Destination Guide: Rochester, NY Area Points of Interest

Attractions and Sites of Interest featured on Fringe Benefits: Rochester


City of Rochester lies along the Erie Canal near Lake Ontario, and offers abundant outdoor recreation, four seasons of festivals and special events, historic sites and museums:

The Finger Lakes region of New York State is known for their exceptional wineries, stunning scenery, farm markets, farm-to-table restaurants and more:

The Erie Canal is a hub of recreation and tourism, with pleasure boats enjoying the water, and biking and walking paths lining the route. Charming canal towns extend all along New York State, many with historic canal sites to explore:

The Sam Patch is a replica of a packet boat, used in the early days of the Erie Canal for transportation and shipping. Take a scenic cruise from Pittsford, NY along the canal:

Ganondagan Native American State Historic Site was once home to a thriving 17th-century Seneca town. Visit the longhouse and the newly opened Seneca Art and Culture Center:

Letchworth State Park is known as the “Grand Canyon of the East” thanks to its awe-inspiring waterfalls, dramatic gorge cliffs, and miles of scenic overlooks and trails:

The George Eastman Museum celebrates the life of Kodak founder George Eastman, as well as preserves and exhibits photography and film from around the world:


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