10 Things to Do in Pittsford That You Shouldn't Miss

October 19, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Pittsford in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Bodies of Water. Discover best things to do in Pittsford with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Pittsford

1. Erie Canal

Fairport, NY +1 800-422-6254
Excellent
70%
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4.5 based on 187 reviews

Erie Canal

The superhighway of pre-Civil War America, this marvel of human engineering and labor, built from Albany to Buffalo, opened up America's frontier to the west.

Reviewed By Shirley E - Fairport, New York

I love living within walking distance of the historic Erie Canal in the village of Fairport. The path along the canal is great for walking or cycling. The path is paved and well lit at night. Enjoyable to walk the path anytime of year. An added bonus is the variety of restaurants and shops in close proximity to the canal.

2. Mendon Ponds Park

Clover St, Pittsford, NY +1 585-753-7275
Excellent
72%
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4.5 based on 136 reviews

Mendon Ponds Park

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Mendon Ponds Park is our favorite park in all of Monroe County. Hiking, walking the dog, canoeing, kayaking, snowshoeing, sledding, cross-country skiing, watching birds or the stars, picnicking, leaf peeping--this park has it all!! My husband and I love Mendon Ponds Park so much that we moved to be closer to it.

3. Eastview Mall

7979 Pittsford-Victor Road (Route 96), Victor, NY 14564 +1 585-223-4420
Excellent
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4.5 based on 143 reviews

Eastview Mall

Reviewed By DrWillie - Rochester, NY

Right up there with Nordstrom's in service and selection. Wife just came back and couldn't stop talking about the service people. She also bought a very expensive shawl, but the whole thing was worth it. Can't understand why the other places have forgotten that service sells. Great store, we'll be back.

4. Tinker Nature Park

1525 Calkins Rd, 1525 Calkins Rd, 14534-2719, Henrietta, Finger Lakes, New York, Henrietta, NY 14534-2719 +1 585-359-7044
Excellent
73%
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

Tinker Nature Park

Reviewed By UpstateNyGrandma11 - upstate ny

This park has family-friendly trails. Be aware that they do not allow dogs in the park. However, wild life is all around. We saw many geese and deer in close proximity to the trail as we walked. The highlight for children age 3-8 or so are the 22 fairy houses built into the trees at child's eye level as you progress along the path toward the playground and gazebo/pond. We had lots of fun finding them and my 7 year old granddaughter was thrilled to take a picture of each one as we discovered it. We were there on a 45 degree Sunday afternoon and saw about ten other people during our entire two hours there. It was very peaceful. You can go at your own pace. Bikes are not allowed but strollers and wheelchairs are and the main paths are readily accessible for either. Great picnic spots for warmer weather and plenty of benches to sit and watch the wildlife in the treed areas.

5. The Strong National Museum of Play

1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY 14607-3941 +1 585-263-2700
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong is a highly interactive, collections-based museum devoted to the history and exploration of play. It is one of the largest history museums in the United States and one of the leading museums serving families. The Strong houses the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of historical materials related to play and is home to the International Center for the History of Electronic Games, the National Toy Hall of Fame, the World Video Game Hall of Fame, the Brian Sutton-Smith Library and Archives of Play, the Woodbury School, and the American Journal of Play. Together, these enable a multifaceted array of research, exhibition, and other interpretive and educational activities that serve a diverse audience of adults, families, children, students, teachers, scholars, collectors, and others around the globe.

Reviewed By Elizabeth M - Chittenango, New York

My 6-year old loves the Museum of Play so we try to visit it once or twice a year. I always aim to visit during a week day when the museum is not so busy, but that is not always the case. This time we...MoreThank you for taking the time to provide such a thoughtful review. We are delighted to hear that you were able to enjoy all of our exhibits. We hope you will be back soon!

6. Painting with a Twist

1276 Fairport Rd, Fairport, NY 14450-1332 +1 585-267-7002
Excellent
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5 based on 90 reviews

Painting with a Twist

This is a great place to have fun with your friends, or meet new friends; relax or just let your hair down and be you; or simply discover your inner artist. Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and paint along with our artist to create your own work of art that you will take home at the end of the evening.Class Prices: $35 per person for a 2 hour class and $45 per person for a 3 hour class. Family Day and Senior's Day are $25 per person for a 2 hour class.

Reviewed By Karen P - Fairport, New York

Whether you go solo or with a group, Painting with a Twist is great fun. Experienced or not, you have the opportunity to complete a painting in one visit...and you can bring wine and snacks to enjoy during your session. This organization will also block out a time for a private party of 10 or more participants. Cost which includes instruction and all materials needed is very reasonable. Give it a try!

They can also host a children's party (no wine permitted)!

7. Flower City Food Tours

10 Schoen Pl, Between Aladdin's Mediterranean Eatery and the Game Gamut/Lock 32 Brewery, Pittsford, NY 14534-2026
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5 based on 31 reviews

Flower City Food Tours

3 hour walking food tours in 2 unique and vibrant neighborhoods...Pittsford and Park Avenue. Enjoy tastings from 7-8 delicious eateries and specialty shops. Points of interest are highlighted between each and every tasty bite. Tours run in Pittsford Village/Schoen Place Thursdays and Saturdays from 11am-2pm and in the popular and trendy neighborhood of Park Avenue onWednesdays from 11am-2pm and Sundays 2pm-5:15pm thru November.

Reviewed By Sharon R - Rochester, New York

Took a friend who was visiting from out of town on a food tour of Pittsford and we had a blast. Our guide was knowledgable and fun, and we had plenty to taste at 6 locations.Sharon, So great to host you....glad you had as much fun as I did taking you through the tastes of Pittsford...it was fun spending time with you!

8. Mount Hope Cemetery

1133 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2950 +1 585-428-7999
Excellent
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4.5 based on 410 reviews

Mount Hope Cemetery

Mount Hope, dedicated in 1838, is America's first municipal Victorian Cemetery. Set in a picturesque landscape shaped by retreating glaciers, the cemetery contains priceless pieces of art and rare horticultural specimens. It is the final resting place of many dignified and internationally known individuals, including Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, and is on the National Park Services National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Mount Hope is listed in the New York State Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places as part of the Mt. Hope/Highland Preservation District, featuring 83 mausoleums, soaring Egyptian obelisks, a Florentine cast-iron fountain, two stone chapels in the Gothic Revival style, a Moorish gazebo, a Victorian Gothic gatehouse, and infinitely varied tombstones marking 350,000 graves across 196 acres.

Reviewed By Ontheroadsince64 - Talkeetna, Alaska

What a beautiful old cemetery, the first of this type, with winding roads and walking paths. The gravesites, statues and landscaping are all interesting, but the best part is the way people today are using it for walks, exercise (we saw a yoga class outside one building), and general enjoyment. Gravesites of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass are here, among others. The map could be better marked -- we accidentally drove down a lane that was non-motorized only. Without signs posted, or any indication on map, it was impossible to realize til we got to bottom of hill where posts preventing a vehicle from entering were located.

9. Sam Patch Erie Canal tour

12 Schoen Pl, Pittsford, NY 14534-2026
Excellent
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4.5 based on 80 reviews

Sam Patch Erie Canal tour

90-minute Public Cruises are provided daily on Sam Patch, a historic packet boat replica, departing from Schoen Place in Pittsford, NY.Traveling the routes of America’s early settlers, We provide uniquely authentic canal cruising experiences for visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the signature Erie Canal Experience of traveling through a century old lock.

Reviewed By darjeelingfan - Rochester, New York

My husband and Have taken the Sam Patch Canal Tour several times and enjoyed it very much. We recently took out-of-town guests on a Saturday afternoon 4:00 PM tour and were miserable for the whole trip. We sat next to a large group of adults who talked (not about the canal ride but about personal things) in VERY loud voices for the entire trip. It was impossible to hear the tour guide explain the history of the canal, and the workings of the lock we went through--- and that's one of the most interesting aspects of the tour. What the group sitting next to us was there for, I have no idea, as they hardly looked around at the canal, or stopped talking. There were also several young children who kept running up and down the aisle between seats. I love kids and understand it's hard for them to just sit still, but their constant running and back and forth was distracting. Instead of a lovely peaceful late-afternoon cruise of the canal, our experience turned out to be totally stressful, with no chance to enjoy the beauty of the canal. I probably wouldn't go back.

10. Highland Park

171 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2728 +1 585-753-7275
Excellent
73%
Good
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4.5 based on 438 reviews

Highland Park

The annual Lilac Festival is the most popular event on the calendar here, one of the country's oldest city arboretums.

Reviewed By T6409MPjenniferg - Middleburg Heights

I enjoy going here more in the winter for sledding! However the park is beautiful and very relaxing to walk around in the spinr/fall and summer months. The lilac festival is also nice that they have here in the spring

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