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 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.
You’ll find beautiful spots to relax and observe nature, or read a good book.
Tinker Nature Park is perfect for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing!
Enjoy a calming meditation walking the labyrinth
More information about Tinker Park
- Cost: Free
- Located in Henrietta, 15 minutes / 10 miles from Rochester (get directions)
- More information: tinkernaturepark
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.