Highland is a vast park with sledding, festivals, hiking and a year-round conservatory. Near Highland Ave and Meadowbrook Rd, you can find a new, all natural playground. On the other side of the park is a second playground near the Lamberton Conservatory. This park is also home to the widely popular Lilac Festival.
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Durand Eastman Park has a beautiful arboretum, a hidden playground, an expansive beach and seemingly limitless hiking opportunities. Come again and again all year round to enjoy all that Durand has to offer. Be sure to check out Camp Eastman as well!
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Northampton Park is a Monroe County Park that encompasses Springdale Farm and the new Alpine Adventure Zone!. If heading to the farm, the playground near Springdale Farm is the first thing you see upon entering the parking lot but there is so much more! Check back here for details regarding the farm as they develop with the ongoing changes of the pandemic. Note, dogs are allowed at Northampton Park but not within Springdale Farm.
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There’s way more to Seneca Park than Seneca Park Zoo. Without paying Zoo Admission, you can access two playground, hiking trails, waterfalls, pond views and much more.
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The Semmel Road Park playground is partially shaded and near the towns highway department so you are likely to spot some heavy equipment! This is also one of the few playgrounds with one of those cars kiddos can sit in! Continue the fun by exploring the fenced in tennis and basketball courts as well as walking paths through the woods. Head to Semmel Road Park for free ice skating in the winter!
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Long Acre Farms is a must visit every fall (or spring or summer!) It is open May through October and boasts New York’s longest running corn maze, a gift shop, ice cream stand, winery, summer concerts, free activities for the kids and extended activities with the purchase of an admission bracelet. Admission fees vary depending on time of year with season passes available.
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Known for its easily accessible 50 foot waterfall, this park is a little gem located in the heart of Wolcott. The trail to at Wolcott Falls Park is roughly 0.1 mile long, making a perfect stop for a short walk and play date at the play area!
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Corbett’s Glen is a popular hike year round! There are fun sights along the way and a waterfall running under a train bridge for the grand finale! Once the hike is over, head to Tree Town Cafe just down the road for a bite to eat!
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Powder Mills Park offers year round fun. The fish hatchery is a unique and peaceful experience of feeding fish and the sledding hill is excellent! Playground, Pavillion, Fish Hatchery and Sledding are all driving distances from one another. There are 3 seasonal restrooms: (1) Off Park Rd by Rand Lodge (2) off Woolston Rd by Powderhorn Lodge (3) Off Woolston Rd next to the Oak Tree Lodge. Also nearby, you can find the historic mushroom house with its unique architecture.
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This park fits a lot into one space. Along with a turf field, softball field, tennis, wall ball and basketball courts, this park highlights a sledding hill and upscale playground! Seasonal bathroom facilities and pavilion are located near the playground.
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Cobbs Hill Park offers a unique stop right in the City of Rochester full of activities for all ages. The parkour course is sure to entertain toddlers to teens and the reservoir and hiking provides beautiful views. Extend the visit by fishing or checking out the fitness course.
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Edmund Lyon Park is spacious and contains both a splash pad and playground. The park is very dog friendly and has a lot of open space for playing and frisbee. Also within the park is a basketball court and baseball field. The nearby pool is open to the public with daily or monthly passes. There is plenty of seating near the splash pad with picnic tables and grills and one shaded area. Park in the parking lot off of Madison Street to bring you closest to the play areas.
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Memorial Park, Outhouse Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424, USA
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Richard P Outhouse Memorial Park playground has two unique pirate ship structures for kids to explore, complete with cannons and sails. There is also a second playground coming soon , universally designed for all to enjoy! Put this Canandaigua park at the top of your list!
Hamlin Park has much more to offer than meets the eye! There is a large playground, year-round restrooms, and lots of open space. The park serves as a general multipurpose recreational facility. There are 2 open-air pavilions and lots of open space so bring a lunch and make a day of it!
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This is a hidden gem of Rochester located within Highland Park. You can enter off Mount Hope or Reservoir Road. There is a small parking lot in front of the castle. This is a great spot for photos and weddings, so it is often closed on weekends. Visit during the week if you are able! To find the garden simply walk behind the castle! You can access the highland bowl by walking farther on and continue to the ice rink in the winter time!
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Beloved by generations of families, George's Hot Dogs is the perfect eat and play spot during the warmer months. This seasonal, kid friendly restaurant has two playgrounds, lots of open space, and delicious food!
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Accessible by vehicle in the Spring, Summer and Fall, Little Rock City offers a hike that is unique and fun for the whole family. The giant rocks, caves and crevasses will leave you awestruck and provide hours of exploration! This park is free to enter and explore!
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Lucille Ball Memorial Park offers beautiful views of Chautauqua Lake and has a lot to explore! The playground is perfectly situated near bathrooms, a pavilion, and just a short walk from the boardwalk. There are statues of Lucille Ball, one of America's most beloved female comedians, positioned around the perimeter of the park. The late star was born in Jamestown, NY and lived in Celoron, NY for many years. The park is adjacent to the Celoron Lighthouse which is open daily from dawn to dusk. Kids love to run along the boardwalk and look for fish and other wildlife along the shore! There is a large free parking lot and a few nearby shops and eateries to explore. Take a walk across the street and enjoy a bit to eat and shop at Brindle Barn Co or have a sweet treat at The Lakeside Scoop.
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Schoen Place is probably one of the most popular spots to stroll the canal in Rochester. With many dining spots, Ice Cream, Lock 32 Brewery and shops, it’s a go-to walk on a summer’s day. This spot also often hosts free summer concerts and is a great spot to feed the ducks.
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Hamlin Beach State Park is divided into 4 areas: Area 1 has many play structures and walking paths along the lake, Area two has beautiful lodges to rent and beach access (no swimming), Areas 3 and 4 has a swimming beach and another unguarded beach can be found at Area 5. The Park is open year round with a car entrance fee during swimming season.
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