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Walkability in Rochester: Where Can and Can’t You Walk?

April 15th, 2024
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Walking is one of the best ways to improve your health, and it’s totally free to do as well. Keep in mind that the latest data, according to the CDC, estimates that 28.7 million, or 8.7% of the population in America was diagnosed with diabetes in 2019. With regular exercise, you can lower your chances of getting ill or find it easier to manage a chronic illness that you may be having. If you live in Rochester, you may be wondering about where you can walk and where you can’t. This information can help you take the best care of your health and stay safe while you explore various areas around your home. Here’s a handy guide to help you figure out where you can walk and where you can’t walk in Rochester.

The Eerie Canal Trail

One of the best places to walk in Rochester is along the Eerie Canal trail. There are a number of attractions here, with the system consisting of four canals and up to 16 bridges. The Eerie Canal itself passes through Oneida Lake, which is a national landmark. Clearly, there’s a lot to see and experience along the Eerie Canal. This is a great place to take a walk if you’d like to also enjoy water sports like boating, kayaking, canoeing, and sailboarding.

There are also various land-based sports that you can take part in if you prefer, such as biking and hiking. This area is great for recreation, so you may want to schedule other activities for another day. These activities are things like shopping and visiting your doctor, which is advisable to do once a year. That said, you can also walk to your doctor’s appointment if you’re around the East and Southeast parts of the city, where there are a number of businesses.

Cobb’s Hill

Cobb’s Hill is one of the other areas in Rochester where you can go for a walk. There are amazing neighborhoods around here and some amazing places to visit. There are also beautiful parks in proximity, which are another one of the attractions that you could benefit from visiting as far as health and safety are concerned. By walking around to visit these places, you can keep fit and also lower the chances that you could get involved in an accident.

Keep in mind that when someone suffers an injury from a car accident, it typically takes several months to fully assess the true extent of their injuries. If you’ve already been involved in an accident, and you know this, it may be all the more reason why you may be better off walking. Keep in mind that you can also be prescribed to take regular walks as part of your treatment if you’ve suffered an injury. That said, it’s a good idea to find out about the specific areas where you can go for a walk whenever you like.

Neighborhood of the Arts

Another one of the best places to walk in Rochester is the Neighborhood of the Arts. There’s a thriving art and culture scene in this area, with museums, art galleries, and even auditoriums. If you want to enjoy the scenery and get the most out of the art and cultural diversity in Rochester, this is one of the best places to walk through.

Lyle Avenue and Jay St. Area

As for the places where it’s not a good idea to walk, these are two examples. These areas tend to not be well-lit at night and may have a lot of foot traffic during the day. If you don’t know your way around Rochester, you may take a turn and end up in an area you’d much rather not be in. For your safety, it’s best to avoid the whole block south of Norton from St. Paul to Portland.

These are some of the places where you can walk in Rochester and one that’s best to avoid. This can make it safer for you to enjoy your walk and have a great experience. As a result, you’re assured of enjoying the walks that you take and getting back home healthy and whole.


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Why Walking Is the Choice of Eco-Conscious Commuters

March 26th, 2024
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For those who want to take advantage of walking, there are some good eco-conscious decisions you can make in the city of Rochester and surrounding areas. There are great benefits that impact your wallet, your health, and others in your environment. If you want to know how walking can truly be economical and environmental, keep reading for more information.

More Cost-Effective

The best thing about walking everywhere is how much it costs. It is economically efficient because you don’t have any transportation costs to worry about. This means no parking fees, no passes for public transportation, no monthly car payments, and also no monthly maintenance. You also decrease the energy that you spend at home by taking a longer walk. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heat loss and heat gain through windows are responsible for 20-35% of residential energy use. You also don’t have to spend a lot of time stuck in traffic, wasting time on a long commute. This is ideal for those who live in cities like Rochester.

Reduces Fumes In The Environment

When you opt to walk everywhere and you don’t own a car for transportation, then you’re not releasing unwanted fumes into the environment. This means that you’re helping control part of the pollution issue that has been developing in these large areas like Rochester, and causing harmful effects on the local ecosystem. Birds, pets, and other wildlife in the area have cleaner air and water because you decided to give up driving a car everywhere you go.

Reduces Needs For Parking Lots

When you decide against driving a car in your community, you save the need for additional parking lots. If more people adopted this practice in areas that are large like Rochester, there wouldn’t be a lot of need for additional parking. According to Concrete Financial Insights, 9.4 billion cubic meters of concrete were produced in 2021 which means more heat and less natural environment.  The more you walk, more of the natural environment can be embraced and you can do what you need for your local community. More community parks can be embraced, as well as more green space and gardens for locals in the area to enjoy. 

Encourage Physical Health

When you spend your time walking, you are also environmentally conscious of your own health. Walking and getting in your daily steps will help you with your physical health and what you need to stay heart-healthy. Walking is good for your entire body, and it’s something that you should consider doing anyway. Another health benefit of walking is the way you feel as you walk. You have this opportunity to clear your mind and focus on the path you need to take, which can be relaxing. You’ll also find that your body releases more endorphins over time, making you more happy from the steady walks.

Keep in mind that you’re actually safer when you’re walking. Every year thousands of Americans are injured in motorcycle accidents, and over 1,000 of those people die from their injuries. This is one less thing you have to worry about when walking.

Reduces Public Transportation

If you want to add another environmentally friendly bonus to walking in Rochester, consider the decreased need for public transportation if everyone starts walking more or walking everywhere. Because you’re walking everywhere in town, you’re one less person who needs to purchase a pass and be an accommodation for public transportation in town. This reduces the amount of trolleys, buses, and trains that are found in some places. By adopting this practice, the impact these vehicles are having on the environment would decrease significantly, and there would be a change in many of these environments everywhere.

Keep Up The Walking

If you’re interested in walking and want to keep improving the local environment, then make sure you invest in some good walking shoes and continue carrying yourself around Rochester. There isn’t a need to add the extra stress of a vehicle on yourself or the environment, that is just trying to thrive in its natural habitat. You want to be able to enjoy the area and know that you’re being a benefit to it, your health, and your wallet, all at the same time.


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How Do Rochesterians Care for Their Vehicles?

March 13th, 2024
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If you live in Rochester or have recently moved to the area, then you may notice that the vehicles on the road vary in age, with some being older and some being new, but not brand new. This is because Rochesterians are known for taking good care of their vehicles so that they can last and they can get the most out of them over time. According to Porch Group Media, the average length of owning new and used vehicles has increased by 60% in the last 10 years. Below are ways they maintain their vehicles and you should, also, for best performance.

Keep Up With Oil Changes

One of the best things that you can do with any vehicle is to maintain oil changes periodically. Most oil changes are required between 3,000 and 5,000 miles for traditional gas vehicles. Those who own diesel vehicles can push this maintenance a little further. As you accumulate more miles on your vehicle, you’ll want to adjust your oil changes to services that target high mileage for engine protection.

Manage Tire Rotations

Being able to get the most out of your tires is also very important, so you want to have tire rotations on your vehicle regularly. In most cases, this is done with the oil change, and it allows the technician to check on the life of the tire and their current condition. If you need new tires for your vehicle, then you’ll be notified right away and they can even help you determine which tires are the right size. What you want to do is avoid any accidents. According to Just Great Lawyers, more than 2.3 million people are sent to the hospital because of motor vehicle-related injuries, and those can be related to tire conditions.

Winterize Vehicles

Since Rochester can see some pretty wet and cold winters, you must winterize your vehicle when you take it in for service in the fall. If you need to have snow tires put in, then your auto shop can do that for you. They’ll also add anti-freeze and other liquids that will protect your engine when the temperatures get below freezing. This is also the time to check the life of your battery. If it’s starting to go downhill, then you’ll want to replace it before the winter so you aren’t left stranded in the cold when your car won’t start.

High Mileage Service

Once your vehicle gets around 75,000 miles, 100,000 miles, and 150,000 miles, there are some services that you need your auto shop to do so that your engine, transmission, and other systems are protected. They will provide ample tune-ups at this time that include engine coil replacements and spark plug changes. These will lose power over time due to corrosion and natural wear and tear. What you don’t want to do is let them sit for long periods of time misfiring, or it could cause some issues in the engine.

Annual Inspection

It’s vital to the health of your vehicle that you do at least one full annual inspection each year. During those 30 points or more inspections, technicians will look at everything under the engine bay, the cabin, the undercarriage, and your tires. According to Energy Education, the driveshaft absorbs movements, allowing two separate parts to move without breaking drive train components in the process, which is something they will look for. They are looking to see if anything is wearing down too fast and needs to be replaced immediately. You’ll get a full report after they do the inspection to let you know what needs to be changed and what they did.

Make Sure You Care For Your Vehicle

If you’re new to the Rochester area or planning to move there soon, then make sure you find an auto shop in the area that you like and trust. You’ll need them to help keep your vehicles going throughout all the weather that the area experiences. A good auto shop with regular service will save you from having to replace your vehicle before it’s time.


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5 Ways Small Businesses Can Get More Locals in the Door

February 8th, 2024
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As a local business, it’s vital to invest in your local community and strive to gain your local customers. These customers are at the core of your customer base and are the reason that your business can continue throughout the year during slower seasons or when the economy takes a hit. There are several ways that you can invest in your local customers and get more of them through your door, using the tips below.

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Turn a Shipping Container Into Your Personalized Yoga Studio

January 22nd, 2024
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Yoga is a great practice for people who want to boost their health and start living their best life. That said, you may not have the time to head to a nearby yoga studio, or you might simply prefer to have one at home. If this is the case, you can get one by converting a shipping container into a personalized yoga studio. Outlined below are some of the tips that you can use to do this.

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Keeping Your Construction Site Safe From Theft

January 18th, 2024
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If you have a construction site in Rochester, one of your priorities should be keeping it safe from vandals and criminals. This is a great way for you to avoid having to deal with issues like loss and other complications that may come up in an unsecured site. Here are a few of the ways in which you can keep your construction site safe from theft so that you get the best outcome when all is said and done.

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7 Reasons to Take Walks Around Rochester While Pregnant

December 19th, 2023
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Experiencing pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life, especially for women who have wanted to start a family for quite some time. If you are pregnant while living in Rochester, taking walks can help bring clarity and spark ideas that involve planning for the care of your child in the future. Knowing the benefits of taking walks around Rochester while you’re pregnant will allow you to make the most of your time before bringing your new baby into the world.

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8 Things to Keep In Mind While Moving to Rochester, NY

December 4th, 2023
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Are you planning to move to another state with your family? Statistics show one-third of people who are renters will move each year. If you’re not already considering Rochester, NY, there are many reasons you should do so. Here are some of the reasons why you should make Rochester your next home:

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4 Reasons to Remodel Your Kitchen

November 28th, 2023
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The kitchen is one of the most popular spaces in any house to remodel, and there are a number of great reasons why this is the case. You can benefit immensely if you get a great renovation done, which can be achieved with the help of qualified professionals. If you’re wondering whether to go ahead with your kitchen remodel or do something else instead, here are four good reasons why it’s a great idea for you to remodel your kitchen.

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4 Things To Keep an Eye on As Your Child Gets Older

November 20th, 2023
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Raising kids can be a complicated project, especially if you don’t have any idea where to begin and what to do. That said, there are a few important things that you need to keep in mind as your child gets older. This can help you avoid a number of issues that could lead to trouble and expenses for you down the road. Here are four of these things to help you have an easier time keeping watch over your child as they get older.

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Opinion: How Can We Prevent Drunk Driving in Rochester, NY?

November 2nd, 2023
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Preventing drunk driving in Rochester, or any community for that matter, is an essential safety measure. According to the Department of Transportation, there are around 1.4 billion cars in the United States. Drunk driving is blamed for over 37 deaths every day in the United States. Prevention programs to stop drunk driving save lives. Here are some of the ways Rochester can get the problem under control.

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8 Fun Things to Do Next Time You Visit Rochester, NY

September 26th, 2023
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If you’re looking for a great vacation destination, try Rochester, NY. Sometimes called the ‘Young Lion of the West,’ Rochester played a significant role in U.S. history. Known as the home of photography pioneer George Eastman, the city also offers breathtaking scenery and warm hospitality. Don’t miss these attractions when you visit:

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4 Tips for Starting a Community Garden in Rochester

August 21st, 2023
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A community garden is an important part of any community that’s willing to start and maintain one. This is because it can provide fresh foodstuffs and vegetables to the community. It also avails an amazing opportunity for people to enjoy spending time outdoors doing something positive. If you’d like to start one, take a look at the tips below which can help you start a community garden that’s going to thrive and improve your community immensely.

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Why Remodel Your Rochester Home This Year?

August 18th, 2023
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Don’t wait until everything falls apart in your Rochester home before thinking about remodeling. According to Earth Web, in the U.S., about 80% of homes are at least two decades old and hence require remodeling and proper improvements. As a homeowner, prioritize professional maintenance annually and remodeling every ten to twenty years to keep your home in great shape. Other than age, there are more reasons to consider a home remodel. Here are five!

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7 Things to Know Before Moving to Rochester, NY

August 7th, 2023
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Rochester is a beautiful and charming city based in Upstate New York. It’s a destination steeped in culture featuring museums, art galleries, performance arts, jazz music, and education, and is known as the “birthplace of amateur photography.” Rochester is also fondly known as the city of flowers because it’s home to magnificently beautiful lilac flowers, with the first bush planted in the 1890s. Today, Rochester also celebrates the much-anticipated annual Lilac Festival.

If you’re looking to move, today’s article discusses some things to know before relocating to Rochester, New York.

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What You Need to Know About Buying a Home in Rochester, NY

July 18th, 2023
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Urbanization has led to increased interest in purchasing homes. While finding the right house, you should know that the process takes time and involves a lot of decisions. First, you’ll need to work with your lender to know the mortgage you qualify for. You should find a reputable real estate agent to help you choose a house matching your mortgage requirements.

Even after selecting a suitable home for your family, a home inspector’s help is necessary as they’ll check for underlying problems that might make the house unlivable. To help you better navigate the homeownership journey in Rochester, here are essential tips you should know.

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4 Reasons to Consider Taking a Walk Around Rochester With Your Partner

July 5th, 2023
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Did you know that, on average, Americans argue about 19 times a month? If the stress of life and work is starting to take a toll on your relationship, consider grabbing your partner and taking a relaxing walk around Rochester, New York to bond and reconnect outdoors. The city provides beautiful historical and natural walking paths, as well as one-of-a-kind experiences, and this list will provide you with unique ideas of where to walk and what to see in the city. Make sure you wear comfy shoes!

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4 Reasons to Volunteer at a Community Garden in Rochester

June 30th, 2023
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Community gardens offer an amazing opportunity to spend time outdoors and benefit from getting some vitamin D. They’re also amazing because they serve the whole community. That said, volunteering at a community garden in Rochester can be beneficial to not just you, but to the whole community as a whole. Here are four other reasons why it’s a great idea for you to volunteer at a community garden as you’re going to reap a number of benefits.

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9 Tips for People With Disabilities Exploring Rochester, NY

June 30th, 2023
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Rochester, New York, is a beautiful city with a very rich cultural heritage and many interesting and fun attractions. Exploring a new city can be challenging, though, especially for individuals with disabilities.

To create a better experience for people with disabilities when they are visiting Rochester, check out the tips for people with disabilities exploring Rochester, NY below.

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Moving to Rochester? Here’s What You Should Know

June 13th, 2023
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Are you considering a move to Rochester, New York? With its rich history, vibrant arts scene, and close-knit community, Rochester offers a unique and welcoming environment for residents. Before you pack your bags, here’s what you should know about this charming city.

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