Best of 2016

Best of 2016

Looking for the top treading articles from 2016? Here is the list of the Top 15 articles other parents were reading.

Spring and summer are the perfect time for families to hit the road and leave all of their responsibilities (and devices) behind! These day trip suggestions will take you to three different types of land conservation areas, more



Courtesy of The Strong, Rochester

Cold weather activities can be lots of fun but as the winter wears on there comes a time when you start to think about the warm days of summer. If you and your family are seeking summer here are four local places to experience the warmth. more



Ellison Park, Rochester

Feeling that fall inspiration right about now? If weather permits, fill a backpack with nutritious snacks and head for one of the area’s beautiful parks or trails. Close in proximity, take on a short hike or spend the entire day with a picnic lunch. more


It's Ice Cream Season! With summer weather coming to a close there are still many ice cream parlors in the Greater Rochester area open and waiting for you. So gather the kids and be sure to get out to at least one of these delicious places for a scoo more


Anderson Alley Artists

Anderson Alley artists Judy & Peter Gohringer

Introduce your kids to our City’s great places to enjoy art. Spark their inner creativity and show them all styles of art. Make a day of it traveling from one studio to another or spread it out over several weekends. more


Lions and tigers and bears—oh my! You and your kids can see them all. . . and then some. . . at numerous locations in the Rochester/Buffalo area. Animals of all sizes and are available to meet. more


What were homes in Rochester like years ago? Many well-known homes have been preserved and are available for you and your family and friends to tour. Dating back to the early 20th Century, these homes depict how people lived. more

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Underground Railroad

Onondaga Historical Association, Syracuse

The Rochester area and the local churches have a rich history and had played a significant role in the fight for freedom. To learn more about the history of the Underground Railroad take your family on a virtual tour or visit some of the stops. more


Looking for some new family activities to do with your child with special needs? Sometimes you just want to go out for an evening or afternoon of fun. Here are a few suggestions. more


The Rochester area offers so much water fun! When your kids start begging...let's get wet this summer, don't fret! Grab the beach towels, sun screen, flip flops and head out to these fun water parks and spray parks while the sun is shining. more

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Rochester Public Market

Public Market, Rochester

A trip to the farm market offers you and your family the freshest produce for a healthy diet but it's also a wonderful opportunity to learn how these fruits and vegetables are grown. more


Grandparents, I’m sure I don’t have to tell you how important you are to your grandchild(ren). You are so much more than an occasional babysitter. You teach without it even seeming like you are, and your wisdom is soaked up ..... more


Luckily for those of us in Upstate New York, there’s no better way to learn about cheese production than by exploring the Finger Lakes Cheese Trail. more


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