Rochester Outdoor Activities
Have some fun in the sun in Rochester. You'll be astounded by the city's natural beauty, and we've mapped out the best parks, gardens, and other destinations where you can see the perfect showcase of outdoor wonders.
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.
Address: 200 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14611 - MAP
Swim over to Seabreeze Park
, the largest amusement and waterpark in Rochester. Dive into 260,000 gallons of state-of-the-art, wave-making fun at the Wave, jump into rushing water at the Body Flumes, and grab a tube at the Inner Tube Ride. Enjoy a wet and wild water adventure while you spend a day outdoors at this park.
Phone: (585) 323-1900
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.
Address: 1099 Empire Boulevard, Rochester, NY 14611 - MAP
Phone: (585) 288-2830
Wild things are at the Seneca Park Zoo
. You'll have a roaring good time with wild lions, and tigers and bears. While you're exploring exhibits, you'll see monkeys and orangutans at play, along with animals like elephants, rhinos, and polar bears along the way. Also, be sure to check the zoo's calendar so you don't miss events like the Zoobilation, ZooBrew, and ZooBoo
Phone: (585) 336-7200
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.
Address: 1525 Calkins Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534 - MAP
Phone: (585) 359-7044
Hiking is easy at Isaac Gordon Nature Park
, as you hike along the park's 118 acres on a clear cut, one-mile round-trip path with a slight elevation gain. You'll enjoy the great outdoors, being surrounded by springtime wildflowers, and a natural pond setting that's popular with area hikers and cross-country skiers.
Address: Clover Street, Route 65, Pittsford, NY - MAP