Rochester Secret Hidden Sidewalk in Charlotte along Beach Ave

Rochester’s Hidden Sidewalk

I have lived in Rochester my whole life, with my childhood years spent in West Irondequoit, and I never knew this public sidewalk was here. Rochester’s hidden sidewalk may be it’s best kept secret!

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk
East entrance across from Clematis St.
Rochester Hidden Sidewalk
West entrance across from Cloverdale St.

Finding the Hidden Sidewalk

From Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, head west on Beach Ave. Across from Clematis St. and Cloverdale St. are the two main, flanking entrances, with several smaller sidewalks in between roughly every forth house. My husband and I parked at Abbots Custard near Ontario Beach Park, grabbed a cone, and walked toward Clematis St. from there. (get directions)

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Please, stay on the pavement

As tempting as it may be, the beautiful lawns, gardens, and docks along the sidewalk are privately owned; only the path is public. Also, the 0.4-mile-long sidewalk is open to pedestrian traffic only–no wheels allowed. Walking your dog is A-OK.

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Rochester Hidden Sidewalk

Debi Bower

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.

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