East of the Genesee River

Sam Patch Erie Canal Tours boat cover

Sam Patch Erie Canal Tours

Sam Patch Erie Canal Tours are a great way to experience the canal, the locks, and learn about its history along your narrated cruise.

Thomas Creek Wetland Walk

Thomas Creek Wetlands Walk

Most folks when visiting Fairport walk along the canal path not knowing that the Thomas Creek Wetlands Walk is running parallel to them.

Durand Eastman Park autumn cover

Durand Eastman Park

Durand Eastman Park’s landscape design was inspired by the work that Olmsted had done 20 years earlier in Highland, Seneca, and Genesee Valley Parks.

Webster Arboretum

Webster Arboretum at Kent Park

Follow the pathways that meander around Webster Arboretum’s 40 acres of open spaces, flower & herb gardens, water elements, and a wide variety of trees.

2017 Favorite Day Trips: Erie Canal Lock 62

Erie Canal Lock 62

Old Erie Canal Lock 62 is tucked just far enough off the beaten path that many do not realize it’s there, just over the hill behind Pittsford Plaza.

Monroe County Town Parks: Tinker Park fairy trail

Tinker Nature Park

At Tinker Nature Park you can look for Tinker Bell in one of the 20+ miniature homes along the Fairy Trail, or take a meditation walk in the labyrinth.

Brighton Town Park

Brighton Town Park

Brighton Town Park is surprisingly serene, despite it being bordered on one side by office buildings and across the pond by a major express way.

Meridian Center Park Rochester NY

Meridian Centre Park

The trails at Meridian Centre Park are flat; some are gravel, others wood chip, with a section of beautiful boardwalk. There are nature paths & an arboretum in the western part of the park with plantings and wooden arches making this a popular destination for bird watchers.