Rochester is the birthplace of snapshot photography, the place where George Eastman founded Kodak. Amateur photographers continue to flock to the area to this day to capture the natural beauty of the city and its surrounds. Located in the Finger Lakes region, Rochester borders Lake Ontario to the city’s north and is split by the Genesee River, which flows through and tumbles over into three waterfalls in the middle of town. Rochester is also a canal city, with the Erie Canal running along its borders. Its waterways are an essential part of the city’s history and continues to be a draw for historians and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The natural beauty of the region draws in hikers and photographers looking to enjoy the region’s verdant summers. There’s enough to see to justify an overnight stay. Book a lakefront cabin or a cottage with mountain view to make the most of your summer visit to Rochester.