Powder Mills Park
I was very brave a took a walk in Powder Mills Park in Pittsford after a big snow storm. There was hardly another soul to be seen just white untouched snow and peace and quiet.
There were a number of trails to take through the park and at a guess we probably took the shortest as it was hard work trudging through the snow. There appeared to be some good hills for sledding too.
For what I could see of the park it appeared to be very picturesque, with various lodges, streams running through it and marshy wetlands. I would guess it would be a lovely place to go to in the summer.
Walk on Main Street
Main Street Rochester is quite interesting. A good walk is start on East Ave and continue a little past Plymouth. Really don't go any further than Nick Tahoes. On the walk you will pass a lot of old buildings and some new ones. A favorite building to look at is the Powers Building (http://www.powersbuilding.com/index2.asp?page=building.asp).
Another cool site is the Main Street Bridge which has some plaques and information about the area - I believe on both sides, but definitely on the Clarion Riverside Hotel side.
Parts of Main Street are nice and other parts not so nice. All in all the street is safe and really has a lot to see. A good amount of Rochester history can be found on this street.
- Arts and Culture
- Historical Travel
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.
Sightseeing: George Eastman...
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
See the Laser Show at Brown's...
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.
Lilac Festival at Highland Park
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.
- Family Travel
- Budget Travel
- Road Trip
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.
View of Sears from Monroe High 2003
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
Used to be FIRESIDE LOUNGE...now Hunan Wok
This used to be the Fireside...the local bar we all snuck into in our teens and didnt leave untill our 20s.
The Lilac Festival
....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.
Summer = Festivals
Rochester has many festivals and two of my most favorite are Cornhiil Arts Festival and Park Ave Festival
- Road Trip
- Arts and Culture
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