Nestled in between an express way and 2 highly trafficked roads near the Penfield/Brighton Town borders, Corbetts Glen Nature Park is a glorious green space in a suburban jungle.
As overused as this statement is, Corbetts Glen is truly a hidden gem. I am always surprised by how many people drive past it every day and have never realized it was there, myself included.
Against a beautiful backdrop, you can catch prom, wedding and senior pictures being staged right next to folks salmon fishing.
Fun fact: President Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train passed along the railroad tracks above the tunnel in 1865, on its way to Illinois.
When you visit, you will notice you seem to be walking through people’s back yards, because you are!
The homeowners are passionate about keeping the Corbett’s Glen beautiful and open for everyone’s enjoyment. The glen may have been a story of the past had it not been for this nature-loving community.
This is the perfect spot for a picnic! A table in the shade next to both waterfalls.
Parking for Corbetts Glen
As of November 6, 2020, the Town of Brighton states, “The parking lot is currently closed and there is no parking on neighboring streets to reduce user density in support of social distancing due to COVID-19.”
Typically, there are two parking areas:
- Located off of Glen Road, near Route 441. Park patrons must park at the top of Glen Road and walk through the tunnel to access the park trail. There is also room for two cars in the handicap-only spots: drive through the tunnel to access these.
- An eight-car parking lot located off of Penfield Road, across from Forest Hill Road
Maps & Information
Located in Brighton/Penfield, roughly 15 minutes / 10 miles from Rochester (get directions)
More information: townofbrighton.org
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