The Four Best Things To Do in Rochester

In Rochester, NY, we’re used to staying inside and hiding from the winter. But in the summer time, Rochester is home to some amazing opportunities to get outdoors and get in touch with nature. Below are different opportunities to get outside in Rochester:

Seneca Park Zoo

The Seneca Park Zoo is open year round, and operates on principles of sustainability and compliance; conservation leadership and education; quality experiences; and community relationships. You can visit the zoo at 2222 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14621

Genesee Riverway Trail (GRT)

The GRT is a 24-mile, multi-use pathway that runs through Rochester. The trail connects nine historic districts and natural landmarks as well as a variety of attractions in the city of Rochester. It provides pedestrian access to the Genesee River, three waterfalls, eleven parks, and much more.

Ontario Beach Park

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Ontario Beach Park features a pier, a historic carousel, boating, and of course, swimming.

Mount Hope Cemetery

Mount Hope Cemetery is one of the nation’s most remarkable Victorian cemeteries, and is the final resting place of notable Rochesterians Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. The cemetery also boasts a diversified forest of trees, thousands of monuments, and funerary sculptures and mausoleums spanning over 150 years.

Written by Ciara McGillivray, class of 2018

Image By Seneca Park Zoo – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,






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