerse yourself in the authenticity of exploration—the kind that can only be found when you unplug and truly connect with the world around you.

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Day Trips Around Rochester, New York

Your guide to exploring within two hours of Rochester and the Finger Lakes region.

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Local Booksellers

These bookstores typically have signed copies in stock:

Ampersand at Writers & Books
University Ave, Rochester

Archivist Books
Monroe Ave, Rochester

Bleak House Books
W. Main St, Honeoye Falls

S. Clinton Ave, Rochester

Lift Bridge Book Shop
Main St, Brockport

The Unreliable Narrator
Village Gate, Rochester


More local bookstores: Any bookstore can order the book for you if it is out of stock.

Akimbo Books
University Ave, Rochester

Another Chapter Bookstore
Liftbridge Lane West, Fairport

Book Culture
S. Main St, Pittsford

Books, ETC.
W. Main St, Macedon

The Dog Eared Book
E. Main St, Palmyra

Hipocampo Children’s Books
S. Clinton Ave, Rochester

Sulfur Books
E. Main St, Clifton Springs

Sundance Books
Main St, Geneseo

Touch of Grayce
Main St., Geneseo

Also available at Barnes & Noble in the four Rochester-area locations in Greece, Pittsford, Victor, and Webster, and the University of Rochester store.

These shops carry and deliver signed copies:

Park Ave, Rochester

Culver Rd, Rochester

What’s Good
Fairport Village Landing, Fairport


These shops carry signed copies:

Abundance Food Co-op
South Ave, Rochester

Monroe Ave, Rochester

Artisan Coffeehouse
Rochester St, Scottsville

The Bird House
Monroe Ave, Pittsford

Corn Hill Navigation Waterfront Center
Corn Hill Landing, Rochester

Craft Company No.6
University Ave, Rochester

Genesee Country Village & Museum
Flint Hill Road, Mumford

The Glue Factory
Union St, North Chili

Hampton Inn & Suites
S Union St, Rochester

Homegrown & Handmade Market
Monroe Ave, Rochester

Lala’s of Webster
E. Main St, Webster

Main Street Mercantile
Main St, Fairport

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse
Exchange, Corn Hill, Rochester

Northfield Commons, Pittsford

Buffalo Rd, Gates

The Record Archive
Rockwood St, Rochester

The Shops on West Ridge
Ann Elizabeth Photography, Shop #443
West Ridge Rd, Greece

Staybridge Suites
Genesee St, Rochester

Stacy K Floral
Russell St, Rochester

Strong Memorial Hospital Gift Shop
Elmwood Ave, Rochester

Taste of Rochester
Greater Rochester International Airport

These shops carry signed copies:

Alice’s Red Rose Boutique
Main St, Victor

N. Main St, Naples

Butter Meat Co.
S. Main St, Perry

Captain Jack’s Goodtime Tavern / Sodus Bay Outfitters
Greig St, Sodus Point

The Cheshire Union Gift Shop and Antique Center
State Route 21 South, Canandaigua

Evolve For the Home – The Christmas Store
William St, Lyons

Finger Lakes Welcome Center
Lake Front Dr, Geneva

The Olde Country Store and More – 1849
University Ave, North Cohocton

Alternatively, you can borrow a paperback book or ebook using the Libby App through the Monroe County Library System.

An ebook & audiobook are also available.

“As many years as I’ve been using your site to explore Rochester and the surrounding area with my family, reading this gave me a list of things I still need to do and reminded me of favorites I want to return to. I think this will be amazing for residents, new ones, those who have been here for ages, and visitors to the region.” Cristin M.

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You can order the ebook for $3.99 from your favorite retailer, including Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble. Or borrow it from the library using the Libby app.

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The AI-narrated audiobook is now available through Google Books for $2.99. I think you will find Mia’s voice pleasing to listen to. Preview a sample!

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Have you found Day Trips Around Rochester, New York valuable for helping you unplug and explore offline?

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Debi Bower, Day Trips Around Rochester NY

Debi Bower is the founder and creative director of and author of the award-winning book Day Trips Around Rochester, New York.

As a solopreneur, I heavily rely on caffeine to power through field trips and give this website the attention it requires. I would appreciate your support if you have found valuable information here that has helped you explore the Rochester area.

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