Winter Activities in Rochester, NY

This weekend is looking like your typical snowy forecast–nothing new for us Western New Yorkers! When we are bracing ourselves for weather such as this, we’re quick to try and plan for everything we will need in order to be prepared inside. However, just because we are adults, doesn’t mean that we can’t treat a snowy weekend the way we used to when we were young! The best part about living in Rochester, NY is that our city is prepared for this kind of weather, and as a result, we constantly have fun events going on all over the city that involve embracing the cold! Check out these ways that you can seize the weekend with these winter activities right in our town!

Sledding in Mendon Ponds Park

Blizzard survival kit: sleds, snow pants, and plenty of hand-warmers! Mendon Ponds Park is just a short drive from the suburbs but feels like entering a whole new world. The scenic drive through the hilly park truly sets the mood for a fun day catching some speed down the many steep spots throughout!

Skating at Martin Luther King Park

You might be looking to keep the kids busy or surprise your significant other with a fun date night, and either way, you can’t go wrong with heading downtown to skate at Martin Luther King Jr. Park!¬†Located right by the Strong Museum, you might even want to spend the day exploring their many interactive exhibits and then end your night with an open skate (times vary based on the day).

Skiing at Bristol Mountain

If you’re comfortable taking a drive in the snowy weather, Bristol Mountain is the perfect distance for a day-long getaway! They offer lessons to newbies and have plenty of trails to keep you cruisin’ all day long. Purchase your tickets online and save!


Whether you decide to make an adventure out of the weekend or simply stay at home and build a snowman in your own backyard, be sure you take precautions and bundle up in this blustery weather! Are you looking for a home with a big backyard so that you never have to drive somewhere to go sledding ever again? I can certainly help with that; contact me today to get started! 

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