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!
To learn more about Durand Eastman Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/durand-eastman-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.
To learn more about Northampton Park and Springdale Farm, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/springdale-farm-at-northampton-park/
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.
To learn more about Egypt Farm, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/egypt-park/
5. McCracken Farms' Great Pumpkin Patch 701 white road, Brockport NY
701 White Rd, Brockport, NY 14420, USA
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Mc Cracken Farms' Great Pumpkin Patch is a fall staple!
Open every weekend in October 11AM-5PM - Come to their woodland village to create memories with your friends and family. Enjoy making crafts in the cozy crafts building, pet farm animals, play on the tire hill and play area. Enjoy a wagon ride to the authentic great pumpkin patch where ANY PUMPKIN YOU PICK and can carry out IS INCLUDED in the price of admission of $10/person, kids under 2 are free.
You can enjoy a quick lunch from the snack shack and other cheap activities throughout.
*Service animals are allowed with proper vaccination papers/tags. Please keep pets home**
⚠️⚠️ Disclaimer.. the first weekend will have live reenactments with black powder cannons and muskets. Please be aware of those with sensitive sensory. ⚠️⚠️
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!
To read more about the park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/semmel-road-park/
Black Creek Park is a great place to visit any time of year. Within the park you will find a playground, fishing, and hiking. Along one of the hiking paths, you can find, “fairy houses!” There is also a large sledding hill and opportunities for skiing and snowshoeing!
To learn more about the park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/black-creek-park/
Kent Park is a quaint park with a small playground that leads into the Webster Arboretum. Within the arboretum, one can find a variety of plants, beautiful gardens and a pond and stream. The pond and stream is home to many water species that children can observe and explore.
To learn more about Kent Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/kent-park/
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!
To read more about Wolcott Falls Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/wolcott-falls-park/
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!
To learn more about Corbett's Glen, head our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/corbetts-glen/
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.
To learn more about Powder Mills Park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/powder-mills-park/
Moss Lake Preserve is a great place to play, hike, and explore. Moss Lake is free to enter and open daily from dawn to dusk. There is a picnic area overlooking the bog and a 2.5 mile hiking trail good for all skill levels. The highlight of this visit will be feeding the bullhead fish! The preserve is dog friendly (dogs must remain leashed). Be sure to bring a small amount of bread/crackers!
For more info, check out the full coverage on our website at https://wnyplaybook.com/moss-lake-preserve/
Shortsville Budd Park is a fantastic small town park that gives a big town feel to anyone who visits. There is ample space to move around, playground, basketball and tennis courts as well as seasonal events that welcomes everyone. Across the street there is a dog park, great fishing spots as well as access to the creek and a community garden.
To read more about the park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/shortsville-budd-park/
Center Park West is the perfect park for variety of ages as well as a fun family outing. After playing on the large, multi-age-level playground and children can enjoy a walk along the path. If you’ve completed the playground and story path, you can keep going to enjoy some light hiking through the wooded trails. The fun continues as this park also hosts concerts on Sundays and has great sledding in the winter. The parking lot is off of Ayrault Road. Bathrooms are seasonal.
To read more about the park, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/center-park/
This sledding hill isn’t too populated and great for a wide range of ages. Walk towards the playground from the Park's parking lot and head behind the lodge to reach the bottom of the hill.
1048 Portville-Obi Road Portville, NY 14770
Eat, play, and explore at Sprague's Maple Farms! This hidden gem offers so much more than great food. Enjoy educational hiking trails, a playground, and seasonal events for the whole family.
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Billy Wilson Park is located just down the road from The Friendship Fortress and Michael Phelps Swim School. Completed in 2019, the playground has a padded surface with wheelchair accessibility. Kids love to run, crawl, and ride up and down the ramps of this playground. The rubber surface makes this a great visit any time of the year! After the playground, enjoy a shaded walk through the Great Baehre Swamp.
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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!
More details here: http://wnyplaybook.com/little-rock-city/
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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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/
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.
To learn more about Schoen Place and Pittsford Dairy, head to our website: https://rochesterplaybook.com/schoen-place-pittsford-dairy/