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.
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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If visiting Sodus Point Beach Park, be sure to stop by Burnap’s Farm market for a bite to eat and some extra play before heading home. This farm market offers plenty of outdoor play opportunities free of charge as well as an array of fresh produce, u-pick options and many made-to-order menu items at their Garden Cafe.
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Summer is not complete without U Pick Raspberries and Blackberries. Here’s a list of some places of where to find them straight off the bush from Late June to October.
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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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Lovely farm shop with food to order, small wooden playground and a mine sluice!
Purchase a bag of raw material for $6, $20 or $40 and bring it over to the sluice to wash though and find gems! Lots of fun for all ages.
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.
To learn more about Webster County Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/webster-county-park/
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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2373 Allegany State Park Rte 1, Salamanca, NY 14779, USA
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Drive over to Red House Lake and park in the large parking lot on the right (same side as the lake). Here you will find the boathouse, large bathhouse, beach area with swimming, picnic area, and a lakefront playground. If you plan on swimming, check their Facebook page to make sure the beach is open. The beach periodically closes due to harmful algae blooms. Newly constructed in 2018, this large wooden playground features an obstacle course with rock-climbing walls, swing rope, scaling walls, and leaping pads. There is a sand play area with an activity platform and mini-excavator. The tall net twister can accommodate multiple children. There are typical swings and a birds nest swing set.
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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.
For more information on Basil Marella Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/basil-marella-park/
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!
More details can be found on our website: www.rochesterplaybook.com/ricky-greene-memorial-park