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Visit Rochester


This metropolitan region situated on the southern shore of Lake Ontario is also part of New York’s breathtaking Finger Lakes region. Conveniently located, Rochester is 3 1/2 hours from Toronto and 90 minutes from Niagara Falls.
Known for its vast selection of family oriented activities and attractions, Rochester is also home to world-class events throughout the year, including the world’s largest lilac collection at Highland Park’s Lilac Festival (May), and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (June) held in the City’s East End Entertainment District, home to the renowned Eastman School of Music.

Rochester has been named one of the 10 best golf cities in the country. It is the only city in the U.S. to host both the PGA championship (Oak Hill Country Club) and LPGA championship (Locust Hill Country Club) tournaments in the summer of 2013.

Rochester sits at the center of 100 Must See Miles of the Erie Canal that thrives as an active recreational waterway with towpaths, shops and charming towns.
Rochester is home to two national historic landmarks open to the public, the National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film. Adults and children are entertained in the second largest children’s museum in the U.S. at the Strong National Museum of Play, home to the National Toy Hall of Fame.

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