Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area Guide Book

by Rich & Sue Freeman (Footprint Press)
Take a Hike Family Walks in the Rochester Area  by Rich & Sue Freeman

256pp/photos/maps
ISBN: 0965697479

The walks, rambles, strolls, and hikes in this book are designed for people who delight in exploring unique or little-known places. The trails can lead through forests, fields, marshes, hills, and arboretums where you can enjoy the natural world. This book will help you learn more about local history, get much-needed exercise, introduce children to the joys of nature, or find new places to walk your dog. Don't stash it away in winter either. Many of the trails are good for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. With this guide, you'll be able to explore the Rochester are with ease and confidence. Each of the 60 walks is rated for difficulty, type of terrain, and described by length and estimated time required. In addition, you'll know how to easily find the trails and parking. Whether young or young at heart, you can enjoy the adventures this guide brings to life.

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Trails from the "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 55.
... Preview: Irondequoit Bay Park East is a county park that covers 182 acres of steep, wooded ridges and valleys. There are many large hemlock and oak trees. The park is undeveloped and unknown even to most area ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Webster, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Beechwoods Park is a 22.8-acre passive greenbelt through a residential area. It is forested with beech, birch, and maple trees. The northern section of trail is a narrow swath through the woods. The s ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Perinton, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: As the name indicates, many birds populate this area especially black-capped chickadees. These friendly, curious creatures will fly right up to you, and if you have sunflower seeds, they will eat out ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Mendon, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: If you would like a quick introduction to Black Creek Park, try this easy loop around a field and pond on a wide mowed-grass path. Surface: Mowed-grass path. From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Chili, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 0.8
... Preview: Black Creek is the centerpiece of this park in southwestern Monroe County. Purchased in 1963, the park has large tracts of undeveloped, rolling hills with two small ponds. Its trails wind through tall ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Chili, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.7
... Preview: Visit Braddock Bay Raptor Research Trail in the spring to get a close look at owls and hawks as they migrate north. Upwards of 100,000 hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures migrate over Braddock Bay al ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Hilton, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
... Preview: Step into this beech forest and the noisy, busy world outside will disappear. You’ll forget that the intersections of two busy highways are less than 0.5 mile away. The calm, quiet and cool, shade wil ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Brighton, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
... Preview: The area you will walk 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 a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Pittsford, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Step back in time as you wander through Corn Hill’s neighborhood of restored homes. Before Nathaniel Rochester founded his name sake village in 1812, the Seneca Indians used this land for corn fields. ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Coyote’s Den Trail leads into an undeveloped, forested area in the southern section of Ellison Park. You’ll walk a gradual uphill through the bottom of a ravine beside a small stream, with sharp hills ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Penfield, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
... Preview: The Daffodil Trail is a joy to hike any time of year. It follows the contours of Irondequoit Creek as it winds its way through a valley. On the way the trail passes through woods and fields. It wander ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Bushnells Basin, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: The route described will introduce you to the variety of Mendon Ponds Park. It begins with a descent to Devil’s Bathtub kettle pond, nestled in a deep valley. Then you’ll climb steeply to the ridge of ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Mendon, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: From the parking area of Ganondagan State Historic Site you have two choices for hikes. Stay on top of the hill and walk the mowed-grass paths of the Trail of Peace through open field for an easy 0.4- ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Victor, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: This wide, distinctively hilly path is used for cross-country skiing in the winter and hiking and horseback riding the rest of the year. The trail is well maintained with mulch in heavy wear areas mak ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Mendon, NY - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 6.9
... Preview: Durand Eastman Park was a gift to the City of Rochester in 1908 from Dr. Henry Durand and George Eastman. It gave the city its first beachfront property and an opportunity for residents to explore the ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
... Preview: As you walk this trail, think back to the days when farmers worked the soil to produce crops. There are stone walls in many places along the way that were used to separate fields. Where do you think t ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Greece, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.1
... Preview: This trail begins along the edge of a swamp then climbs an esker. It then dips back down to cross Corduroy Road and climbs through a pine forest. Along the way, you have the option of taking two short ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Bushnells Basin, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: The Fort Hill Trail takes you to the top of a plateau with sweeping views of valleys and hillsides across Victor. This was once the site of the picketed granary for Ganondagan where the winter supply ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Victor, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Genesee Country Museum is a reconstructed community from the 1800s with 57 restored and fully furnished buildings. Stroll the streets and visit each shop, home, school, and church as costumed villager ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Mumford, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: This linear trail is inside the city limits of Rochester and offers good views of the Genesee River from high above to up close. It begins at the south end of Maplewood Park and ends in Turning Point ... From the guidebook "Take a Hike! Family Walks in the Rochester Area"
Rochester, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.5