Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area Guide Book

by Rich & Sue Freeman (Footprint Press)
Take Your Bike Family Rides in the Rochester Area  by Rich & Sue Freeman

288pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 1930480024

Over 300 miles of bicycle adventures. Fun and safe for the whole family. This guidebook is packed with maps and details for 42 bicycling trails in the Rochester, NY region. Learn where to park, how long you'll be riding, amenities to find along the way, and the type and difficulty of terrain to expect. The trails range from easy, paved bike paths to more rugged mountain biking trails. Learn local history and discover new places to ride even if you've been a life-long resident.

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Trails from the "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.
... Preview: The area you will ride is steeped in history. Once the site of Cartersville, a busy nineteenth century canal port, it had a distillery, warehouses, and a facility for changing the mules and horses tha ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This short loop begins in the village of Pittsford and follows rolling hills parallel to Route 31. At Marsh Road it turns into a dirt path and follows the previous route of the Rochester and Eastern R ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: Albion is the county seat of Orleans County. The town boasts a Methodist Church dating to 1860, a Presbyterian Church with a spire 175-feet tall, and a Greek Revival courthouse built in 1857 and locat ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Medina, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 28
... Preview: Settled in 1789 by John Swift, this area was originally called Swift’s Landing. Joseph Smith founded the Mormon Church here in 1830. Visitors by the thousands now converge on Palmyra each July for the ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Macedon, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18
... Preview: The Erie Canal turned Rochesterville into a boomtown. Today it’s the third largest city in New York State. The original Erie Canal traveled through the center of the city, across an 800-foot stone aqu ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 19.1
... Preview: The settlement that began as Ogden Center in 1802 became Spencerport in 1825 after the canal was dug through Daniel Spencer’s land. The original liftbridge control tower was moved to Pulver House Muse ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Holley, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 22.2
... Preview: Genesee County Park and Forest is the first and oldest county forest in New York State and owes its existence to Genesee County opening a home for the poor and a residence for the care and confinement ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Batavia, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.4
... Preview: This wonderful loop trail encompasses the Genesee Valley Park, Genesee River Trails, and sections through the University of Rochester. It takes you along the eastern side of the river heading into dow ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: The Genesee Valley Greenway will eventually stretch 90 miles. It’s an historic and natural-resource corridor that follows a transportation route used by the Genesee Valley Canal, from 1840 to 1878, an ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 25.6
... Preview: This is a fun little loop which combines paved trails in Genesee Valley Park with a segment of the Genesee Valley Greenway. It meanders over the Erie Canal twice on beautiful arched bridges, under the ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: This bike path slices through the town of Greece giving the cyclist a sample of its diversity from busy Ridge Road, to suburban backyards, to deep woods, and fields. On the way you may see rabbits, gr ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.4
... Preview: Hamlin Beach State Park offers a front row seat to the majesty of Lake Ontario. A paved path parallels the waterfront. Wind your way through the campground loops, then out on a barricaded road that’s ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Hamlin, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.9
... Preview: This is an easy-riding, hard-packed trail. There are no parking lots for this trail. Simply park along the road at any crossing (except on Lake Road in Hamlin). If you prefer to avoid the road segment ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Hamlin, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: Donated by the Aldridge family in 1991 and made public in 1994, Tinker Nature Park has become a year-round favorite for all ages. The park consists of woods, wetlands, ponds, and fields, which togethe ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: Hilton and Hamlin grew as agricultural communities. They prospered with the building of the Lake Ontario Shore Railroad, better known as the Hojack Railroad, in 1876. Agricultural products shifted fro ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: As the name of the trail implies, you will be biking on not one, but two historic paths of transportation. The original Erie Canal, known as Clinton’s Ditch, headed north to Rochester. It was opened i ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6
... Preview: The Erie Canal went through a series of enlargements and re-routings from its humble beginnings as Clinton’s Ditch. For simplicity, we’ll focus on three major stages: Clinton’s Ditch, the enlarged Eri ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Macedon, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area join together with Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area to form a total of 19,000 acres of impounded marshlands for the nurturi ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Medina, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.5
... Preview: The loop described below includes riding on park roads and on grassy trails. The trails are four-feet-wide mowed swaths through a mixture of tall grasses, shrubs, and trees. The ride can be bumpy. B ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Albion, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 4.9
... Preview: The Mendon - Lehigh Valley Trail is for the rough and ready. The Mendon Foundation and Monroe County Parks are part way into their trail development plan. The current trail has a stony bed which makes ... From the guidebook "Take Your Bike: Family Rides in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 12.4