Best Easy Day Hikes Rochester, New York  by Randi Minetor

Best Easy Day Hikes: Rochester, New York Guide Book

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Rochester, New York  by Randi Minetor
Best Easy Day Hikes Rochester, New York includes concise descriptions and detailed maps of twenty of the author’s favorite hikes in and around the Flour City—from a 100-acre wilderness in Cobb’s Hill Park and the rock walls in the Genesee River Gorge to the Erie Canal Heritage Trail and the Thousand Acre Swamp.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Rochester, New York" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 20.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.

The concentration of birds and butterflies on this brief section of the 9-mile Auburn Trail inspires passionate community defense of this unusual area. Bring your binoculars and plan to spend some qua ...
East Rochester, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
Bring your cross-country skis and glide over this wide, mostly level loop trail through a hardwood swamp, open fields, and a compact forest of fragrant conifers. When the snow melts, this trail provid ...
North Chili, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3.5
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On the edge of the Braddock Bay preserve, a level, wide path provides access to Beatty Point, a finger of land that reaches into the pristine, undeveloped Buck Pond.
Greece, NY - Birding,Cross-Country Skiing,Fishing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2
This sparkling gem on the border between Brighton and Penfield takes you on a delightful wander to Postcard Falls, a bubbling cascade on Allens Creek, secreted by the surrounding mature woods and the ...
Brighton, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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With an elevation change of 278 feet, this is the most challenging hike described in this guide—but the view from the top makes the climb worth the effort, and the secluded, wooded hills provide a ref ...
East Rochester, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.1
This easy trail follows the edge of a peaceful lake just off the shores of Lake Ontario, reaching a secluded wetland and a glorious orchard and arboretum.
Irondequoit, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
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The least known and most interesting of the Ellison Park trails, this hike winds through rolling, wooded terrain to reach a panoramic view of Irondequoit Creek and its surrounding wetlands.
Brighton, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
This historic canal towpath is now an 84-mile recreational trail, a developed stretch of the canal’s total 360 miles. This section reveals the canal’s famous Great Embankment, meanders through three c ...
East Rochester, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 6
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One of Rochester’s newest developed trails, this splendid walk descends quickly from the park to the Genesee River, crossing the river’s turning basin on a gently winding elevated walkway.
Irondequoit, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 4.4
A repurposed abandoned canal and railway corridor, the Greenway has become one of upstate New York’s prettiest and most frequented trails. This tree-lined section provides a lovely hike along farmers’ ...
Henrietta, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 8.2
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One of the few old-growth woods remaining in the greater Rochester area, this lovely forest combines up- and downhill challenge with tall trees, welcome shade, and remarkable quiet, especially in wint ...
Webster, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
This short trail ambles through a level, wooded area to the wetland surrounding Round Pond. Located across the road from Lake Ontario, this legendary woods serves as a haven for migrating warblers and ...
Greece, NY - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.9
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This segment of the 15-mile Rails-to-Trails project follows the meandering Honeoye Creek through woodland and family farms, ending at a perfect picnic spot in Mendon.
Henrietta, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.6
This very popular hike offers a multitude of pleasures: the opportunity to feed birds by hand, a well-interpreted trail with informative kiosks that help with flora and fauna identification, and an ex ...
Henrietta, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
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One of the area’s most popular hiking and cross-country skiing trails, this loop offers an easy amble along a marsh and a stimulating ascent to a sweeping view of western Monroe County.
East Rochester, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
Stunning views of sculpted rock walls, ten thousand years in the making, are revealed on this vigorous hike through a park designed by America’s foremost landscape architect.
Irondequoit, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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Actually about 500 acres, this Nature Conservancy holding is one of the largest remaining wetlands in Monroe County. Stroll through a swamp on a raised boardwalk, cross a marshy lowland woods and a ha ...
Webster, NY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
This hundred-acre urban wilderness walk leads to one of the highest points in Rochester, where you’ll find the area’s best view of the city skyline. Is there no limit to the gifts George Eastman gave ...
Brighton, NY - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.1
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This short trail through gently rolling terrain offers an ample sampling of glacial moraine covered with healthy woodland, as well as an open field that’s a central habitat for birds and other wildlif ...
Webster, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
Quiet woods, rolling hills covered with native foliage, open fields, and babbling streams all make this a delicious place for an hour-long stroll or an all-afternoon hike.
Webster, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.9
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