5 Fall Activities in Rochester

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As the days get crisper and pumpkin spice becomes your beverage of choice, it’s clear that fall must be just around the corner. In celebration, our team has come up with five ideas for fall activities around the Rochester area. 

Go Apple Picking
In Upstate New York, nothing says fall quite like apples, and what’s better than some freshly picked Galas or Cortlands? So whether you have never gone apple picking or it brings you back to your childhood adventures, grab a basket and head to an orchard. You can stock up for your weekly lunch side or get the supplies for a delicious apple pie. 

Check out this guide to local orchards!

apples in orchard

Pick Up a Gallon of Cider and Fry Cakes at Schutt's Apple Mill
If apple picking isn’t your thing (although why not?) or maybe you just don’t have the time, you can head to Schutt’s Apple Mill in Webster, NY and get your share of delicious apples there. But that’s not all of what the mill offers. They’re also known for their delicious cider which you can watch being made! So grab a few friends and head to Schutt’s for a gallon of cider and some fry cakes!

Get Lost in the Amazing Maize Maze
If you’re looking for a fun evening out, check out the Amazing Maize Maze at Long Acre Farm. This is one of the longest running corn mazes and on select weekend nights, they offer a moonlight maze where darkness adds an extra challenge to the puzzle. Once you make it out of the maze and are waiting for all your friends to get out too, you can also sip on some hot cider (can you spot a theme here?) and warm up by the campfire. The maze runs through October 27 and entry is $12!

Corn Maze

Go to See the Leaves Changing
There are a few things quite as beautiful as the sight of leaves in Upstate NY changing colors from their summer greens to rich golds, reds, and oranges. There are a few ways you can experience this natural phenomenon. If you want to stay local check out Durand Eastman or Highland Park. If you’re willing to drive a bit farther then you won’t want to miss Letchworth State Park or Stony Brook. If you really want to take the scenic route, you can take the Fall Foliage express on October 5th. It’s a 20 mile train round trip through the Genesee Valley which will allow you to sit back and take in the view. 

Fall leaves on the ground

Relive Your Trick or Treating Days at the MAG Museum of the Dead 5
On Friday, October 25th, the Memorial Art Gallery is hosting Museum of the Dead 5. This special Halloween event includes art, dancing, organ music, a fortune teller, the Mucha exhibition, a signature cocktail (the event is 21+ only) and so much more. So if you’ve been yearning to go trick or treating but feel like if may no longer be socially acceptable to roam the streets as a college student, then grab your costume and head over to the MAG! 
Purchase tickets now! 

MAG Museum Sign

Make sure to let us know what your favorite fall activity and if it made our list!

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