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Creeks around Rochester

25 Incredible Creeks Around Rochester, NY

These creeks around Rochester impact us in such subtle ways they sometimes disappear into the background of our lives. Our creeks provide us with opportunities for recreation and relaxation.

Chimney Bluffs State Park

Chimney Bluffs State Park

The bluffs in Chimney Bluffs State Park are fragile drumlins, like all of the truncated drumlins along this section of shoreline.

Brickyard Trail

Brickyard Trail at Frankel Nature Park

Sandra L. Frankel Nature Park is a 72-acre linear park connecting the Brighton Town Hall and Library on Elmwood Ave with Buckland Park on Westfall Road. The 0.8-mile Brickyard Trail runs the length of the park.

Helmer Nature Center

Helmer Nature Center

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.

Things to do around Rochester NY: Washington Square Park

23 City of Rochester Parks

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.

Ellison Park fort

Ellison Park

Irondequoit Creek meanders through Ellison Park on its way to Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario, offering visitors year-round fishing and non-motorized boating opportunities.

Water: Lower Falls Rochester

30 Day Trips within 30 Minutes of Rochester

Sometimes you just need a spontaneous adventure or quick getaway to refresh your day. Try one of these day trips within 30 minutes of Rochester next time someone says, “I’m bored!”

Rochester-Area Chocolatiers

19 Rochester-Area Chocolatiers

Any one of our fine Rochester-area chocolatiers makes for a great day trip detour or destination! Many of the chocolates are crafted by 3rd- and 4th-generation descendants using traditional family recipes with modern twists.