Archive for October 10, 2013
The lowest recorded temperature in Rochester NY history was in February of 1934 during which temps dropped to a frightening negative 22 degrees Fahrenheit. Thankfully, winter averages typically span in the low 30s, which is plenty cold enough, but still not as dreadful! With that kind of history in tow (and as autumn descends upon us and winter looms ahead), many locals are wondering what types of activities and things to do in Rochester when the weather gets blistering frigid.
Well, this mid sized city, which is home to more than one million residents, boasts a lot of fun events in Rochester each autumn and winter. The following are a few Rochester NY events and ideas to keep you entertained until next Spring.
- Hockey, Hockey, Hockey!
The Rochester Blue Cross Arena is home turf to the hometown hockey team, the Rochester Americans. More commonly referred to as the Amerks, this American Hockey League team has been cheered on by locals for more than 50 years. T
Nestled just 60 miles south of New Orleans, the community of Venice is something special. It’s known as the “tuna town” of America and is largely supported by commercial fishing, charter boats, and oil field workers. Just west of the Mississippi River, Venice is in the heart of Sportsman’s Paradise, and many an angler has fond stories to tell of adventures in tuna town.
Only 15 miles from the mouth of the river, the continental shelf reaches depths of over 5,000 feet. This area, known as the Mississippi Canyon, is home to many pelagic species and attracts tuna in swarms. The area is largely populated by pelagic species because of the nutrients and sediments dumped into the coastal marshes and the Gulf of Mexico by the mighty Mississippi.
For those interested in catching tuna in the Mississippi River, we’