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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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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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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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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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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A great park to head to year round! The playground has an awesome climber that seems great for most ages!. There is a nice field next to the playground as well. Stop by this playground after a visit to the Kelly’s Apple Farm or for sledding and hiking.
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Allegany State Park Rte 1, Salamanca, NY 14779, USA
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Allegany State Park is the largest state park in New York State and is divided into the Red House Area and Quaker Area. Nestled within the 65,000 acre park are overlooks, playgrounds, hiking, swimming, fishing, nature trails, caves, and even a waterfall. Red House Area can be accessed from I-86 exits 19 and 21. There is so much to see here you definitely won't get it all in with one visit. Consider camping over or visit again and again! The following information outlines a visit to the Red House Area. Please note, there is a seasonal car entrance fee of $7 to enter the park.
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Case Lake Access Site is well-known by fishers and paddlers, but has so much more to offer. Case Lake has a modern playground, picnic area with large pavilion, and a brand new handicap accessible boat launch installed in 2021. There is a lot of open space to play as well as picnic tables, charcoal grills, and large rocks for the kids to climb on.
For more info, check out https://wnyplaybook.com/case-lake/
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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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.
To read more about the park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/thornell-farm-park/
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.There's a sledding hill for the thrill seekers here too!
To read more about the park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/cobbs-hill-park/
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.
To read more about the park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/edmund-lyon-park/
Ontario Pathways is a 23.3 mile trail on an abandoned rail bed. At the trail head off of County Road 10 in Canandaigua you will find the start of the Winnie the Pooh Trail! This part of the trail is entertaining, easy and stroller friendly!
More details can be found in our article at: https://rochesterplaybook.com/ontario-pathways-winnie-the-pooh-trail/
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!
Barcelona Harbor is a free family friendly beach with wide open space, a short hiking trail featuring a small waterfall at the end, and more! We visited on a hot, summer day and we did not feel crowded at all. Be sure to check out the Barcelona Lighthouse right next door before you head back home.
6121 Chestnut Ridge Rd, Orchard Park, NY 14127, USA
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The new Playground for All at Chestnut Ridge Park had its grand opening October 22, 2021. This fully accessible, inclusive play space features a padded play surface with wheelchair accessibility throughout. Children and adults of all physical and developmental abilities are welcome to enjoy themselves in a sensory-rich environment. The playground is located next to the casino, just above the sled hill. There is a large parking lot and indoor restrooms. The park is about 40-minutes from Ellicottville but is well worth the drive.
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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