What to Do On or Close to Park Avenue

It’s no fun moving to a neighborhood with nothing to do. We’ve talked about the stunning parks with all the fun one can have in them, but is there anything else to do on or near Park Avenue when you live in an apartment? http://hannaproperties.com/park-ave/ Of course. Whether you like walking around losing yourself in the artworks on display, communing with nature on the water or amidst greenery, or getting active in a hundred different ways, Park Avenue or Rochester has what you need.

Belhurst Castle and Winery

Lochland Rd., Geneva

Bought, sold, rebought and resold dozens of times since the first purchase from the native Indians, the land the castle sits on has been used primarily for commerce. It began its life as the Ontario Glass Company, the first of its kind west of Albany. It wasn’t until 1810 that the land had a home built on it. For the next 78 years, various people would live in the house that became haunted. From 1888 to 1892, the castle as we know it today https://www.belhurst.com was built using materials imported from Europe.

The present owners opened up one of the outbuildings as a hotel. In 2003, an annex to the castle was built, and it’s this addition that gives visitors a wine-tasting room, spa, ballroom, hotel and restaurants. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Properties.

AVID Indoor Golf and Fitness

3655 West Ridge Rd., Rochester

Snowing? Too cold to go out? It won’t be cold where you’re going, because you’re going to visit AVID Indoor Golf and Fitness. http://avidindoorgolf.com Over 90 of the entire world’s most amazingly designed golf courses are yours to golf. 3D simulation gives you the chance to play these courses, work on your swing and your follow-through. Not many people have used a simulator, but it’s a chance to see how 3D virtual reality feels.

Sam Patch Tour Boat

12 Schoen Pl., Pittsford

Instead of reading history books and watching documentaries, why not try a more fun approach to learning about your new neighborhood? The Sam Patch is a replica of a steam packet. Tour the amazing engineering feat known as the Erie Canal, as you learn how it opened up the state to industry and settlement. Find out what it feels like to pass through a 100 year-old lock. The money made by the non-profit owners of the Sam Patch give area school children a learning experience they’ll never forget.

Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex

2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Rd., Rochester

Learn to ice skate, learn to play ice hockey or just skate in this 170,000 square foot ice area. The building features four NHL sized hockey rinks, half a dozen eateries, a sports shop, Parisi Speed School and the Rochester tourism offices. The building hosts several hockey events and tournaments each year, with many teams country-wide in attendance. It’s located on the Monroe Community College grounds. Drop by and see what sorts of programs are available for the whole family.