The Ultimate Fall Bucket list for Rochester, NY


The fall is a beautiful time of year to visit the Rochester Riverside HotelWith the stunning landscapes and crisp weather, there’s nothing quite like the orange leaves of fall for a wholesome city visit. With distinctly milder temperatures than Canada which lies on the other side of Lake Ontario, Rochester’s natural surroundings should never be overlooked late in the year. With lakes, hiking trails, nature reserves and much more surrounding the Genesee River, Rochester truly sparkles throughout the autumn. Furthermore, the expansive range of indoor events during October and November gives guests in the city a chance to truly sample the season.

Below are just some of the magnificent events which you can take advantage of during your visit to Rochester, ensuring an accessible and enlightening time in the city.

Wickham Farm Apple and Pumpkin Picking

With so much beautiful farmland surrounding Rochester, you can expect to find fall time harvest fields open up to the public. With Wickham Farm opening up its fields for seasonal apple and pumpkin picking, you’ll get a full fall taste of ingredients for your pumpkin pies and apple crumbles.

Corn Mazes of Rochester

corn mazeAnother great expedition out of the city, the Maize maze of Long Acre farm is just one of the fun experiences you can partake in during your visit. Guests taking advantage of Rochester Hotel deals will love this lakeside farm which includes ice cream and gift shops and even an extensive New York wine cellar.

Explore the distilleries of Rochester

Rochester is well known for brewing its own beers, wines, and ales. With the Cayuga Lake, Keuka Lake, and Lake Ontario wine trails you’ll be given a chance to sample some of the best wines in the state, all with beautiful views over the natural landscapes around Rochester. For those who want to stay in the city, the Genesee Brew House, Roc Brewing Company and Young Lion Brewing Company all offer up great beers in the heart of Rochester.

Genesee Country Village Harvest

If you’re staying in Rochester pet-friendly accommodation like ourstake a trip out to the Genesee Country Village to experience harvest as it would’ve been in the 19th century. With farmlands and traditional methods of living, this is truly a step into the idealized past of the county.

Autumn Film Festivals of Rochester

Rochester has a long history of film and photography, all thanks to Kodak co-founder George Eastman. This has meant that many film festivals have made a home in the area, giving independent films and voices a chance to shine. With the LGBT orientated ImageOut Film Festival which takes place from the 10th to 20th of October. Furthermore, you can expect to find a broad array of great work from woman filmmakers at the High Falls Film Festival, one of the only festivals to explore the work of woman filmmakers on the East Coast. These two options are great opportunities to get out the rain and celebrate the diverse voices of film making, all inspired by the progressive values upheld in Rochester.