Corbett's Glen Nature Park

Brighton, New York

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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 glen’s steep hills. If you take only one hike in the Rochester area, make it this one. If you don’t know about Corbett’s Glen, it’s not a surprise that you’ve missed it—this seventy-three-acre preserve is surrounded by suburban development, hidden by the steep limestone walls of Allens Creek Valley. This enchanting bit of wilderness has become a landscape cherished by neighborhood associations, including the Allens Creek/Corbett’s Glen Preservation Group, who worked with the Genesee Land Trust to protect this valley from encroaching commercial interests.

Corbett's Glen Nature Park Professional Review and Guide

"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 glen’s steep hills. If you take only one hike in the Rochester area, make it this one.

If you don’t know about Corbett’s Glen, it’s not a surprise
that you’ve missed it—this seventy-three-acre preserve is
surrounded by suburban development, hidden by the steep
limestone walls of Allens Creek Valley. This enchanting bit of wilderness has become a landscape cherished by neighborhood associations, including the Allens Creek/Corbett’s
Glen Preservation Group, who worked with the Genesee Land Trust to protect this valley from encroaching commercial interests."

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking
Nearby City: Brighton
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1
Season: Spring through Fall
Local Maps: National Geographic TOPO! New York & New Jersey
Driving Directions: Directions to Corbett's Glen Nature Park

Recent Trail Reviews

5/27/2016
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Well groomed, easy to hike trails with nicely placed benches and outcroppings to sit and enjoy the scenery along the way. We started walking at the Penfield Road trail head and followed it all the way to the other side of the park. Waterfalls are very pretty and we went off the groomed trail head to hike along the river a ways. The park is pristine (with the exception of a few dog walkers, who don't seem to care where their pooches park their droppings). We encountered some wild life along the way. Lots of lovely bird song : - )



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May 2018