Rochester, New York also known as both The Flour City and The Flower City, is a city in Monroe County, New York, United States. Rochester is the third largest city in New York State. Rochester is east of Buffalo and west of Syracuse.
There are 11,000 acres of parkland in the Rochester area which provide recreational opportunities during every season of the year.
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Located just over six hours from New York City on the western edge of the Finger Lakes region, Rochester is the third largest city in New York State. More than 1,000 restaurants in the Rochester area prepare food to please any palate. The beautiful Rochester Riverside Convention Center, is scenically positioned over the Genesee River. Many of the hotels throughout downtown are linked to area businesses, restaurants, Midtown Plaza and more than 100 specialty shops by the climate-controlled, enclosed Rochester Skyway system.
Rochester's 100 year old Public Market is located in the heart of the city. Bargains abound on Market Days, which are Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Vendors offer fresh foods, locally grown produce, ethnic delicacies, and specialty items. Special events throughout the year such as Sundays "Greatest Garage Sales Ever", "Flower City Days" and "Homegrown at the Market" add to the excitement. Some of the local parks preserve historical sites and others were created especially for recreation. Cobb's Hill Park between Highland Avenue and Culver Road contains Lake Riley.
The city can be viewed from its hilltop. Upper Falls Park, on the Genesee River off St. Paul Street, has a 100-foot waterfall. Originally used to power the city's flour mills, the falls continue to generate electricity. Monroe County Park at Clover Street and Pond Road is a 2,500-acre park with a natural preserve and self-guided trails. Rochester's contribution to education and technology is evident at the University of Rochester's Laboratory of Laser Energetics, where nuclear fusion research takes place.
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