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Exploring the Wild Center in Tupper Lake 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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eastman museum in rochester.

Best Rochester Museums to Explore

Some of the best museums I have ever visited are the museums around Rochester. The Rochester museums have something for everyone to love from arts to outdoor living museums, you will find something to explore anytime of the year.

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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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Fun Things to Do in Rochester, New York

If you are planning a Rochester vacation or live in Rochester and are looking for family fun things to in the city this list is for you. We are sharing our family favorite things to do in Rochester, NY and hope this inspires you to explore this amazing and unique city.

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12 Easy Family Hiking Near Rochester NY

The last few months we have made a point to get outside and reconnect with nature as a family. We are not by any means extreme hikers but we appreciate the time spent in the outdoors together. These are our picks for favorite family hiking near Rochester NY.

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Chimney Bluffs State Park with Kids

Chimney Bluffs State Park (Tips for Visiting 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

This post is sponsored by Motel 6, but all opinions are my own.

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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Corning Museum of Glass: A Unique Family Friendly Experience

Have you ever thought about visiting the Corning Museum of Glass with Kids?  I’ve always wanted to but I wasn’t sure if it was kid friendly. We decided to give it a try and planned a last minute weekend getaway to Corning, NY that included a visit to the Corning Museum of Glass.

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Niagara Falls Weekend Getaway at Sheraton on the Falls Hotel

Weekend getaways are one of my favorite ways to reconnect as a family without planning a big vacation. We made last minute plans to spend the night at the Sheraton on the Falls hotel in Niagara Falls, Canada, and it was just what we needed for a quick Niagara Falls weekend getaway.

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Giraffe Exhibit at Seneca Park Zoo

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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Rockin’ Weekend: Kidz Bop Live + Darien Lake Hotel

To say my kids were excited to see Kidz Bop Live and spend the weekend at the Darien Lake Hotel, the Lodge on the Lake, would be an understatement. They were so excited and I have to admit, we were too! Even though it is a short drive from our home to the park, we knew we wanted to make a weekend getaway to enjoy Kidz Bop Live and some time spent at the Darien Lake Hotel.

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Family Fun Things to Do in Syracuse NY for a Weekend Getaway

Planning a family weekend getaway is a great way to reconnect as a family and take a break from the distractions at home. I started researching things to do in Syracuse, NY for families and found lots of great activities to choose from. We spent a weekend exploring Syracuse and enjoying a weekend getaway for our family.

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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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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

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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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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Maid of the Mist

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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Christmas Activities in Rochester NY for Families

We love celebrating the holidays and with so many Christmas activities in Rochester NY it is easy to find family fun activities to enjoy. From light displays, to fun activities for the kids, to teaching children the giving spirit there are plenty of ways to spend time together as a family this holiday season.

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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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The Best Things to See at Strong Museum of Play

The Strong Museum of Play is an amazing Children’s museum in Rochester, New York that offers interactive exhibits, a butterfly garden, and the Toy Hall of Fame. It boast the largest collection of toys in the world. This is our picks for the best things to see at the Strong Museum of Play museum.

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Magical Fairy Trails: A Hidden Gem in Rochester, New York

A little outside of the city of Rochester, New York there is a magical fairy trail that is great for families. Tinker Nature Park has family friendly hiking trails in Rochester, NY that wind through green scenery and woods. As you near the end you enter a magical path that is lined with fairy houses.  It is a hidden gem in the Rochester area and is a must visit for anyone visiting the area. Pack a picnic and spend the day exploring the magical fairy trails at Tinker Nature Park.

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