Powder Mills Park Rochester NY Pittsford

Powder Mills Park

Powder Mills Park is a Monroe County Park, with 380 acres of steep hillsides, creekside meadows and wetlands. Fan favorites would have to include the fish hatchery (a must for those will small children who can feed the fish) and the Daffodil Trail in early May. The various trails are beautiful, and at times challenging. Visitors can also fish in Irondequoit Creek.

The Mushroom House

One of the main draws to this park is an attraction not located in the park at all; in fact it is private property. That doesn’t stop visitors to Powder Mills Park from admiring The Mushroom House from the road. The best place to park and see the house is in the Fish Hatchery lot. I will say that the road has very little shoulder so if you plan to peek or take some photos, mind the traffic since cars tend to whip through the park.

Mushroom House near Powder Mills Park Rochester NY Pittsford

The Fish Hatchery

Powder Mills Park Rochester NY Pittsford

Powder Mills Park Rochester NY Pittsford

Powder Mills Park Rochester NY Pittsford

Powder Mills Park Rochester NY Pittsford

The trails

Powder Mills Park Rochester NY Pittsford

Before heading out, print the trail map and park map. The color coded hiking trails and additional details will keep you on the right track.

The Hatchery Trail

A .8 mile walk that takes you through a large field of milkweed which is a favorite spot for butterflies. Keep a look out for hawks circling overhead.

Powder Mills Park

The Daffodil Trail

A .7 mile (one way) walk that is especially wonderful in the spring because it takes you through a Daffodil Meadow which when in bloom is beautiful. This trail also has a wide range of plants along the walk which keep the scenery changing.

The Ridge Trail

A .4 mile walk (one way) which has an overlook point that allows you to see west for miles. Also watch along this trail for the remains of the old Randhousehold.

The Trillium Trail

A .5 mile (one way) walk that will bring you along the wetlands and through an area of unique plant life.

The Powderhorn Trail

A .6 mile walk which a small section opens up to a very large field filled with ragweed and other wild flowers. It will also take you through woods filled with maple, oak, and many other types of trees.

Powder Mills Park Rochester NY Pittsford

Powder Mills Park Rochester NY Pittsford

A beautiful park for an autumn drive

Powder Mills Park

Powder Mills Park

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Debi Bower

<p>Born, raised and living life as a digital designer in Rochester, NY! I am also a day-tripper, writer & photographer, exploring the nooks and crannies that make our part of New York State so special.</p>

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