Around Rochester there are so many enjoyable trails. Here are our top 10 Easy Hikes around Rochester! Each of these trails are stroller/wheelchair accessible and are easy to maneuver.
Birdsong Fairy Trail
27 Pond Rd, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
This is a favorite with children and adults. Explore nature, visit the fairy houses, and play on a natural play area near the parking lot and halfway through the loop trail. Have more time? Visit Wild Wings Inc. just a short walk away. If you want to keep the trail short and simple, either turn left once the fairy houses end to loop back to the parking lot or turn around and enjoy the houses one more time!
Butterfly Nature Trail
Canal Park, Macedon, NY 14502
The Butterfly Nature Trail is a community project started in 2012. The upkeep of this trail is maintained by a local group of devoted citizens. This is an adorable trail to bring children to explore and check in on the fairies! This is a 1/4 mile linear trail designed for all abilities in mind - wheelchair and stroller friendly!
Turning Point Park
260 Boxart St, Rochester, NY 14612
Turning Point Park has a well loved stroller friendly trail - however, if starting out on Boxart Street, there is a steep hill to manage before getting down to the boardwalk. This also means a steep climb back to the car! The boardwalk trail from there is fairly level and very beautiful. It is a linear path however so you can make the walk as long as you would like. It is a 2.8 mile walk to the Ontario Beach Park from Boxart Street (one-way).
Channing Philbrick Park (Linear Park)
1 Linear Park Dr, Penfield, NY 14526
This park features a pavilion, grills, seasonal public restrooms, green areas, handicapped fishing access, kiosk and hiking trail along Irondequoit Creek. Picnic tables overlook the creek where kids can play. Can you find the waterfall? It's hidden in plain view! Keep your eyes peeled!
9190 Catchpole Rd, North Rose, NY 14516
Here’s a fun place to go and it’s off the beaten path. This hidden gem is located in North Rose and you can easily pass by it if you aren’t on the lookout. The path itself is an elevated bridge so it is easy to navigate with a stroller. Bring your camera there’s a lot of wildlife for you to observe. There are also fairies that live in these woods as well!
99 Victor Rd, Fairport, NY 14450
This path makes for a lovely stroll through Lollypop Farm that the whole family will enjoy. The paths are wide and flat and there are several farm animals to be viewed along the walk. You can also go inside Lollipop Farm to see more animals and read educational resources.
Ontario Pathways, Phelps NY
1990 NY-96, Phelps, NY 14532
Ontario Pathways is a 23 mile long trail for walking, hiking, and biking with so much to explore. Please check out the official website map for different entry points to different trails. The entry way in Phelps has fantastic kid friendly waterfalls and creek access to explore for tadpoles and fish.
Pal-Mac Aqueduct County Park
555 W Main St, Palmyra, NY 14522
The Pal-Mac Park is a lovely place to take a stroll. The area is approximately three acres to explore with kids and family. There are paths to follow around the aqueduct itself as well as down the sides of the canal.
Thomas Creek Wetland Walk
43 Liftbridge Ln E, Fairport, NY 14450
The Wetland Walk is a short loop along a boardwalk, parallel to the canal path and right within the village of Fairport! The path is beautiful, easy and stroller friendly. If you finish the short wetland walk, you can follow the canal trail into the village and beyond.