Rochester Things to Do

  • Maplewood Rose Garden
    Maplewood Rose Garden
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  • Driving Park Bridge and Genesee River
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    Discovery Garden

    by rdywenur Written Jul 29, 2009

    Located at near the entrance to the Strong Museum of Play. Great place to stop and rest to smell the roses (well no roses) ummm flowers and enjoy some nature. See Strong National Museum of Play for addn'l info.

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    Maplewood Rose Garden Festival

    by rdywenur Updated Jul 2, 2011
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    If you love roses come and enjoy the beauty and scent of the large variety of roses. Enjoy crafts, local bands (this year Dady Brothers playing Irish and Folk music) Bring a picnic basket or enjoy some of the festival foods (hots, sausage, soda, fresh lemonade or my favorite festival food "fried dough" Take a tour of the gorge and see the Lower Falls of the Genesee River. You can walk or take your bike down the trails.

    "Held during the peak of the rose blooming season, this rose-colored celebration focuses on the beauty of over 300 rose varieties located at the historic Maplewood Rose Garden. Besides the beauty of over 5,000 roses, the event will include two days filled with horticultural workshops and demonstrations by Rochesterís top gardeners and landscape professionals and hands-on gardening/landscaping activities for adults and kids. Other activities include a Party on the Driving Park Bridge, and a Father's Day Picnic. Rose Weekend is sponsored by the Maplewood Neighborhood Association, and the City of Rochester." quoted from Maplewood Rose Garden site.

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    Turning Point Park

    by rdywenur Updated Jul 19, 2011
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    The Genesee Riverway Trail (GRT) is an off-road trail for walking, running and bicycling along the Genesee River. At Turning Point Park you can take the new pedestrian bridge (some 3572 ft long) and view nature along the Genessee River. Recently built and opened in 2006.

    Located in the Charlotte neighborhood nearby to Lake Ontario on Rochester's northwest side, Turning Point Park covers 275 wooded acres along ...the banks of the Genesee River. Hiking and biking trails will help you discover the park's distinct areas, from the wooded oak forest called "Bullock's Woods" to the cattail lined shores of the river. Enjoy the nature watching and beautiful river views from its trails.

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  • Sightseeing: George Eastman...

    by lmci Written Aug 24, 2002

    Sightseeing: George Eastman Home - worthwhile on its own as one of America's 'gracious homes' and for insight into founder of Eastman Kodak; Margaret Strong Museum - for collection of toys and dolls particularly, collection generally in 'fun' setting

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  • See the Laser Show at Brown's...

    by joanned Updated Aug 24, 2002

    See the Laser Show at Brown's Race (near downtown and shown in the Genesee River Gorge --- an awesome experience. and FREE. Get there early to get a spot on the railing (You stand on a bridge to watch it) Great for kids, also.

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    Lilac Festival at Highland Park

    by rdywenur Written May 23, 2004

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    Magnolia Blossoms

    Rochester is also known for its beautiful flowers and for Highland Park. Here is where the Lilac Festival is held in May of each year.

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    Artwalk

    by rdywenur Written Aug 9, 2007

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    View of University looking down toards Atlantic
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    This is not far from the Museum district. Many little shops, galleries. A fun place to visit. And a few blocks away from Park Avenue, Rochesters' own Soho district.

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    View of Sears from Monroe High 2003

    by Michael_D Written Jul 31, 2003

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    no students...just boarded windows and memories

    This is the view of the parking lot at the defunct and boarded up SEARS where fellow MHSer Mike VanOrsdale and I agree we honed our shoplifting skills in the "old days". LOL

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    Used to be FIRESIDE LOUNGE...now Hunan Wok

    by Michael_D Updated Jul 31, 2003

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    memories of disco dancing and bar fights LOL

    This used to be the Fireside...the local bar we all snuck into in our teens and didnt leave untill our 20s.

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    The Lilac Festival

    by Maples01 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    ....ahhh can you smell then already? This is the best event to attend in the Spring! From the vendors to the food to the lilacs, it is a fun time. See the web site for current dates and events.

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    Summer = Festivals

    by rdywenur Updated Aug 20, 2011
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    Rochester has many festivals and two of my most favorite are Cornhiil Arts Festival and Park Ave Festival

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