Three Great Rochester Hiking Trails in Time For Fall!

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As the crisp Fall breeze starts to blow in, so too comes the time to start planning some great Fall activities! One of the best parts of living in Western New York is the color of the leaves as they change, and there’s no better way to enjoy them than with a nice, adventurous hike. There are many great trails all throughout Monroe County, and the real question is where do you want to start hiking Rochester NY? So, to help you, here’s three great Rochester hiking trails for your exploration this Fall!

1. Tryon Park.

Tryon Park is the hidden gem of the Rochester hiking trails. It's 82 undeveloped, sprawling acres are in Irondequoit. Since many people don't know about the park, it's perfect for a more secluded and personal hike. There is no official entrance either, just a sign with the hour posted. According to the Rochester Wiki page, which is the people's guide to Rochester, "The trails are rugged, so bring sturdy shoes and grab a walking stick from the forest. There are lots of craggy hills to climb and glistening rocks to leap over."

2. Durand Eastman.

The Durand Eastman Park is easily one of the most beautiful Rochester hiking trails. With over 100 years under its belt and 977 acres, the 5,000 feet of Lake Ontario waterfront is perfect for a nice relaxing stroll. According to the Monroe County website, “Its steep wooded slopes, valleys, scenic vistas, small lakes, spring flowering trees and spectacular fall foliage colors add to this park’s exceptional beauty.”

3. Genesee Riverway Trail.

The Genesee Riverway Trail links a vast array of different Rochester hiking trails throughout the county. The trail is historic, because it’s a preserved canal towpath, which makes it a great trail to bring you dog, according to BringFido.com. Since the trail runs through the city as well, it gives you the opportunity to discover some new spots in the city!

If you have ever gone along on any of these Rochester hiking trails, please share your thoughts in the comments! If there are any other Rochester hiking trails that you’d like to recommend, please feel free to do so as well!

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