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Beatty Point
Park

 

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Beatty Point Park is an open space owned by the Town of Greece, located NW of Rochester, NY. The area is a popular birding location. An easy one mile hike along an old road takes you to a scenic overlook of pristine Buck Pond. The area is surrounded by 2125 acre Braddock Bay Wildlife Management Area. There is a small parking area along Long Pond Road, near the exit off of the Lake Ontario State Parkway.

This park is popular for bird viewing, with northern harrier and other migrating hawks and owls. You'll see bobolink, meadowlark, sedge wren, savannah sparrow as well. White tail deer, coyotes, red foxes, raccoons and muskrats are known to be in the area. There are also snapping turtles and differnt varieties of ducks. This is a great place to take a quiet walk.

 The GPS coordinates of the large parking area off Long Pond Road is N43 17.008 W77 41.502. Look below for a map from the kiosk and a picture. You can find a featured hike in this park in the recommended book Best Easy Day Hikes Rochester, New York.

 

A nice gravel trail to walk along

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