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Summer Guide 2016: Hit the road

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Warm weather is an invitation to get out of the house and move around, and many of us are eager to take advantage of it. The long days are perfect for long drives outside of Rochester — and there's plenty to see in do across Western New York.

This year's Summer Guide is meant to give you a few ideas for when you want to get out of town. If you're a beer fan, start with a round-up of the best regional breweries. Each one will require an afternoon drive, but they're well worth it. If you want to take the full weekend away, check out Leah Stacy's tips on making the most out of 48 hours in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The beautiful weather also means that bands will be on tour. Music writer Daniel Kushner highlights 10 concerts — from CMAC to Buffalo's Artpark and the Chautauqua Institute — that will make you want to jump on I-90.

If a trip isn't in the cards, or you want to spend more time around Rochester this summer: Writer Rebecca Rafferty has outlined three opportunities to volunteer in different neighborhoods around the city.

You can balance that volunteer work with some time for yourself: Mixing yoga with spirits and beer is a popular trend that's finally hit Rochester.. And each summer brings its own crop of blockbuster movies filled with aliens, disasters, and supervillains trying to destroy the world; film critic Adam Lubitow breaks down the summer movie season.

What are your plans for this summer? Making any long trips? Let us know in the comment section below.

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