Breese Park is located along the Genesee River in the small community of Riverton on the far west side of Henrietta. Set your sights on late-April to early-May to see the native bluebelles, trilliums, and ferns in their full spring glory!
The paths at Helmer Nature Center, made primarily of wood chip, boardwalk, and hard-pack gravel, are easy to navigate and clearly marked. There are sloped portions that take you down to the valley floor where the terrain around you is hilly and tree covered making it peacefully quiet.
Car-free day trips from Rochester let everyone enjoy the journey and the destination! Find engaging activities in destinations like NYC, Buffalo, Syracuse, Toronto, Adirondacks, Thousand Islands, Finger Lakes, Corning, Niagara-on-the-Lake, and Chautauqua.
Take a closer look at these Rochester citizen science opportunities and see how you can get involved! “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, dedicated citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
Many of our City of Rochester parks have beginnings embedded in Rochester’s youth. Some were designed by (and later inspired by) notable landscape architects such as Frederick Law Olmsted and Lawrence Halprin.
The Memorial Art Gallery Story Walk runs along Goodman St between University Ave. and Anderson Ave. It includes Rochester stories, memoirs, and family histories from community members. Continue around the corner along University Ave to listen to poems like Hurry by Marie Howe.