An early fall: get out and enjoy the outdoors

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You may have noticed that it's been a little cooler this summer. At times, it's even felt like September or early October during what are usually the hottest of the summer months, July and August.

Well get ready, because we're going to see the leaves change a bit sooner this year. Spotted on the perimeter of Mount Hope Cemetery, a maple tree half colored in reds, yellows, and orange hues already.

Related Post: Mt. Hope Cemetery: a place of history

Make sure you plan your calendar for this early fall. Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year here in Rochester, and you don't want to miss all the foliage colors. Amidst the beautiful rainbow of colors you'll want to enjoy our city with these popular upcoming events:

Clothesline Festival, September 6th-7th: Browse the hundred's of artists amidst the greenery of the Memorial Art Gallery's lawn.

Greentopia Fest, September 12th-13th: Visit one of the most beautiful and amazing sights in the city, our own gorge and falls in the heart of downtown, and make sure see this year's new shows, "FireFall at the Gorge" and the Gorge light show, all for FREE!

Fringe Festival, September 18th-27th: Centered around the heart of downtown's East Ave, Gibbs Street, and many other popular city locations, the Fringe Fest drew over 50,000 people to the city in just its 3rd year of running. You won't want to miss autumn in the park, "Tricycle" by Circus Orange, a show that combines pyrotechnics, circus acts, street theatre, dance, and special effects -  all FREE!

Rochester River Romance, October 3rd-5th: Fall in love with the Genesee River and all it has to offer our community at this weekend event. Early October is a perfect time to see the colors and hopefully still feel some of the year's last breath of warmth. Don't miss a shuttle ride on the historic Mary Jemison Boat that will take you a short trip up and down the Genesee for only $3!

Warner Castle 50th Anniversary, September 24th: Lastly, you'll want to see this impressive display of history, architecture, and landscape design all in one at this 19th Century home built for Horatio Gates Warner. $12 will get you a tour of the facility as well as refreshments. This is a city must-see!