15 Trails worth exploring in the Rochester area

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As Spring approaches, many people are excited to get outside and enjoy the refreshing warm air. While the weather is still cool, the spring is a great time to go for a walk in the outdoors! There are some great trails to explore all throughout Rochester weather you are looking for a light stroll or an intense hike. Here is a list of some trails worth checking out in the Rochester area.

 

  1. Genesee River Trail
    • Location: Rochester
    • Length: 9.1 miles
    • Terrain: Pavement
  2. Bird Sanctuary Trail
    • Location: Webster
    • Length: .8 miles
    • Terrain: Dirt
  3. Route 104 Trail
    • Location: Webster
    • Length: 6.1 miles
    • Terrain: Pavement
  4. Route 390 Trail
    • Location: Greece
    • Length: 5.3 miles
    • Terrain: Pavement
  5. Thomas Creek Trail
    • Location: Fairport
    • Length: .9miles
    • Terrain: Dirt
  6. Auburn Trail
    • Location: Pittsford
    • Length: 1.9 miles
    • Terrain: Dirt
  7. Lehigh Valley Trail
    • Location: Scottsville, Rush, Mendon, Victor
    • Length: 15.1 miles
    • Terrain: Gravel
  8. Perinton Trolley Trail
    • Location: Perinton
    • Length: 4.3 miles
    • Terrain: Pavement
  9. Whiting Road Nature Preserve
    • Location: Webster
    • Length: 3.5 miles
    • Terrain: Dirt
  10. Genesee Valley Greenway
    • Location: Brighton, Henrietta, Scottsville, Avon, Geneseo, Mount Morris
    • Length: 31.9 miles
    • Terrain: Dirt
  11. Thousand Acre Swamp
    • Location: Penfield
    • Length: 1.9 miles
    • Terrain: Dirt and Boardwalks
  12. Erie Canal Trail
    • Medina, Albion, Holley, Brockport, Spencerport, Greece, Brighton, Pittsford, Perington, Fairport, Macedon, Palmyra, Newark
    • Length: 78.8 miles
    • Terrain: Gravel and Pavement
  13. Channing Philbrick Park
    • Location: Penfield
    • Length: 2.6 miles
    • Terrain: Dirt and Boardwalks
  14. Webster Park
    • Location: Webster
    • Length: 9.8 miles
    • Terrain: Dirt
  15. Hojack Trail
    • Location: Webster
    • Length: 5.2 miles
    • Terrain: Dirt/Gravel

 

 

Written by Alyssa Lemire, Class of 2017

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