Black Creek Park

Black Creek Park

Black Creek is one of the largest of Monroe County’s parks, second only to Mendon. It features a variety of trails with varying lengths, difficulties, and conditions, with some trails muddy throughout the year. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely walk around the pond or launch a kayak in the creek. In the winter, the park offers one of the best sledding hills in the county.

Black Creek Park trail

Black Creek Park Trail Map

Before heading out to Black Creek Park, grab the park map and trail map.

The Ridge Trail

A 1.4 mile (one-way) walk over gently rolling terrain filled with honeysuckle, autumn olive, and many other beautiful shrubs. While on the trail, look for the trees from Green’s Nursery, which was in existence 100 years ago.

The Creek Trail

A 3.1-mile one-way trail passes by a pond that is home to geese and ducks. The trail winds through fields of honeysuckle, dogwood, and other greenery.

The Hickory Trail

This trail covers a distance of 1.4 miles and has an even terrain. The area is full of multi-flora rose and dogwood shrubs, and is home to many different species of birds. The trail culminates in a wooded area consisting of Maple and Hickory trees, which boasts an impressive collection of shagbark hickory trees.

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The Bluebird Trail

A 1.2-mile path winds through honeysuckle, hawthorn, and dogwood shrubs, making it an ideal spot for year-round birdwatching.

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The Wetland Trail

A 2.1-mile (one-way) trail filled with wildflowers that attract butterflies. The trail boasts a wide variety of unique plants and trees that change with the seasons.

Scenes from these and several unnamed trails throughout Black Creek Park

Black Creek tree bench
Black Creek Park autumn trees
Black Creek meadow trail
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Black Creek Park Boat Launch
Black Creek Park bridge
Black Creek Park tee pee
Black Creek Park
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Black Creek Park sunset winter
Black Creek Park winter trail
Black Creek Park winter bench
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More information about Black Creek Park

Cost: Free

Located in North Chili, roughly 20 minutes / 15 miles from Rochester (get directions)

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2 thoughts on “Black Creek Park”

  1. In reference to the very first photograph at the top of the story about Black Creek Park; that is a stick structure. It’s a curious phenomenon. The one you took a picture of is not the only one in the park.

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