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Rochester's Top Free Urban and Suburban Walking Tours

Rochester's High Falls from walking tour-Many people enjoy hiking in the wilderness and communing with nature, but for those who prefer a more urban path that mixes architecture and history with the occasional retail or refreshment stop, here's Beyond the Nest's list of some of the top free and self-guided walking tours around Rochester. Most are perfect for individuals or small groups. In some cases, you'll want to download a pdf in advance when you have access to a printer and for others, your mobile phone will work perfectly.  Whichever you choose, wear comfortable shoes, dress for the weather, and enjoy!

  • Tour Rochester's Public Market (for Groups) - Schedule a tour for your group of the fascinating Rochester Public Market on any Thursday from mid-April through the end of October between the hours of 9 AM and 1 PM. Although many of their tours are geared toward school groups, they're happy to customize a tour for an adult audience. For more information or to schedule a free tour, call 585.325.5058 or email

  • Landmark Walking Tours of Rochester - Visit the Landmark Society's Walking Tour page and download a pdf or access a mobile version of one of their historic self-guided tours of Center City, the Hundred Acre Tract, the Brown's Race/High Falls Area, the Southern Gateways, the Liberty Pole and East City Loop Tour or the East End and Cultural District Tour.

  • Corn Hill Wellness Trail - Click the link to download a pdf of the Historic Corn Hill Wellness Trail, which guides you to 10 locations throughout the neighborhood that highlight the historic and cultural treasures that make Corn Hill one of Rochester’s most unique neighborhoods.

  • Fairport and Perinton Walking Tour - Click the link to download a pdf of a map that highlights close to 60 historic, geographic and architectural points of interest within the canal communities of Perinton and Fairport

  • A Self-Guided Walking Tour of Pittsford, NY - Click the link to download a pdf of a map that will take you on a self-guided tour of one of Rochester's charming canal towns complete with 25 stopping points.

  • Village of Pittsford Walking Tour Map - Access the link here with your mobile phone for an interactive walking tour of over 65 locations of interest within the Village of Pittsford.

  • GPS My City: Religious Tour of Rochester -  Download an app that turns your phone or mobile device into a personal tour guide that walks you through the religious legacy of Rochester's most recognized churches. You can also print out a map by clicking on the link.
  • Something's Afoot, Free Guided Walking Tour - A free guided walking tour of Rochester's Neighborhood of the Arts