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02/28/2013 03:52:38 PM · #1
So me, the significant other and if his school agrees my 5yr old ejo shall be attending a wedding in Rochester ny, between the 5th and 19th June, and then the other daughter gets married in October at Belhurst (thanks equist) castle so we'll be back for two more weeks sans the kinder :)

So what shall we see, do places to go be in rochester till the wedding on the 9th etc flying into Toronto and planning on 4 days in New York as well and maybe 2-3 days in Toronto before we fly back on the June stint.

Been a few years since I was on the east coast

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02/28/2013 04:03:04 PM · #2
Awesome! It just so happens that I will also be in NY the weekend of 6/9! If all works out, we might actually meet! I don't know the first thing about Rochester, but you simply can do no wrong in NY. Just stick your camera out the window and press the shutter button.
02/28/2013 04:10:08 PM · #3
Rochester isn't that far from Niagra Falls....also the finger lakes are pretty close...both cool places.
02/28/2013 04:13:45 PM · #4
Letchworth State Park is about an hour south of Rochester - it's known as the Grand Canyon on the east - Genesee River runs thru it. Spectacular place especially at the bottom end of the park.
02/28/2013 04:21:43 PM · #5
I'm not far from Rochester, and I'd echo the recommendations of Letchworth and the Finger Lakes, especially for the October trip (assuming you meant Belhurst Castle). The leaves will be turning and the Finger Lakes wineries will be in high season. June is a great time as well. If you have the time, come see the waterfalls in Ithaca and Watkins Glen. There are some great parks with nice hikes in the area.
02/28/2013 04:35:33 PM · #6
The Clan of Too will be camping those days in Allegeny State Park. Just a couple of hours from Rochester. I will keep an eye on this thread to see where people may land.
02/28/2013 05:35:26 PM · #7
Not heading to the coast for any of those 14 days? And Tangy, you're coming all the way out here and not up to the Cape? :-(
02/28/2013 06:20:05 PM · #8
Awesome!! Definitely Ithaca waterfalls and Watkins Glen are gorgeous!!
02/28/2013 07:02:04 PM · #9
Bear it's definitely on my list to get to the cape on one of the trips if we can :)
02/28/2013 07:38:20 PM · #10
Originally posted by patches:

Letchworth State Park is about an hour south of Rochester - it's known as the Grand Canyon on the east - Genesee River runs thru it. Spectacular place especially at the bottom end of the park.


Letchworth:

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Corbett's Glenn Falls (in the burbs of Rochester)

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03/03/2013 05:18:14 PM · #11
Johanna we will miss you, not in New York City till the 12th in Rochester till then gonna hire a truck though do a bit of sightseeing wedding stuff allowing. Then flying to NYC having 4 nights in the Kimberly in NYC then flying to Toronto

I've been to New York before but not for years well more that 14 years actually so guess gonna do all the sites we can, gotta meet up with friends in west orange if time allows welcome to any suggestions

Then onto Toronto any suggestion welcome for where to stay what to see

Next gotta think what gear to take the old kit bag packing conundrum :)
03/03/2013 05:56:26 PM · #12
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Not heading to the coast for any of those 14 days? And Tangy, you're coming all the way out here and not up to the Cape? :-(


We have a family commitment, then might be heading SOUTH to DC for a couple of days, so it would be impossible, Bear :-( However, if things change, you'll be the first to know. Will you be around that weekend/week?

Giles, we'll just have to try a gtg in the Old World....
03/03/2013 08:25:18 PM · #13
I live in Rochester, perhaps we can arrange a GTG and I can get you to a few spots around town.
03/03/2013 08:49:56 PM · #14
Giles, I live in Ottawa but have been to Toronto many many times. A nice hotel is the Weston Harbour Front but it is on the price side of things. The Delta Chelsea is also good and a little more affordable. As for things to do The St. Lawrence Market has been voted the best market in the world, The Distillery Historic District is also a great place to see. I bet your son would love The Toronto Zoo and the pandas are arriving this spring!
03/03/2013 11:17:58 PM · #15
During those dates we'll be visiting Montreal, Kingston, Toronto, Buffalo so we should be in the general area. I'll keep an eye on this thread. We are hoping to go Bear hunting the week before.
03/04/2013 01:19:11 PM · #16
Once I figure out how close Rochester is to Ogdensburg, I can come Stateside for a gtg...or if you're coming to Canada too (have to see other thread) can catch up with you en route :-)
03/04/2013 05:57:42 PM · #17
Originally posted by snaffles:

Once I figure out how close Rochester is to Ogdensburg, I can come Stateside for a gtg...or if you're coming to Canada too (have to see other thread) can catch up with you en route :-)


Ballpark.. Ogdensburg to Rochester is something like 330 kms... if you want to meet, call me and uncle Raymee will gladly drive you there.

Ray
03/04/2013 07:16:28 PM · #18
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by snaffles:

Once I figure out how close Rochester is to Ogdensburg, I can come Stateside for a gtg...or if you're coming to Canada too (have to see other thread) can catch up with you en route :-)


Ballpark.. Ogdensburg to Rochester is something like 330 kms... if you want to meet, call me and uncle Raymee will gladly drive you there.

Ray


Really? You'd drive me all the way to Rochester for a gtg?! WOOHOOOOOO!!!! That would be killer, Uncle Raymee! Of course hopefully you're taking pics too and not just chauffeuring me around :-) and as the OTHER Canon-toting redhead in my life doesn't have a passport, well...think of all the no-good we could get up to ;-)
03/05/2013 02:29:49 AM · #19
i'll be in toronto for 3 days as well before we fly home, but not sure how much time im going to have this time rd as gotta my 4 yr old gonna try show him lots.

new york zoo or toronto zoo for him?

03/05/2013 02:46:31 AM · #20
RE Toronto: Lunch or a beer in the CN Tower is highly recommended - spent several hours on my birthday there getting plastered. Great glass floor up there too if you brave enough to walk across it.

And if you want to stay in a really cool hotel you can't get cooler than the Drake in Toronto

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03/05/2013 05:38:21 AM · #21
Originally posted by Giles_uk:

i'll be in toronto for 3 days as well before we fly home, but not sure how much time im going to have this time rd as gotta my 4 yr old gonna try show him lots.

A 4-year-old on a plane for 8 hours. Sounds like fun.
03/05/2013 02:26:31 PM · #22
Originally posted by JH:

Originally posted by Giles_uk:

i'll be in toronto for 3 days as well before we fly home, but not sure how much time im going to have this time rd as gotta my 4 yr old gonna try show him lots.

A 4-year-old on a plane for 8 hours. Sounds like fun.


i have a very well behaved little boy and 2 iPads :) hehe hes flown before and loved it
03/05/2013 06:16:14 PM · #23
the 1st time I flew to England I was in 1st grade. I loved the flight...It was the whole experience. Put him next to the window. He will love it.
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