Tinker Park Nature Center

Tinker Nature Park

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 trails & boardwalks are designed 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.

late afternoon boardwalk
meadow trail
Tinker Park summer trail
Tinker Nature Park

Sit for a spell

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

More information about Tinker Park

Cost: Free

Located in Henrietta, 15 minutes / 10 miles from Rochester (get directions)

More information: tinkernaturepark

Town Parks: Our Favorite 5

These town parks have a unique offering of woods, wildlife, and water features to explore using pavement, hard-pack dirt, wood chips, gravel and boardwalk.

Read more

Snow Sports: 5 Ways to Enjoy Winter

Snow sports and other outdoor winter activities are a great way to shake the winter doldrums with exposure to fresh air, exercise, and sunshine.

Read more

48 Nature Centers, Preserves, Refuges, and Observatories Around Rochester

Our nature centers, wildlife preserves, management areas, etc., all serve to protect and sustain life, while making nature accessible to people to enjoy and learn from.

Read more

Where are your favorite spots in Tinker Park?

Share with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *