Fun Things To Do In Rochester NY | Road Trip Guide For First-Timer Visitors
Less than three hours from Toronto (2 hours and 59 minutes, to be exact, not including traffic, construction and crossing the border) is this beautiful hidden gem of a city called Rochester. Once known as the Flour City due to its Mill history, it is now known as Flower City due to its beautiful horticulture scene. Most likely inspired by George Eastman’s and his love for gardens and nature.
Part of Upstate New York, Rochester sits on Lake Ontario’s southern shore, and not only are there endless things to do in Rochester NY, but it is also home to some major historic movements.
Susan B. Anthony, a women’s rights activist known for leading the movement towards the 19th Amendment: “The right to vote shall not be denied on account of sex,” Widely known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. A Rochester tradition is after voting, women will place an “I voted” sticker on her gravesite in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Escaped slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who, when he wasn’t helping to smuggle slaves into Canadian cities like Oakville and Brantford, was having tea and talking about human rights with his dear friend Susan B. Anthony
George Eastman, who founded the Kodak Company, helped to bring the photographic use of roll film into the mainstream.
The late Philip Hoffman was born on July 23, 1967, in the Rochester suburb of Fairport, New York.