From fishing, to hiking, to the playground, nature center, fairy trail and bird sanctuary, Mendon Ponds Park can supply a full day of fun! There is plenty to do and unlimited opportunities to connect with nature in all seasons. Bring a picnic lunch and spend the day. Dogs are not allowed on the fairy trail and in the Wild Wings areas. The typical playground, hiking trails and Wild Wings Facilities are driving distance from one another.
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The playground is off of Douglas Rd. by the Hundred Acre Pond. It has a spring car, typical swings, baby swings and fun train structure. There are two separate structures for the young and old. There is a seasonal restrooms here as well as a big pond to explore just over the hill.
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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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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Egypt Park has a farm-themed playground with a trail that connects the playground parking lot to the Lollypop Farm Trail. Other activities include hiking trails through the woods and going within the building at Lollypop 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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Located at the top of Keuka Lake, Red Jacket Park offers a beautiful spot to seek shade, visit a playground and cool off in the lake. This park is about an hour drive from the City of Rochester but makes for a great stop if exploring Penn Yan for the day. Consider stopping by Oak Hill Bulk Foods and the Spotted Duck while in the area!
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Webster County Park is a favorite here! Between the multiple playgrounds and beautiful pier with creek access and sand to play in, how can it not be?! Campsites are also available for rent so you can stay and play.
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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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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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Highland Park playground is a hidden gem tucked away in the city of Salamanca. This inclusive playground is perfectly situated on a low-traffic road and features a rare ropes course to encourage being active as well as play equipment for both 2-5 and 5-12 year olds. This small park boasts several ADA features so everyone will enjoy something here. There is a small open air pavilion with single picnic table. There are no bathrooms at 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.
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Basil Marella Park is a beautiful park with much to do! After playing on the playground explore the wheel-friendly path, creek and the fitness trail. A sledding hill can be found a short walk away from the playgrounds.
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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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Johnson Park is a small town location which has some unique amenities. Set back from the road there are two playground areas (large and small), skate park, baseball field and several volleyball nets. There is also grills and an open air pavilion with bathrooms. Visit in the winter for free ice skating!
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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!
What a gem! There is more than meets the eye at Ricky Greene Memorial Park! This little park hidden in Conesus boasts unique wooden play equipment, beautiful hiking, historical aspects and a modern playground! If you like to explore off the beaten path, add this one to the bucket list!
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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.