Chance Snow Showers
Chance Snow Showers
The Rochester Public Market
280 North Union St.
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6am to 1pm and Saturdays from 5am to 3pm year-round.
The Market consists of three sheds: two open air and one enclosed shed, housing approximately 300 vendors. In addition to fresh, locally grown produce, vendors sell food staples as well as country crafts, sportswear, and gift items. Saturday is the busiest day, followed by Thursday and Tuesday. Tuesday is the best option for a first visit with the children; customer traffic is light and it's easy to negotiate a curious child and an armful of purchases.
Mendon Ponds Park
Mendon Ponds Park, which is approximately 10 miles southeast of Rochester, is located south of the New York State Thruway I-90 in the Towns of Pittsford and Mendon. It is boarded by Clover Street on the west and Pittsford-Mendon Center Road on the east.
Open daily from 7AM-11PM
Erie Canal Hiking and Biking
The Rochester area is part of the Erie Canal Heritage Trail, a 100-mile segment of the Trail between Tonawanda in the west and Newark in the east.
The New York State Canal System is not only rich in history, but also culture. Many immigrants worked long and hard on "Clinton’s Ditch" to create this magnificent waterway. For those who traveled along the Canal in packet boats or passenger vessels, the Canal was an exciting place. Gambling and entertainment were frequent pastimes on the Canal and often, families would meet each year at the same locations to share stories and adventures.
Today, the Canal has returned to its former glory and is filled with pleasure boats, fishermen and cyclists riding the former towpaths where mules once trod. The excitement of the past is alive and well.
The Canal has wonderfully maintained trails for both hiking and biking. Great for a family mini-trip.
Rochester Redwings Baseball
There's nothing like a baseball game for great, inexpensive, family fun. The Red Wings may be a minor league team, but Frontier Field, a deluxe and conveniently laid out facility, is a major league hit with fans. The Rochester Red Wings are the Triple-A team for the Minnesota Twins. A Red Wings game is not only great baseball, but it's an event that involves many different organizations in the community, as sponsors of inter-inning contests and fun for the whole family!