Planning on visiting Rochester for the event? Read on for an introduction to Ellison Park and our hometown, Rochester NY!
Within its 447 acres, Ellison Park has the beauty of natural woodlands combined with picturesque hillsides and the level flood plain of the Irondequoit Creek running through the center of the park. The natural arena-type background creates a perfect setting for spectators as the majority of the course is designed on the park’s main slope directly in front of the finish line. Racers compete on a course that is both diverse and challenging as it gains about 60 meters in elevation per lap but is also 80% viewable to spectators from the finish line area.
Rochester, New York:
As the Northwestern gateway to New York’s Finger lakes, Rochester is part of a splendid region ranked by Money Magazine as one of the 10 “best places to vacation,” and called a “serendipitous and surprising getaway” by USA Today. So, we’ll boast a little more-recently, Expansion Management Magazine ranked Rochester as number one among metropolitan areas having the best Quality of Life in the Nation. In addition, Places Rated Almanac ranked Rochester as the sixth best place to live in America in its just released 25th anniversary edition.
Once you arrive in Rochester, you’ll be delighted at your discoveries. Its people and places live up to their top rankings for friendliness, family fun and memorable getaways. Rochester is a mid-size city that maintains a small-town feeling, and it’s easy to get around by car or public transportation. (Note: all city buses have bike racks).
Famous sites blend with charming neighborhoods and historic canal towns to create a mosaic of attractions to visit. Our museums are first rate-displaying everything from the Berenstain Bears to Ansel Adams-and festivals of all kinds are plentiful. Explore Rochester at the High Falls, a 96-ft. urban waterfall, or via downtown self-guided tours. Cruise, bike or hike, on the original Erie Canal path while visiting great restaurants, shops and quaint villages along the way.