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Monroe County


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Monroe County is located along the shores of Lake Ontario in the western part of Central New York.  The county seat is the city of Rochester.  The population, according to the 2010 census, is 744,344.  There are numerous parks and opportunities for hiking adventures in the county. We recommend checking out the book Best Easy Day Hikes Rochester, New York, which features many great hikes in this area.

The county is home to Hamlin Beach State Park and Irondequoit Bay Marine Park.  The city of Rochester has more than 3,500 acres of nationally recognized parks where you can explore, play, rest or entertain.  The county has nearly 12,000 acres spread over 21 county parks to explore. If your in the Rochester area or are looking to plan a hiking adventure in Monroe County, use the links below to help in planning your adventure. You can also check out TrailsRoc, a free app that includes all the trails/parks in Monroe County.

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Outdoor Recreational Opportunities in Monroe County

Hamlin Beach State Park Irondequoit Bay Marine Park Abraham Lincoln Park
Black Creek Park Churchville Park Devilís Cove Park
Durand-Eastman Park Ellison Park Genesee Valley Park
Greece Canal Park Highland Park Irondequoit Bay Park West
Lehigh Valley Trail Mendon Ponds Park Northampton Park
Oatka Creek Park Ontario Beach Park Powder Mills Park
Seneca Park Seneca Park Zoo Tryon Park
Webster Park Wetlands Park Brown Square Park
Browncroft Rose Garden Park Cobb's Hill Park & Washington Grove Corn Hill Landing
Edgerton Community Center and Park El Camino Trail Genesee Gateway Park
Brookdale Preserve Hipp Brook Preserve

Island Cottage Woods Preserve

Reed Road Bird  Sanctuary Salmon Creek Preserve High Falls & Lower Falls
Manitou Beach Preserve

Gosnell Big Woods Preserve

Crescent Trail in Perinton
Braddock Bay Park Beatty Point Park Genesee Riverway Trail
Thousand Acre Swamp Corbins Glen Lucien Morin Park


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