After telling people that I'm still new to Rochester — two months as this Summer Guide is published — the most popular response has been, "You've come at the perfect time." I could easily guess why they would respond like that; there was still snow on the ground when I pulled into the city in early April. But I finally asked a co-worker why this was the go-to response when welcoming new residents into Rochester. The answer: "It's because Rochester can live its life in the summer."
And Rochester certainly lives it to the fullest.
As we put together City's annual Summer Guide, the sheer amount of events, activities, festivals, and travel possibilities made it difficult to focus. The region comes alive during the summer months, and there's no end to what can be done.
Our Summer Guide highlights some of the area's offerings from June through September 1. Given how tough it is to talk about just a few things to do during that period, we put together a list of 100 — and even that involved hard decisions. From learning the differences between ice cream, frozen yogurt, and frozen custard to exploring the towns along the Erie Canal or taking a road trip to a regional art gallery, the list is designed to give you some ideas on how to live life during the Rochester summer.
There's far too much for us to include everything in this list. Do you have a favorite summer activity, or an event you're looking forward to attending? Leave a comment at rochestercitynewspaper.com. - JAKE CLAPP