Oatka Creek Park

Oatka Creek Park

Oatka Creek Park in Wheatland is one of the more “strollable” in the Monroe County Park system, with little change in elevation along the 3.3 mile loop trail.

If you drive NY-251 west from Victor, through Mendon and Rush, the road will take you directly into the parking lot. From there, the main trail is so easy to locate and enjoy.



Oatka Creek Park in Late-May

Oatka Creek Park
Oatka Creek Park


Oatka Creek Park in Early-November

Oatka Creek Park Scottsville NY
Oatka Creek Park Scottsville NY
Oatka Creek Park Scottsville NY


Trails

The trails that lead off the main loop offer a bit more challenge.

Take the Warbler/Purple Trail to find the stone bridge that crosses Oatka Creek, best known for quality fly fishing.

Oatka Creek Park
Oatka Creek Park Scottsville NY
Oatka Creek Park Scottsville NY


Quiet spaces

What I find most unique about Oatka are the meadows; great spaces to observe wildflowers, birds and other wildlife among the birch trees, and to witness seasonal changes. It is one of the least used and least developed parks, making for a quiet retreat into nature.

birch trees
birch trees
autumn
autumn
autumn
autumn
Autumn


More information about Oatka Creek Park

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Where are your favorite spots in Oatka Creek Park?

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2 thoughts on “Oatka Creek Park”

  1. Just an FYI: the “get directions” link under “More info information about Oatka Creek Park” takes you to a google map of Black Creek Park, not Oatka Creek. (webmaster feel free to delete my comment if fixed! 🙂 )

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