Tinker Park Nature Center

Tinker Nature Park

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 2019: Tinker Park has asked the folks who installed the fairy houses to dismantle them, claiming litter and vandalism related to the houses was becoming a danger to the wildlife. You can read a few statements on D&C, and a message from the creator.

Tinker Nature Park comprises 68-acres along the Pittsford/Henrietta Town border. On the park grounds you will find two buildings; the Hansen Nature Center (open Tues.— Sat. 9:00AM to 4:00PM) and the Tinker Homestead & Farm Museum (tours by appointment and during special events). Throughout the year the park hosts several events, including Civil War Days, Honey Harvest Festival and Halloween Woodland Wander.



Tinker Nature Park trail

Tinker Nature Park has a series of trails and boardwalks that are great for folks of all abilities.

Tinker Nature Park offers a 1.2 mile flat perimeter trail for jogging, biking, skiing, snowshoeing or walking. I recommend doubling up on the mileage by taking the perimeter trail clockwise, and back counterclockwise. You’ll see something new each way. There are a few paths that lead off of the perimeter trail; feel free to wander down them, though they lead off of the park to the surrounding neighborhoods.



Tinker Nature Park pathway
Tinker Nature Park boardwalk
Tinker Park late afternoon boardwalk
Tinker Park board walk
Tinker Park bridge
Tinker Park meadow trail
Tinker Park summer trail
Tinker Nature Park


You’ll find beautiful spots to relax and observe nature, or read a good book.

Tinker Nature Park
Tinker Nature Park
Tinker Nature Park
Tinker Nature Park


Tinker Nature Park is perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing!

Skis and snowshoes are available to rent in the Nature Center from 9:00am-3:00pm Tuesday through Saturday for $3 a pair when there is significant snow on the ground.

Tinker Park winter


Enjoy a calming meditation walking the labyrinth

Tinker Nature Park


More information about Tinker Park

Tinker Nature Park perimeter trail

AS OF MARCH 2019, the Fairy Houses are being removed from the old Fairy Trail, which is a small section of the Perimeter Trail.

However, I will not delete this information from this article until the houses have indeed been removed. I’m hopeful they will change their minds.

Tinker Nature Park Fairy Houses
Tinker Nature Park Fairy Houses
Tinker Park fairy trail
Tinker Park fairy house
Tinker Park fairy house purple door
Tinker Park fairy house pink door
Tinker Park fairy house green door
Tinker Nature Park Fairy Houses

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