Fun Ideas For a Summer Spent in Rochester NY!

summer2015One thing about living in upstate New York is the summer days seem to fly by at the speed of lighting. We find ourselves trying to cram as much activity and excitement into one summer in order to take advantage of the few short months we have. Here are a few things to do this summer to get you out-and-about and enjoying this beautiful city!

Visit a Red Wings game at Frontier field! What is better than hot dogs, fried dough, great music, fireworks and best of all a game of baseball! They have games throughout the week and into the weekend to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules!

Go to the Zoo! The zoo is not only a place to keep your children busy and entertained. zooThe Seneca Park Zoo offers great fun for kids and adults too! Try the Zoo Brew with your friends. Cold drinks and cool animals? Sounds like a great time!

Museums! Let’s face it, when living in Rochester New York not every summer day will be 80 and sunny. On those rainy days, visit a museum or landmark! You would be amazed at the amount of museums Upstate New York has to offer. Here is a list of just a few museums, landmarks, and fun places that are totally worth a day spent inside!

  • The Strong National Museum of Play
  • The Rochester Museum and Science Center
  • National Susan B. Anthony Museum
  • The George Eastman House
  • The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
  • The Strasenburgh Planetarium
  • Genesee Brew House

Explore! Spend a day at one of our many parks or water trails in a variety of locations throughout the area. It is amazing to see how much beauty and nature is in one area. From Cobbs Hill to the Erie Canal there are so many options for a nice long hike or stroll. Here are a few ideas:park

  • The Genesee River Trailway
  • Cobbs Hill Park
  • Highland Botanical Park
  • Mount Hope Cemetery
  • The Charlotte Pier (Grab some Abbotts Frozen Custard while you’re there!)
  • Ontario Beach Park
  • Turning Point Park
  • The Erie Canal Trail

Amusement parks!! It is not a summer without at least one day spent at an amusement park drenched in sun screen, eating dip-n-dots, and riding some rides. Spend a day at Seabreze Amusement Park or take a trip to Darien Lake.

Cool off! The kids are off from school and you are constantly looking for a fun place to cool off and enjoy a sunny day. There are a variety of places to take your kids to enjoy the sun, water, and sand. Splash Parks are a fun and safe way to let your kids run around, meet friends, and have a great time! Pineway Ponds Park in Spencerport and the Greece Community Center offer great splash parks! Charlotte Beach is a great place to lay out your towel and umbrella and enjoy a day in the sun.

The Finger Lakes! The Finger Lakes are a quick drive and offer a number of wine trails, restaurants, and great towns that make for a perfect day trip!fingerlakes

Get out on the water! There are a number of rental companies that offer fun water activities. From paddleboards, canoes, kayaks, and row boats there is nothing better than a day spent on the water, in the sunshine and with the company of a friend or family member! Here are a few rental companies in the area:

  • Oak Orchard Canoe Kayak Experts (Irondequoit Bay)
  • Erie Canal Boat Company (Erie Canal)

It is amazing to think about all the places, museums, parks, and landmarks that upstate New York has to offer. The summer days go by quickly, so enjoy ever last minute! Get out there and explore the area!!

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