Postcard Falls

Rochester, New York

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On the border between Brighton and Penfield is this delightful wander to Postcard Falls, a bubbling cascade on Allen’s Creek, secreted by the surrounding mature woods and the glen’s steep hills. If you don’t know about Corbett’s Glen, it’s not a surprise that you’ve missed it—this 73-acre preserve is surrounded by suburban housing tracts, hidden by the steep limestone walls of Allen’s Creek Valley. Back in the 1990s the then-fledgling Genesee Land Trust led a campaign to raise the money the Town of Brighton needed to save this special place from encroaching developers. Thanks to the success of the trust’s efforts, today you can walk 2 miles of uninterrupted trails along the creek and through unspoiled woods and fields, or sit by Postcard Falls and watch the creek’s waters cascade over a series of rocky ledges.
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by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

On the border between Brighton and Penfield is this delightful wander to Postcard Falls, a bubbling cascade on Allen’s Creek, secreted by the surrounding mature woods and the glen’s steep hills.

If you don’t know about Corbett’s Glen, it’s not a surprise that you’ve missed it—this 73-acre preserve is surrounded by suburban housing tracts, hidden by the steep limestone walls of Allen’s Creek Valley. Back in the 1990s the then-fledgling Genesee Land Trust led a campaign to raise the money the Town of Brighton needed to save this special place from encroaching developers. Thanks to the success of the trust’s efforts, today you can walk 2 miles of uninterrupted trails along the creek and through unspoiled woods and fields, or sit by Postcard Falls and watch the creek’s waters cascade over a series of rocky ledges.

© 2014 Randi Minetor/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Rochester
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Town of Brighton Recreation and Parks Department, 220 Idlewood Rd., Rochester 14618; (585) 784-5260; www.townof brighton.org or Genesee Land Trust, 500 East Ave., Rochester 14607; (585) 256-2130; www.geneseelandtrust.org
Local Maps: www.geneseelandtrust.org/media/ trailmaps/Corbetts_Glen.pdf
Driving Directions: Directions to Postcard Falls

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