8 Fall Activities in Rochester, NY | Rochester Fall with Kids

Rochester fall is the best time of year! The weather is perfect, the leaves are changing colors, and there is so much to do for families. We’ve rounded up the best fall activities in Rochester, NY to enjoy some quality family time during the autumn season.

Like most families fall is a busy time of year for us. We are getting back into the routine of school and preparing for the winter months ahead.

We like to take advantage of all the things to do in Rochester, NY with some seasonal fall events and activities for families.

8 Fall Activities in Rochester, New York

Powers Farm Pumpkin Teepees

Powers Farm Market has a lot of fun fall activities to enjoy but the most unique is the pumpkin teepees. According to their website they are the “world’s largest teepees”, and we are totally here for it!

The three teepee’s are a kid friendly walk through that is lit up with carved pumpkins and Halloween decorations. We will often walk through a few times during our visit to the farm. This is a free activity too!

Powers also has fall themed photo-ops, a general store, as well as a not so spooky Halloween hayride($). We think a visit to Powers is well worth it! Check out our full visit to Powers Farm Market a few years ago.

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Pumpkins at the Powers Farm Market Teepees.

Wickham Farms

Wickham Farms is great for kids to pay one entrance fee and have a lot of different activities to enjoy. The activities are best for younger kids but we all enjoyed our visit. The jumping pillow is one of the kids favorite activities and we also enjoyed the corn maze.

Be sure to check the events page for the apple cannon and hayrides.

Seneca Park Zoo

ZooBoo is a really fun activity at the Seneca Park Zoo. It offers trick-or-treating and fun games. This year may have a few changes and you should reserve tickets before you arrive. You can check out our full visit in this post about Halloween in Rochester.

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ZooBoo at the Seneca Park Zoo.

Schutt’s Apple Mill

I have talked about Schutt’s Apple Mill before and it is worth repeating. I love visiting the store and picking up hot fried cakes. I also enjoy browsing the store and stopping to take a look at the apple cider press. You can also pick apples across the street at the orchard.

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Watching the Apple Cider making process at Schutt’s Apple Mill.

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Stokoe Farms

Stokoe Farms has a lot of family fun activities on the farm. We loved that it is a great place for all ages and really has something even my older kids will enjoy. You do need to purchase tickets to enter but it includes most of the activities at the farm.

I really enjoyed the nature trail for a fun family hike! There are a few climbing structures built into the path making it a unique fun activity.

Bristol Mountain

The Fall Sky rides are such a fun way to see all the fall colors in Rochester. I really liked the flexibility of the ride. You have a timed arrival but once at the top you can explore as long as you would like.

We spent the morning exploring the mountain. I highly suggest purchasing tickets early to secure a reservation.

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Fall Foliage

If you can’t make it to Bristol this year there are so many places to see the fall leaves change colors. From fall hikes in Rochester to checking out your own backyard, this is the perfect season for outdoor family time.

Apple Picking

Apple picking is one of our favorite fall traditions! We love it so much I wrote an entire post about our favorite apple picking places in Rochester. It’s best to go at the end of September or early October. We always have so much fun at the orchard and at home deciding what to make with our apples.

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Family time fun Apple picking at G & S Orchards.

Fall in Rochester is a great time to plan fun local family time. With so many activities you will have your weekends full of quality family fun that gets you outdoors and creating lasting memories.

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