Greece Canal Park winter trail cover

Greece Canal Park

Greece Canal Park is one of two Monroe County Parks connected with the Erie Canal, and one of two with dog parks. There are two small fishing ponds flanking the road leading to the dog park. There are also camping opportunities for youth groups and scouts by reservation. The park is a short walk down the canal trail from Henpeck Park, a popular parking spot to kick off an Erie Canal bike or hike.

Greece Canal Park boat launch

Greece Canal Park path

Greece Canal Park winding pathway

Greece Canal Park stairs

Greece Canal Park encompasses 577 acres, with 4 easy walking trails varying in length under 1.5 miles over level or gently rolling terrain. If you’re looking to combine the trails into a longer hike, checkout this 5-mile “map-my-walk” posted by a Rochester-area hiking group.

Deer Run

This is an easy 1.4 mile walk over gently rolling terrain. An observation point and highlight of this trail is a beautiful pond surrounded by cattail plants along the southern edge of the trail.

Canal Trail

This is an easy 0.9 mile walk over gently rolling terrain. This part of the trail is especially pretty in early summer when the locust trees that line the canal banks are in full bloom

West Trail

This trail is an easy 0.4 mile walk over level terrain. The trail is under a canopy of maple, beech, oak, black cherry, hickory and tulip trees. It is especially interesting in the fall when the wildflowers and fungus on the forest floor are lit by sunlight filtering through the trees.

Farm Artifact Trail

This trail is a 0.9 mile walk over generally level terrain. This trail tells part of the human history of this land. An observation point includes old rock walls, and farm implements that are artifacts of former farms.

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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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