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Master Guide to Fall Fun in Greater Rochester, NY
The following activities have elected to be featured on this page:
A low-cost, noncommercial way to spend an afternoon creating wonderful fall memories with your family.
Fairport Nine Mile Line Road, Penfield, NY
Wickham Farms, located on Route 250 in Penfield, has tons of fall family fun! 3-acre corn maze opens in mid-August. Wickham's corn maze is KidsOutAndAbout's recommendation as a perfect starter corn maze for kids! (It's not too overwhelming.)
In fall, take a kiddie train ride or a hay ride, jump on the jumping pillow, and find just the right pumpkin. Click here for our fall fun page for details.
|Located in Macedon, NY, Long Acre Farms has what is known as the most challenging corn maze in the Rochester area... during the day AND at night, plus all kinds of wonderful fall activities in their Back 40.|
|Clubhouse Fun Center is #1 for Family Fun in Rochester!!!!! Indoor Fun: Arcade Games, Birthday Parties & More!!! We offer the best in games and prizes in all of Rochester, so come on down and play some games in our awesome arcade, play just for fun or test your skills... win bundles of tickets... and take home some amazing and exciting prizes!|
2126 Buffalo Road
|The last weekend in September through the last weekend in October, The Garden Factory, on Buffalo Road in Gates, invites you to join our Fall Family Fun activities, 11:00am to 4:00pm. Our activities are kid friendly, with rides, games, arts & crafts geared toward kids ages 2-10, we offer fun for the whole family! With special animal visitors, carnival rides, face painting and balloon animals, delicious foods and more, there is sure to be something to please everyone! Plus we're hosting the Pirate Toy Fund for a special Pirates & Princesses Pancake Breakfast on Columbus Day!|
2500 Rush-Mendon Road
The Lehigh Valley Outpost is a corn maze and fall attraction destination located on a beautiful family farm in Rush. The name comes from the historic Lehigh Valley Railroad right-of-way. In addition to the corn maze, they have all kinds of fall family fun: hay rides, a cow train, corn cannons, kid and adult-sized tricycles and more. Opening Day is around Sept 20; hours through October are Fridays 3-6pm, Saturdays 10-6pm, Sundays 10-6pm, and Columbus Day 10-6pm.
5662 Route 64
Bristol Mountain Skyride! Enjoy the beautiful autumn colors of the Finger Lakes from the Comet Express chairlift to the summit of Bristol Mountain. This tranquil 15-20 minute ride is for people of all ages to experience the Bristol Hills and the valley below in all its splendor Saturdays and Sundays 12pm-4pm + Columbus Day.
Aerial Adventures Sky Park open through Nov 2 (click here for the KidsOutAndAbout review).
Fall Festival and Scottish Highland Games on October 12 with sky rides, the Scottish Highland Games, live music, food, arts and crafts vendors and lots of fun.
Fall means harvest season, and it brings out the best in our area farms. It's awonderful, low-cost way to get outside in the fresh air, and get active with your families.
Each farm is different -- it brings its own flavor to the experience. Browse our big list of local farms that offer fall activities, and see which new ones you want to try this season!
One great way to get your kids to eat more fruit -- and introduce them to the subtleties of sweet/tangy tastes -- is by taking them apple picking to a local orchard. This link has places to go and things to do for a day in the orchard all around Rochester.
Corn mazes can be easy or hard, and some are even offered at night! Which farms have corn mazes? Here's a quick way to find them in the greater Rochester area.
Fun or scary: You take your pick! It's easy to evaluate all of your options with the KidsOutAndAbout.com big list of Halloween events and activities. This includes the scary stuff that my kids will probably not venture into until they're too cynical to enjoy it, and the wonderful gentle trick-or-treat parties that the towns, museums, and farms provide. (The number of fun stuff outweighs the scary activities by a margin, but there's something for everyone.) We divide the list into a scary section and a fun section so you know exactly what you're getting into!
There's nothing better than a family hike for taking wonderful fall photos! A free way to get your kids out and about and active in our beautiful countryside. Let them see, let them smell, let them touch, and let them remember.
Buy your fall pumpkins at a boring old grocery store? Not when you can head to a farm or roadside stand and pick the perfect pumpkin for a less money and more fun! Here is KidsOutAndAbout's list of places to pick pumpkins in our area.
This is a list of all of the upcoming festivals in our area.
Is McCracken Farms open? This popular farm featured weekend activities for many years (who remembers the gorilla?), plus that indispensable visit to the pumpkin patch. Here's the story...
If you have an idea for fall family fun that isn't listed on these pages, please email our editor, Debra Ross, at email@example.com.