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Charles E. Sexton Memorial Park

Previously known as North Ponds Park

For many of us, North Ponds Park in Webster is a place ingrained in childhood summer camp memories. So much has changed since then—mainly the fact that people can no longer swim in the ponds. The park itself, though, is better than ever!

North Ponds Park Webster bike path

A 1-mile paved walking trail

Find a one-mile paved pathway that circumnavigates two large ponds, offering an easy walk, run, or bike ride with little elevation change.

This also makes it a great place for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. The park is a popular place for dog-walking as well.

North Ponds Park fitness stops

LifeTrail fitness stops

There are eight fitness stops along the route optimized for varied ability and height.

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A peaceful stroll

Enjoy the walk around both ponds, taking time to observe nature. It’s also one of our favorite spots for a picnic.

Bird Sanctuary Trail

North Ponds Park connects to other Webster trails

There is a trail head for the Bird Sanctuary Trail, which becomes the Chiyoda Connector Trail to Webster First Responders Park.

The Hojack Rail Trail runs through the north side of the park connecting to Vosburg Park.

The Route 104 Trail runs along the south side of the park.

Find these trails and more on the Wegmans Passport.

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Getting there

North Ponds Park is located in Webster at the corner of Holt Road and NY-104. Access the main parking lot using the service road (Reference Road) from North Ave.

There is also a second, smaller parking lot on Orchard Road which is on the far north side of the park—perfect for fishing access.

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What do you enjoy most about Charles E Sexton Memorial Park, previously known as North Ponds Park?

Please share your thoughts and stories with us in the comments. Your insight and experience are invaluable!

Debi Bower, Day Trips Around Rochester NY

Author Debi Bower is the Founder and Creative Director for Day Trips Around Rochester, NY.

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