Nature/Outdoors | Beyond the Nest (Rochester)

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G and S Orchards

The Farm Stand and You Pick are open for the season!
825 Atlantic Avenue (Route 286)
Walworth , NY , 14568
Phone: (315) 524-3823
43° 9' 55.5876" N, 77° 20' 18.5928" W

Wickham Farms

Wickham Farms is a fun place for families to spend an hour, an afternoon or all day! Attractions include a jumping pillow, batting cages, kiddie train ride, a mini golf course, farm animals, and a free weekly storytime. In the Fall, we have a corn maze, hayrides, a u-pick pumpkin patch, and u-pick apple orchard. In our barn, we serve of ice cream, frozen custard and casual meals. We make cookies from scratch and fry our own donuts in the Fall.
1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road
Penfield , NY , 14526
Phone: (585) 377-FARM (3276)
43° 9' 4.9608" N, 77° 26' 11.9364" W

Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

FREE to visit and many opportunities for learning! Pet adoption, farm yard and petting area, humane education, outreach programs and services.
99 Victor Road
Fairport , NY , 14450
Phone: 585-223-1330
43° 3' 39.582" N, 77° 23' 55.3056" W

Stokoe Farms

Pumpkins and lots more fun in the fall from mid-September until the end of October, and fun in the Christmas season with the best Christmas trees in WNY! For over 200 years, the Stokoe family has been cultivating our farming heritage. Step back to a simpler time with your family and take a wagon ride to pick your own special pumpkin or to choose the perfect Christmas tree. Let us help you make memorable Harvest and Christmas traditions will last for generations. Open weekend only, 10am-5pm mid September thru the end of October, and again during the Christmas season.
656 South Road
Scottsville , NY , 14546
Phone: (585) 889-0770
42° 59' 35.466" N, 77° 46' 20.7624" W

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC)

Rochester's science, technology and cultural heritage museum. Also includes Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center (in Naples).
657 East Ave
Rochester , NY , 14607
Phone: 585-271-4552
43° 9' 8.9028" N, 77° 35' 14.8092" W

Bristol Mountain Aerial Adventures

BRISTOL MOUNTAIN AERIAL ADVENTURES INCLUDES MORE THAN 7 CHALLENGE COURSES, 2 KIDS COURSES, AND 125+ ELEMENTS. Watch your kid gain confidence as he or she navigates, balances, and zips their way through the trees. Both courses are located closer to the ground and use a different harness system that is just as safe but less complicated for younger children to use. If your child has any difficulties there are staff members on the course at all times to help them to work through the elements.
5589 South Hill Road
Canandaigua , NY , 14424
Phone: 585-374-1180
42° 44' 36.6936" N, 77° 25' 12.6876" W

Roseland Wake Park

Roseland Wake Park is the best place for people of all skill levels to enjoy wake boarding and other towed water sports. We offer camps, parties, and lessons, and have a full pro shop for all the equipment you need!
250 Eastern Blvd.
Canandaigua , NY , 14424
Phone: (585) 393-9253
42° 52' 46.2216" N, 77° 15' 50.9832" W

The Artful Fairy

You'll find Fairy Magic at The Artful Fairy! Walk-in and Create Your Own Garden, have a Fairylicious Birthday Party or take one of our many Fairy Garden Classes. Looking for Adult fun? Plant~N'~Party is for you! Create succulent gardens in unique containers while you sip delicious beverages. We're Rochester's premiere Plant and Sip company!
90 E. Main St #3
Victor , NY , 14564
Phone: 585-924-4499
42° 58' 54.5052" N, 77° 24' 27.8964" W

Woody Acres

Woody Acres is a family owned farm located in beautiful Upstate New York selling Christmas Trees and Pumpkins. For the Pumpkin season we are open late September through late October. For the Holiday season we open mid-November until just before Christmas (closed Thanksgiving Day).
1530 Harris Road
Penfield , NY , 14526
Phone: 585-872-2759
43° 10' 13.566" N, 77° 24' 43.038" W

Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

Escape to the wild as you get up close and personal with over 300 animals and 40 different exotic species including zebra, bison, camel, ostrich and more!
2887 Royce Rd.
Varysburg , NY , 14167
Phone: 585-535-4100.
42° 44' 33" N, 78° 17' 59.2764" W

Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park

Only a short 30 minutes from Rochester, Sonnenberg Gardens offers enjoyment for all ages in its formal gardens, Victorian mansion, and greenhouse complex.
151 Charlotte Street
Canandaigua , NY , 14424
Phone: (585) 394-4922
42° 53' 53.448" N, 77° 16' 19.4556" W

Ganondagan State Historic Site

The only site of its kind east of the Mississippi, Ganondagan is dedicated to sharing the living culture and natural world of the Seneca people at their historic Town of Peace. At the new Seneca Art & Culture Center, approximately 300 pieces from historical artifacts through contemporary artistic and cultural contributions are featured in 15 permanent and rotating exhibits highlighting five centuries of Seneca life.
Boughton Hill Road 7000 County Road 41
Victor , NY , 14564
Phone: 585-924-5848
42° 57' 39.654" N, 77° 26' 9.69" W

Colonial Belle

Family friendly tour boat located in Fairport, NY on the historic waters of the Erie Canal. The Colonial Belle is the largest tour boat operating on the historic Erie Canal. Our vessel is U.S. Coast Guard certified to carry 149 passengers with a fully accessible enclosed lower deck and an upper open-air deck. The enclosed first deck offers comfortable seating, a full-service bar and two restrooms. The upper deck provides seating, scenic viewing and the experience of "ducking down" for low bridges. Three departures daily (Tuesday – Saturday) and two departures on Sunday.
400 Packett's Landing
Fairport , NY , 14450
Phone: (585) 223-9470
43° 6' 2.646" N, 77° 26' 26.7216" W

Location:

5760 Duke of Gloucester Way
Farmington, NY, 14425
United States

Phone:

585-396-0070

1st Annual Finger Lakes Wildlife Fair & Expo

Dates: 
08/18/2018
Time: 
10 am - 5 pm

Organization:

Location:

9993 Allegheny Road
Darien Center, NY, 14040
United States

Phone:

585-599-4641

Darien Lake Harvest Fest

Dates: 
09/08/2018
09/09/2018
09/15/2018
Time: 
Check website for updated info

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560

Fall Homeschool Day at Penn Dixie

Dates: 
10/17/2018
Time: 
10 am - 1 pm

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560

FOSSIL PREP 101 at Penn Dixie

Dates: 
09/15/2018
Time: 
10 am - 2 pm

Organization:

Hilton Apple Fest

Location:

Route 18
Hilton, NY
United States

Phone:

(585) 234-3378

Hilton Apple Fest

Dates: 
09/29/2018
09/30/2018
Time: 
10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday, and from 10:00am to 4:30pm on Sunday

Location:

Seneca Park - Hawk Shelter
2222 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY, 14621
United States

Phone:

585-310-4ROC

Learn to go Orienteering Clinic at Seneca Park

Dates: 
08/23/2018
Time: 
5:45 - 6:45 pm

Location:

Dansville Municipal Airport Maple Street
Dansville, NY
United States

Phone:

585-335-9470

New York State Festival of Balloons

Dates: 
08/31/2018
09/01/2018
09/02/2018
Time: 
Gates open at 4 pm on Friday; Vendors open 10 am to dusk Fri and Sat; balloon launches at 6 am and 6 pm

Location:

Dansville Municipal Airport Maple Street
Dansville, NY
United States

Phone:

585-335-9470

New York State Festival of Balloons

Dates: 
08/31/2018
09/01/2018
09/02/2018
Time: 
Gates open at 4 pm on Friday; Vendors open 10 am to dusk Fri and Sat; balloon launches at 6 am and 6 pm

Organization:

Location:

11095 Bethany Center Rd
East Bethany, NY, 14054
United States

Phone:

5853441122

Orienteering Event at the Genesee County Park & Forest

Dates: 
09/15/2018
Time: 
9 am - 3 pm

Location:

3760 Quaker Road
Gasport, NY, 14067
United States

Phone:

716-772-2211

Pumpkin Fiesta at Becker Farms

Dates: 
09/08/2018
09/09/2018
09/15/2018
Time: 
12 pm - 5 pm

Location:

5977 East Henrietta Rd
Rush, NY, 14543
United States

Phone:

585-533-2340

Rush Fall Festival

Dates: 
10/06/2018
Time: 
9 am - 4 pm

Organization:

Writers & Books

Location:

740 University Ave
Rochester, NY, 14607
United States

Phone:

(585) 473-2590

Organization:

Location:

701 White Road
Brockport, NY, 14420
United States

Phone:

585-395-0505

The Great Pumpkin Patch at McCracken Farms

Dates: 
10/06/2018
10/07/2018
10/13/2018
Time: 
11 am - 5 pm

Organization:

Location:

11095 Bethany Center Rd
East Bethany, NY, 14054
United States

Phone:

5853441122

Organization:

Location:

250 W. Jackson St
Palmyra, NY, 14522
United States

Phone:

315-597-1299

Wayne County Fair

Dates: 
08/14/2018
08/15/2018
08/16/2018
Time: 
varies, see website

Organization:

Location:

5777 Lewiston Rd
Lewiston, NY, 14092
United States

Phone:

716-286-6661

Wildlife Festival

Dates: 
09/22/2018
09/23/2018
Time: 
10 am - 5 pm

Organization:

YMCA Camp Gorham

Location:

265 Darts Lake Road
Eagle Bay, NY, 13331
United States

Phone:

315-357-6401

Women’s Adventure Weekend at Camp Gorham

Dates: 
09/28/2018
09/29/2018
09/30/2018
Time: 
Check in Friday after 3-5 pm and checkout is noon on Sunday

Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560