Tinker Nature Park

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 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.

late afternoon boardwalk
meadow trail
Tinker Park summer trail

I recommend doubling up on the mileage by taking the perimeter trail clockwise, and back counterclockwise. You’ll see something new each way.

Tinker Nature Park

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
Tinker Nature Park
Tinker Nature Park

Sit for a spell

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

Tinker Park Winter trail

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 Nature Park

More information about Tinker Park

Cost: Free

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

More information: henrietta.org

If you looking for the Fairies they have moved to Mendon Ponds Park along the Fairy & Bird Song Trail.

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Please follow the most current recommendations from the CDC and New York State for spending time away from your home. The great outdoors can provide a well needed respite & escape during stressful times. Please move quickly through parking lots, trail heads, and scenic areas. If crowded, choose a different park, trail, or time to visit. Please day trip responsibly.