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“Lot's to do at Charlotte beach. Walk the pier, get a frozen custard at Abbots, ride the carousel and eat at some great restaurants. There are always special events going on there as well.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“One of the best views of the city is from the top of the Cobbs Hill Reservoir.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“You can walk to the Erie Canal path and then stroll or run over to this park with pretty bridges, playgrounds, and lots of space to run or play.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Market Place Mall, soon to be Marketplace Outlets, is the closest shopping mall to our location and is currently in transition to become an outlet mall. Recent additions include: Dave and Busters, Field and Stream, Pole Position Raceway, and Rue21. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Lakes, fishing, hiking trails, pavilions, and a beach. Great place to see deer and other wildlife and to just enjoy the outdoors. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Trails run by meadows, wetlands & waterfalls in this secluded park full of native birds & wildlife.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Home of the Lilac Festival. Beautiful walking paths with different blooms for different seasons.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Hamlin Beach State Park's clear water, sandy beaches and 264 tent and trailer campsites bring thousands of visitors to the park each year. The Yanty Creek Marsh area at the east end of the park has a mile long self-guided trail. In addition, there are 6 miles of hiking and biking trails, as well as snowmobile and cross-country skiing. Visitors can launch car-top boats, fish for salmon and trout and enjoy the picnic facilities.”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Lake Ontario shore is here....lots of swimming, beach walking, boating and great beach bars.... Hit Marge's on the Beach when here....wow fun music ...will share so many restaurants and clubs nearby”
  • 7 locals recommend
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“Mendon Ponds Park is a county park located southeast of Rochester, New York within the suburban towns of Mendon and Pittsford. At over 2,500 acres, it is the largest park in Monroe County. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1967 in recognition of its unique glacial geology.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“The elevation changes throughout this park make for a challenging run, great sledding, and a really fun (frisbee) Disc Golf course! Alan's favorite, Hole 12 is the signature hole. A 500-foot bomb off the top of a steep hill! The wind really comes into play here. Many people throw more than one disc just to watch them fly. Although Disc Golf is the main attraction for us, Ellison Park also houses an off-leash dog park! They do require you to be a member to bring your pup, but often friendly dog owners will let you in, need be. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“A beautiful public rose garden, great for a nice morning or afternoon walk.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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“Important green spaces within the neighborhood include Turning Point Park Trail and Rain Garden on the Genesee River. The Genesee River Trail was designated as a national recreation trail in 2006 in its southern route from downtown Rochester to the port.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“68-acre park with exercise & nature trails, plus a center with natural history exhibits & classes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
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“Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, Rochester – NY Every summer in downtown Rochester, Martin Luther King Jr. Park transforms into music mecca every Thursday for 9 weeks hosted by the City of Rochester. Party in the Park concert series presents a wide range of music including blues, funk, rock, reggae, and classic rock attracting devoted music fans and families to come out and enjoy the beautiful summer season. ”
  • 3 locals recommend