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The County of Ontario is located 8 miles from Rochester in the heart of upstate New York. Ontario County includes 2 cities, 16 towns, 8 villages, 2 colleges, and 17 school districts. The county seat was founded in 1789 within the historic City of Canandaigua.  Over 100,000 people make Ontario County their home.

Ontario County is within the Finger Lakes Region of New York State and is a very popular tourist area.  It is also a very popular destination for those looking for outdoor recreation.  The 50+ mile Bristol Hills Trail northern terminus is located at Ontario County Park and runs through part of the county.  The Bristol Hills Trail is a branch trail of the 900+ mile Finger Lakes Trail System.  Ontario Pathways is popular with both bikers and hikers.

The highest point in Ontario County is located on private property at Frost Hill with an elevation of 2280 feet.  It is located directly across from the view point at the Jump Off at Ontario County Park. You can also check out the Victor Hiking Trails website for more info on hiking in the area.

Use the links below to help plan your next outdoor adventure in Ontario County.  If you'd like to see us add a new place, please e-mail us at

Outdoor Recreational Opportunities in Ontario County

Ontario Pathways Ontario County Park Bristol Hills Trail
High Tor WMA Ganondagan Historic Site Harriet Hollister Spencer State Rec Area
Honeoye Creek WMA Wesley Hill Nature Preserve West Hill Nature Preserve
Cumming Nature Center Moody Trail Sonnenberg Gardens
Grimes Glen Stid Hill Multiple Use Area Manchester Gateway Trail
Lehigh Valley Trail Auburn Trail Hemlock-Canadice State Forest


Grimes Glen

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