The paths at Helmer Nature Center, made primarily of wood chip, boardwalk, and hard-pack gravel, are easy to navigate and clearly marked. There are sloped portions that take you down to the valley floor where the terrain around you is hilly and tree covered making it peacefully quiet.
Monroe County Parks have the best sledding hills around Rochester! The great thing about sledding is that there are no barriers to entry.
There are several options when looking for ice skating rinks around Rochester, NY. It first depends on whether you own your own skates or need to rent. It also depends on your preference for indoor or outdoor rinks.
Skiing around Rochester is as much winter recreation as it is a social experience, competition, and a tradition. A few of these destinations also offer cross country ski rentals.
If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, try snowshoeing! There are a few places around Rochester to rent snowshoes and learn how to use them.
Venture into one of these New York State Parks within a 2-hour drive of Rochester and discover what makes them each unique!