Top 5 Summer Activities in Rochester

The following blog post was written by Alec Kissinger, MS Marketing 2015

With the start of summer just around the corner, now is the perfect time to explore all that Rochester has to offer. The following are recommended activities that I enjoyed doing as a Simon student, and I know you will too!

  • Rochester is a great biking city so break out your bike (or rent one) for a spin along the Erie Canal before heading down to Schoen Place for Simply Crepes, or a beer from Lock 32 Brewing Company. This quaint area provides a view of the canal and tasty treats.
  • For a particularly warm day, bring a towel and swimsuit to Ontario Beach Park to soak up some Vitamin D. You can play beach volleyball, walk out to the lighthouse, or take a dip in the lake. Pack a blanket and picnic if you prefer to lounge on the grassy lawn and take in the view of the water. Be sure to grab an Abbott’s ice cream to cool off at the end of the trip.

    Letchworth State Park, also referred to as the "Grand Canyon of the East."

    Letchworth State Park

  • Festival season has begun in Rochester! In case you didn’t know, Rochester is home to numerous cultural and arts festivals. So gather your friends and check out upcoming festivals online at Visit Rochester.
  • For the sports fans, a great summer activity is going to a Rochester Red Wings baseball game. Get your fill of hot dogs and pretzels as you root for the home team.
  • While the trees are green and the flowers are in full bloom, head out of the city to walk the trails at Mendon Ponds Park. The 2,500 acres of woodlands and ponds will refresh and rejuvenate you. The gardens at Sonnenberg Park in Canandaigua also offer a natural oasis. If you are seeking to really escape from the city, travel a bit farther to Letchworth State Park known as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” With plenty of trails and outdoor activities, you are sure to have a good time.

When you are a student at Simon, it is easy to get caught up with school life and the job search, but it is important to take time to enjoy the weather and discover Rochester – after all, many of you will only be here for a short while! Enjoy your exploration!

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