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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.

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Green Trail
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Purple Trail

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!

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Oatka Creek Park goldenrod birch trees
Green Trail
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Blue Trail

Oatka Creek Park in Early-September

The grass-mown meadow trails are perfect for observing wildflowers and the birds & insects that flourish among them.

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Oatka Creek Park Scottsville NY
Green Trail
Oatka Creek Park Scottsville NY
Green Trail
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Oatka Creek Park in Early-November

An excellent hike to observe fall foliage changes and the dying off of meadow flowers.

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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.

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Black Trail

Trails

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.

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More information about Oatka Creek Park

Cost: Free

Located in Scottsville, roughly 25 minutes / 20 miles from Rochester (get directions)

More information: monroecounty.gov/parks-oatka

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Where are your favorite spots in Oatka Creek Park?

Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!

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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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