The Rochester area has a lot to offer. To kick-start your adventurous spirit, here are
ten ideas of fun and free discoveries you can make without traveling far from home.
1 - See an authentic 17th century Seneca Indian bark longhouse at Ganondagan
Historic Site in Victor.
2 - Find where Irondequoit Creek flows under the Erie Canal. Follow the trail behind
the little league field on Robbins Road, off East Street, Pittsford.
3 - Enjoy a wonderful view of downtown Rochester looking down the Genesee River, from
Wilson Boulevard in the University of Rochester.
4 - Find the crossroads of the Erie Canal and Genesee River and discover four arched
bridges in Genesee Valley Park.
5 - Let chickadees eat sunflower seeds out of your hand at Mendon Ponds Nature Center.
6 - Walk or bike through a large railroad tunnel under the New York State Thruway on
the Auburn Trail in Victor.
7 - Find the graves of Susan B. Anthony, Hiram Sibley, John Jacob Bausch, Henry Lomb,
Margaret Woodbury Strong, Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, Frederick Douglas, and many others
at Mount Hope Cemetery.
8 - Visit the oldest standing cobblestone railroad building in the country the cobblestone
pumphouse in Fishers.
9 - See horses, ponies, donkeys, llamas, English fallow deer, geese, ducks, goats, and
sheep at Lollypop Farm in Egypt.
10 - Visit an abandoned, 1855 double-lock from the Enlarged Erie Canal located behind
Wegmans at Pittsford Plaza.