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2023 Guided Hike Schedule
All hikes are free, but pre-registration is required. To register, visit our HIKE REGISTRATION page.
All events are held rain or shine.  

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January 14   |   Ellison Park   |   10:00 am - 12:00 pm  
1879 Blossom Rd.
Dust off your cross country skis or snowshoes and join us for an exhilarating trip through this very scenic park. If there isn't any snow, a hike will take place. We will follow the predominately flat portions of Ellison Park of the north side of Blossom Road. Meet at Blossom Road entrance (north side of the road). Look for the hike signs. Please bring your own cross-country ski equipment or snowshoes.

February 3   |   Winter Woods Night Hike   |   6:30 - 7:30 pm *POSTPONED until March 10*
2126 Penfield Rd.
Full Moon Hike, as part of Penfield Recreation's Family Snow Night Out event at Harris Whalen Park. Bring your snowshoes if there is snow, as well as a headlamp or flashlight. Look for the hike signs.

February 11   |   Indoor Hike   |   10:00 am - 12:00 pm *CANCELLED*
3100 Atlantic Avenue
Join us for an environmental presentation (TBA) on western NY habitat. Meet many other trails programmers and learn about their offerings in the greater Rochester region. This event will be held at Penfield Town Hall auditorium. Look for the hike signs.

March 11   |   Shadow Pines   |   10:00 am - 12:00 pm
600 Whalen Rd. Meet at the parking lot. Look for the hike signs.

April 8   |   Thousand Acre Swamp   |   10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1585 Jackson Rd. This hike will tour the paths and boardwalks of the Nature Conservancy's Thousand Acre Swamp. A variety of habitats  including woods, meadows, and a pond will be covered. The guide will emphasize spring nature lore such as identifying trees in their spring bloom and signs of animals. Meet at the rear of the Penfield Ambulance building. Look for the hike signs.

May 13   |   Harris Whalen Park   |   9:00 - 11:00 am
2126 Penfield Rd. Hike through the woods to discover exciting spring flowers. Also learn about park history and geology. Meet at the upper pavilion. Look for the hike signs. 

June 10   |   Veterans Memorial Park   |   9:00 - 11:00 am
3100 Atlantic Avenue 

July 8   |   Lucien Morin Park   |   9:00 - 11:00 am
1135 Empire Blvd. Meet at the gravel parking lot off Empire Blvd. Look for the hike signs.

August 12   |   Ellison Park   |   9:00 - 11:00 am
1008 Penfield Rd.
Discover the off-beat pathways that reveal the natural vistas carved by 10,000 years of Irondequoit Creek flow. Meet at park south entrance at 1008 Penfield Road. Look for the hike signs.

September 9   |   Penfield History Hike   |   9:00 - 11:00 am
1 Linear Park Dr. Hike through scenic Channing H. Philbrick Park on Irondequoit Creek and learn how it was important to Penfield's history. Meet at the upper parking lot. Look for the hike signs.

October 14   |   Abraham Lincoln Park   |   10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1559 Empire Blvd. Explore the ups and downs of this county park from wooded uplands to the bay shore trail connections. Meet at the playground parking lot off Empire Blvd. Look for the hike signs.

November 11   |   Gosnell Big Woods (Webster)   |   10:00 am - 12:00 pm
674 Vosburg Rd., Webster More information TBA

December 9   |   Sherwood Fields   |   10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2514 Penfield Rd. Explore two 40-acre farm fields gone fallow--some now open meadow, some forest, split by Commission Ditch. Primary trails are accessible. Meet at parking lot. Look for the hike signs.

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