Outdoors
in Rochester, NY

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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
BayCreek Paddling Center
BayCreek Paddling Center

(585) 288-2830

1099 Empire Blvd
Rochester, NY 14611   Directions Website

Truly great outdoor kayaking adventures are something to brag about at the BayCreek Paddling Center. Imagine yourself in the Florida Everglades on a week long kayaking adventure, mingling with the dolphins and camping under the stars. Sign up today for your private lesson, trip, or local tour.

Carl D Coleman's Fly Shop
Carl D Coleman's Fly Shop

(585) 352-4775

4786 Ridge Rd W
Spencerport, NY 14559   Directions Website

Reel in the big one with Carl D. Coleman's Fly Shop. Unwind on guided fly fishing trips with guys who have a combined 100 years of fly fishing action and experience in their tackle boxes. They'll set you up with the right gear, the right advice and most of all, they'll show you where the fish are! These professionals make recreational fishing easy.

Genesee Riverway Trail
Genesee Riverway Trail

(585) 428-5990

200 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14611   Directions Website

Be a trail blazer at Genesee Riverway Trail, a 9 mile off-road trail for walking, running and bicycling along the Genesee River. On your journey down the outdoor trail, you'll travel through the scenic, historical, and cultural heart of Rochester to travel over eight pedestrian bridges, around three waterfalls, and through eleven parks.

Isaac Gordon National Park Trail
Isaac Gordon National Park Trail

(800) 850-4313

Pittsford, NY
Website

Hikers at Isaac Gordon National Park appreciate the 118 acres with a clear cut one-mile roundtrip recreation path. The trail boasts a slight elevation gain and is surrounded by springtime wildflowers, and a natural pond setting popular with area hikers and cross-country skiers. You'll enjoy a day of recreation on this beautiful trail.

Rochester Area Flyers
Rochester Area Flyers

(585) 428-7045

Rochester, NY
Website

If you've got a passion for hang gliding, hang on tight! Head out for extreme sports adventure with Rochester Area Flyers and fly above the city on a hang gliding or paragliding journey. Join this group and learn the top hang gliding techniques, tips, and eventually, you'll venture out on a jump at one of the city's best launching points.

Tinker Nature Park
Tinker Nature Park

(585) 359-7044

1525 Calkins Rd
Pittsford, NY 14534   Directions Website

Enjoy time outdoors and observe nature at Tinker Nature Park in the Hansen Nature Center, and the Tinker Homestead Museum. Walk or jog along the natural trails to travel across a well-maintained park that is home to a historic cobblestone museum with a wildlife observation deck, herb garden and more. Nature and exercise are familiar friends here.

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