Braddock Bay Trails

74 Trails Around Rochester That Are Not Just a Walk in the Park

Park trails like Mendon, Letchworth and Webster are excellent, but sometimes you need something less populated, more rustic, or in an unusual surrounding. Here are a few trails around Rochester that will inspire you to not take a walk in the park!

Erie Attica Rail Trail
Erie Attica Rail Trail in Rush

Rail-Trails Around Rochester

  1. Erie-Attica Rail Trail
  2. Genesee Valley Greenway Rail Trail
  3. Lehigh Valley Rail Trail
  4. Keuka Outlet Trail and Preservation Area
  5. Ontario Pathways Rail Trail
  6. Auburn Rail Trail
  7. Auburn-Fleming Rail Trail
  8. Perinton Trolley
  9. Pittsford Rail Trail Loop
  10. Cato-Fair Haven Rail Trail
  11. Rochester, Syracuse and Eastern Rail Trail
  12. Great Gorge Rail Trail

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43 New York State Parks
Within a 2-hour Drive

Things to do around Rochester NY: Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Basom NY
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge

Waterside & Wetland Trails Around Rochester

  1. Genesee Riverway Trail
  2. Beatty Point
  3. Rob’s Trail Hemlock Lake
  4. Manchester Gateway
  5. Seneca Meadows
  6. Thomas Creek Wetlands Walk
  7. Braddock Bay Marina
  8. Tifft Nature Preserve
  9. Outer Harbor and Greenway
  10. Sterling Nature Center
  11. Bergen Swamp
  12. Huckleberry Swamp
  13. Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
  14. Whistlewood
  15. Wolcott Falls Hiking Trail
  16. Palmyra Wetland Nature Trail
  17. Hidden Sidewalk
  18. Butterfly Nature Trail

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20 Monroe County Parks

30 day trips within 30 minutes of Rochester: Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area at Marina
Braddock Bay Fish and Wildlife Management Area Marina Trail

Genesee Land Trust Public Trails

  1. Gosnell Big Woods Preserve
  2. Manitou Beach Preserve
  3. Hipp Brook Preserve
  4. Eva and Harlan Braman Preserve
  5. Brookdale Preserve
  6. Island Cottage Woods Preserve
  7. Christine Sevilla Wetlands Preserve
  8. Kraai Preserve

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123 Day Trips
from Rochester, NY

Rochester day trip: Grimes Glen in Naples NY
Grimes Glen in Naples, NY

Finger Lakes Land Trust Public Trails

  1. Wesley Hill Nature Preserve
  2. Bahar Preserve & Carpenter Falls
  3. High Vista Nature Preserve
  4. Grimes Glen
  5. Great Hill Nature Preserve
  6. Lindsay-Parsons Biodiversity Preserve

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31 Quirky Rochester-Area
Roadside Attractions

MacKay Wildlife Preserve
MacKay Wildlife Preserve

Inland Natural Trails Around Rochester

  1. Finger Lakes Trail
  2. Brickyard Trail
  3. Indian Hill
  4. Historic Erie Canal Trails
  5. Whiting Road Nature Preserve
  6. Mackay Wildlife Preserve
  7. Indian Fort Nature Preserve
  8. Little Rock City
  9. Great Bear Recreation Area
  10. Cornwall Preserve
  11. Monkey Run
  12. Domine Trail
  13. Turtle Pond
  14. Royal Coach Trails
  15. Groveland Secondary
  16. Baltimore Woods
  17. Trail of Hope
  18. Town of Lockport Nature Trails
  19. Alasa Farms
  20. Sanctuary at Crowfield Farm

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Water Trails: 58 Places to
Explore Rochester’s Waterways

Little Rock City in Rock City New York State Forest
Little Rock City in Rock City State Forest

Department of Environmental Conservation Lands

  1. Sugar Hill State Forest
  2. Zoar Valley Multiple Use Area
  3. Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve
  4. Rock City and McCarty Hill State Forest
  5. Bare Hill Unique Area
  6. Rush Oak Openings Unique Area
  7. Hemlock-Canadice State Forest
  8. Sonyea State Forest
  9. High Tor Wildlife Management Area
  10. Catharine Creek Marsh Wildlife Management Area

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Nature Centers, Wildlife Preserves,
Management Areas, Refuges, and Observatories

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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