I have lived in Rochester my whole life, with my childhood years spent in West Irondequoit, and I never knew this public sidewalk was here. Rochester’s hidden sidewalk may be it’s best kept secret!
Finding the Hidden Sidewalk
From Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte, head west on Beach Ave. Across from Clematis St. and Cloverdale St. are the two main, flanking entrances, with several smaller sidewalks in between roughly every forth house. My husband and I parked at Abbots Custard near Ontario Beach Park, grabbed a cone, and walked toward Clematis St. from there. (get directions)
Please, stay on the pavement
As tempting as it may be, the beautiful lawns, gardens, and docks along the sidewalk are privately owned; only the path is public. Also, the 0.4-mile-long sidewalk is open to pedestrian traffic only–no wheels allowed. Walking your dog is A-OK.