Whether we’d like to admit it or not, the end of the summer season is right around the corner. We’re always sad to kiss these warm, sunny days goodbye, but the great news is that autumn in Rochester is pretty amazing, too. Check out these seven ways to celebrate the fall season in Rochester below, and get out there and enjoy our beautiful city!

  1. Go Pumpkin Picking at Powers Farm Market

Powers Farm Market is a classic destination for celebrating fall in Rochester. From picking up fresh veggies to scouting out the perfect pumpkin, there’s something for everyone to love. Don’t forget to go during the evening too and hop on their family friendly hayride, or walk through their iconic Halloween themed teepees.

  1. Go on an Apple Tasting Tour

Every October, Wayne County hosts its annual Apple Tasting Tour. Use their Mobile Tour Locator to travel from market to market tasting apples, baked goods, cider, fresh produce, and more. We can’t decide what’s better, supporting local farms or tasting the delicious foods of fall? Luckily, you get to do them both with this fall favorite!

  1. Take a Halloween and Fall Foliage Trolley Ride

What better way to enjoy the beautiful fall scenery than by taking the New York Museum of Transportation’s Halloween and Fall Foliage Trolly Ride? On this ride, you’ll visit the pumpkin patch, decorate a free baby pumpkin, and enjoy delicious cider and donuts. There’s also trick-or-treating inside the museum in Halloween decorated trolley cars!

  1. Test Your Sense of Direction at the Amazing Maize Maze

Nothing screams fall in Rochester like a corn maze. Check out Long Acre Farm’s Amazing Maize Maze for a real challenge!

  1. Take a Fall Sky Ride

Did you know that Bristol Mountain operates their chair lift during the fall? That’s right, you can enjoy the beautiful autumn colors of the Finger Lakes from the Comet Express Chairlift all the way to the summit at Bristol Mountain. Talk about an incredible view!

  1. Explore Downtown Rochester’s Food Scene

Take a three hour walking tour of Park Avenue’s food scene all the way through mid November. Not only will you have the opportunity to explore more of downtown Rochester during the beautiful fall season, but you’ll get to taste some delicious eats too!

  1. Host an End of the Season Cookout

This list wouldn’t be complete without an end of the season cookout. Grab the Zweigle’s, a few friends, and enjoy the great outdoors before winter hits in Rochester.

What’s your favorite way to celebrate autumn in Rochester? Is there anything we missed on this list?