Rochester Secret Hidden Sidewalk in Charlotte along Beach Ave

Rochester’s Hidden Sidewalk May Be its Best Kept Secret

I have lived in Rochester my whole life, with my childhood years spent in West Irondequoit, and I never knew this hidden sidewalk was here.

Finding Rochester’s Secret Hidden Sidewalk

From Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, head west on Beach Ave. Across from Clematis St. and Cloverdale St. are the two entrances to the sidewalk, which is open to the public. My husband and I parked at Abbots Custard near Ontario Beach Park, grabbed a cone and walked to the entrance from there.

Rochester's Secret Hidden Sidewalk in Charlotte along Beach Ave

 

The beautiful lawns and gardens along the sidewalk are privately owned; only the path is public.

Rochester's Secret Hidden Sidewalk in Charlotte along Beach Ave

Rochester's Secret Hidden Sidewalk in Charlotte along Beach Ave

Rochester's Secret Hidden Sidewalk in Charlotte along Beach Ave

Rochester's Secret Hidden Sidewalk in Charlotte along Beach Ave

 

Walking east, you can see the pier in the distance.

Rochester's Secret Hidden Sidewalk in Charlotte along Beach Ave

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>