What to Do Between Rochester and Cleveland?

Sep 5th, 2016, 09:50 AM
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What to Do Between Rochester and Cleveland?

Can anyone suggest one or two activities along Lake Erie to break up the five-hour drive from Rochester to Cleveland during a late October vacation? Or, perhaps some towns there are charming and worth a stop My husband and I are in our late 60s and enjoy nature, museums, the arts and history. Thank you for your suggestions.
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Sep 5th, 2016, 11:16 AM
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Buffalo has an amazing modern and classic art collection at the Albright Knox Art Museum... Frank Lloyd Wright has a restored masterpiece at the Darwin Martin house... the teddy Roosevelt inauguration site give you a look at the happenings following the McKinley assassination in 1905...

In East Aurora is the home of the arts and crafts movement as well as Vidlers 5 and dime, and some great lunch stops...

Ellicottville is a great village walk around as well as a food stop... the ski area is alive in the fall...

Have fun...
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Sep 5th, 2016, 11:22 AM
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I guess you don't want the obvious -- Niagara Falls.

There are some lakefront beach parks, I can't think of anything that exciting. Ashtabula has an interesting history as a major port and a stop on the underground railroad, they have a museum in the Hubbard House. Not sure they are open in late October, you'd have to check and if you aren't doing this on a weekend, I don't think they are ever open but weekends.


There is the Garfield Historical Center in Mentor which won't be much of a break as it's not that far from Cleveland, but they are open daily and there are some historical exhibits of interest. https://www.nps.gov/jaga/index.htm

You might also consider the Lake County HIstorical society in Painesville, they have a museum and should be open. http://lakehistorycenter.org/museum/
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Sep 5th, 2016, 04:51 PM
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Thank you all for the tips thus far.
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Presque Isle State Park in Erie PA is very nice... there is the Tom Ridge Environmental Center (TREC) before you get to the park entrance. Very educational about nature/the environment. All free admission, nice gift shop, too!
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thanks, SeaF!
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