Published on October 2nd, 2015 | by I Love Upstate New York


Lake Road to Mt. Hope

History lovers and leaf peepers alike will enjoy a visit to Mount Hope Cemetery in Rochester. The sprawling, historic cemetery has a park-like feel, with paths and signage that lead to historic gravesites of activists such as Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass. Guided tours are available (see website, below). But don’t take the Thruway to Rochester: Get yourself to Sodus Point and take Lake Road (Route 104 West) to Webster. This is a beautiful drive year-round, but the route really shines in the fall. As its name suggests, Lake Road is close to Lake Ontario, a picturesque backdrop to the apple orchards, farmland and grand homes that dot the shoreline. As you arrive in the town of Webster, the road dips and curves under a canopy of trees ablaze with fall colors. Stop at a roadside farmstand and enjoy some of the local produce the area has to offer.

More information:
Sodus Point/Great Sodus Bay
Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester (1133 Mount Hope Ave.)

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This post was featured in the Syracuse New Times

Check out the other parts of our Fall Escape series:
Part One – Thousand Islands Day Trip
Part Two – The Norridgewock
Part Three – Lake Road to Mt. Hope
Part Four – Adirondack Drive
Part Five – Watertown-Area Daytrip
Part Six – Ferry Ride on Lake Champlain
Part Seven – Lake Placid
Part Eight – Sharon Springs
Part Nine – Fulton Chain Lakes
Part Ten – Autumn Falls

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