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
If you’ve been longing for the color green after winter’s harsh whites, the trails are awash in it!
Oatka Creek Park in Early-September
The grass-mown meadow trails are perfect for observing wildflowers and the birds & insects that flourish among them.
Oatka Creek Park in Early-November
An excellent hike to observe fall foliage changes and the drying off of meadow flowers.
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.
Any combination of green, white, blue, and black trails is an easy walk. The green trail is where you’ll find the birch grove.
Take the Warbler/Purple Trail to find the stone bridge that crosses Oatka Creek, best known for quality fly fishing.
More information about Oatka Creek Park
Located in Scottsville, roughly 25 minutes / 20 miles from Rochester (get directions)
More information: monroecounty.gov/parks-oatka
Where are your favorite spots in Oatka Creek Park?
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