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Looking for Fun Around Irondequoit?

Posted by John Graziose on Mon, May 15, 2017 @ 13:05 PM

Looking-for-Fun-Around-Irondequoit.jpgIf you’re like a lot of people in the Rochester area, you’ve had enough cabin fever to last you for a few months! It’s time to get out and enjoy the area. But what’s there to do around the Irondequoit area? We’re glad you asked! Here are a few things you and your family can enjoy without having to go too far.

Visit the Zoo:  Explore the world of animals at Seneca Park Zoo. Click here for more information and online ticketing.

Amuse Yourself at Seabreeze: With more than 70 great attractions, Seabreeze Amusement Park offers fun for the whole family. Check out thrill rides such as the Time Machine, the Jack Rabbit Rollercoaster (the oldest continuously operating roller coaster in America!), the Whirlwind, and more.  There are rides for the whole family, such as the Great Balloon Race, an old-fashioned carousel, and Twirlin’ Tea Cups. There are also rides that little ones can enjoy on their own that include the Bear Trax roller coaster, Barnstormers bi-planes, and T-Birds car rides. And the whole family can enjoy a world of water with the six adventures in the Seabreeze Water Park. Click here for more information!

Make Learning Fun: Just a short drive south will take you to the Rochester Museum & Science Center where you can immerse yourself in the incredible world of science. Follow your curiosity from the depths of the oceans to the edge of the universe. Push the limits of your imagination to create never-before-seen inventions. All at the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. During the summer months, there are even “Curiosity Camps” that offer hands-on fun for children aged 2-15. Click here for additional information.

Hike, Bike, and More: If you really want to enjoy nature that hasn’t been overdeveloped, you’ll enjoy hiking and biking at Tyron Park. The park’s 82 acres are largely undeveloped and afford great opportunities to take in some spectacular natural scenic areas. Located off Tryon Road off of North Winton Road between Browncroft and Empire Boulevards, Tyron Park is great for Birdwatching; Fishing; Geo-caching; Hiking/Running; Off-road Cycling; and

Cross-Country Skiing (on ungroomed trails), and Snowshoeing (although we recommend you wait for the winter months for the last two activities!) Click here for a view of the trail map and other information.

If you’re wondering what there is to do in and around Irondequoit, this is just a sample of what’s in your backyard!

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What Do People Love About the Finger Lakes Region?

Posted by John Graziose on Wed, Apr 6, 2016 @ 06:04 AM

A lot of people love to visit the Finger Lakes region because it has so much to offer. But if you live here, you can take advantage of so much more — anytime you like. So what is it that people love about the Finger Lakes region? Here’s just a small taste.

Wineries 

Wineries in Rochester NY

Speaking of taste, the area is known for producing some great wines. You can tour wineries in Cayuga Lake, Skaneateles-Syracuse, Canandaigua Lake, Keuka Lake and Seneca Lake, among others.

 

Theater

Theaters in Rochester NY

There are many opportunities to take in great shows around the area. You can check out the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Auburn, catch a show at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca or explore options at the Rochester Broadway Theatre League.

 

Art 

Art Museums in the Finger Lakes Region

Want to expand your artistic horizons? The Corning Museum of Glass marries art with theater as gaffers (otherwise known as glassblowers) explain their craft while creating beautiful works of art. Or you can visit the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film or the Schweinfurth Art Center in Auburn.

 

Dining

Restaurants in the Finger Lakes region

There are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat — whether you’re looking for fine dining or casual fare. Two Canandaigua favorites are Nolan's on Canandaigua Lake and The Inn on the Lake.

 

Boat Tours

tour boats on Lake Ontario NY

It would be ridiculous to talk about the Finger Lakes without mentioning getting out on the water.  There are a wide variety of options ranging from one-hour general sightseeing cruises to wine cruises and even full-course dinner cruises for you and your family.

Of course, you may just want to drive around and take in the sights, like the Eagle Cliff Falls at Havana Glen (pictured above)!

It’s no wonder people love to visit the Finger Lakes region! Some people, however, are lucky enough to call this area home. And if you’d like to make it your home, we build beautiful homes in several communities in the area. Why just visit when you could actually live here?

 

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