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Ice Skating at Dick’s House of Sport at Eastview Mall

Ice skating at Dick’s House of Sport at Eastview Mall is a perfect winter activity for families looking to get out and enjoy the season. With accessibility for all ages this is a great addition to your winter bucket list in Rochester, NY.

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Best Museums Near Rochester NY

Are you planning a visit to Rochester, New York? The city of Rochester and the surrounding Finger Lakes region is a great place to visit. Today we are sharing the best museums near Rochester NY to include in your visit.

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Best Things to Do in Corning New York

Corning, New York is a great place to visit and today we are sharing our best things to do in Corning New York with kids for a family weekend getaway from Rochester, NY.  

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21 Fun Things to Do in Syracuse, NY with Kids

Syracuse, NY is a great destination for families looking for museums, activities, and outdoor fun. Today we are sharing fun things to do in Syracuse, NY with kids plus a sample Syracuse NY weekend itinerary to plan your getaway.

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Exploring the Adirondacks Wild Center in NY

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake NY is a great mix of indoor and outdoor family fun in the Adirondacks. The Wild Center and Wild Walk are a must do for things to do in Tupper Lake and I highly recommend adding them to your Adirondack weekend.

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Best Apple Picking in Rochester, NY

Apple picking in Rochester, NY may be one of my all time favorite fall activities. It is a perfect fall activity in Western New York. These are our picks for the best Rochester, NY apple picking destinations.

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Things to Do in Ithaca New York for a Day Trip

With beautiful scenery and fun family attractions, there are many things to do in Ithaca, New York for a family day trip. We planned a Rochester to Ithaca, NY day trip, and it was a great day exploring a fun part of New York State.

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Watkins Glen Gorge Trail: Watkins Glen State Park with Kids

With stunning waterfalls and an incredible uphill climb, the Watkins Glen Gorge trail is a perfect place to explore for families. Below we are sharing what you need to know about visiting Watkins Glen State Park with kids and how to plan an awesome family day out.

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Lake George Family Lodging: The Lodges at Cresthaven

Are you looking for Lake George family lodging that has space for a family and offers on-site amenities? Then you should check out The Lodges at Cresthaven. It is a great family resort in Lake George, NY that is perfect to visit anytime of year.

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Tips for Visiting Chimney Bluffs State Park with Kids

Chimney Bluffs State Park is a unique and beautiful state park in New York. It sits along Lake Ontario and has been on our list of places to visit in Rochester for a few years now. Recently we spent the morning exploring the trails and taking in the views of Chimney Bluffs State Park.

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Motel 6 Review: A Budget Friendly Spring Break Choice for Families

Spring break in New York is a mix of unpredictable weather and often snow. Despite the weather, we wanted a budget friendly spring break getaway to enjoy some undistracted family time. We planned an overnight in Buffalo to visit a few of the family friendly attractions and check out the renovated rooms at the Motel 6. Read on for our Motel 6 review and tips to plan your budget friendly Spring Break getaway.

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Halloween Inspired Things to Do in Rochester, New York for Families

The air is getting crisper, pumpkins are popping up on everyone’s porch and it can only mean one thing-fall is here in Rochester, New York. Fall is an amazing time of year to live in the Northeast because there are so many family things to do in Rochester. We take full advantage of each fall weekend to explore, and recently enjoyed a Halloween inspired family day out!

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Learning to Be Brave at Sky High Adventure Park

Be brave. You hear this all the time and it can mean different things in different situations. I decided it was time to be brave and face my fear of heights. I was not jumping off bridges or doing anything extreme but I was stepping out of my comfort zone by doing the Sky High Adventure Park at the Holiday Valley Resort.

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Girls’ Trip Weekend Getaway from Rochester: Inn at Holiday Valley

Planning a girls’ trip weekend is a fun way to reconnect with your family and create lasting memories. We found a great location in the Inn at Holiday Valley. The Inn at Holiday Valley offers relaxation, swimming, and adventure that will make everyone happy on your next weekend getaway from Rochester.

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Pancakes & Family Time at Kettle Ridge Farm

Earlier this year I shared that I want to be more intentional with our family time. What better way to enjoy family then visiting Kettle Ridge Farm. Kettle Ridge Farm is all about family. From the people behind the tasting counter to the people that help you tap your maple tree, they are all about working together and being a family. I love this about Kettle Ridge Farm and I couldn’t wait to bring my family back for our pancake breakfast and our tree tapping.

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Adopt-A-Maple at Kettle Ridge Farm: A New Family Holiday Tradition

Thanksgiving has come and gone and the frenzy of the holidays has kicked into high gear. I love the holidays. I love the lights and the decorating and creating memories with my family that connects us. From the family traditions, to the family get-together the holidays are an amazing time to focus on what is really important. This year we are starting a new family holiday tradition with the Adopt-A-Maple at Kettle Ridge Farm program.

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Family Day Out at Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

You know it is a great family friendly destination when your kids say “we want to go again”…before your day is done. On our visit to Hidden Valley Animal Adventure that is exactly what happened. The kids loved it!

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One-On-One Time with My Son at the Seneca Park Zoo

On my recent visit to the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, NY I was able to spend some one-on-one time with my son. Seneca Park Zoo is a great place for a few hours of quality time. I cherish the moments that I get to spend with my kids, especially as they get older. Time is going so fast and the one-on-one play dates are a great way to connect.

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Experiencing the Maid of the Mist

When you see Niagara Falls for the first time it is breathtaking but nothing is as amazing as seeing it up close while aboard the Maid of the Mist. The Maid of the Mist is located in New York State along the USA/Canadian border. It is about a 20 minute drive from Buffalo, New York. The Maid of the Mist is a family favorite that should be on everyone’s family travel bucket list.

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Fall Fun at Powers Farm Market

Fall is the best time of the year to get out there and explore the festivals and farms in your neighborhood. I love creating fall family traditions and fall traditions for us means visiting farms and fall festivals in and around Rochester, New York. New York is the best place to be for fall because it is gorgeous this time of year!

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