Pittsford Off The Beaten Path

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    Isaac Gordon Nature Park

    by davecallahan Updated Jan 24, 2008

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    This nature park has 120 arces of land dedicated to the wild flora and fauna of the region. There is a large pond for waterfowl, fields for warblers and vireos, woods for squirrels and chipmunks and flickers. Trillium and tooth-wort can be seen in the cleared areas among the trees.
    Some homemade trails have been forged in the area for hikers, birders and trail-skiers. They are tramped ground and bared soil; wet/muddy in spring but good in summer and fall.
    The western part of the park is open fields. The eastern section is a pond and wetlands with a raised platform to allow visage over the area.

    to get there:
    3450 Clover Street (route 65)
    take route 65 to an area just north of the NYS Thruway overpass and south of Lehigh Station Road

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    Great Embankment Park

    by davecallahan Written Apr 21, 2007

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    This park is physically in Bushnell Basin but has a Pittsford address.

    This is a scenic walking park with new ball fields at one end and benches and the Erie Canal on the other side. There are several plaques commemorating local events and personages.
    The park has been nicely landscaped to show off the beauty of the area. It provides a nice place to visit and get some peace and quiet while you enjoy the fresh air.

    There is a small area where you can fish or launch canoes. The walkway mostly runs right along the edge of the canal so you should use caution if you have small children with you.

    to get there:
    631 Marsh Road
    take I-490 to the Palmyra/route31 exit. go west on route 31 a short distance and connect to Marsh Road. take Marsh Road south to the park

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    Powder Mills Park

    by davecallahan Written Apr 13, 2007

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    (this park is physically in Bushnell Basin but has a Pittsford address)

    This is a great park for a diversity of activities.
    First there are the fish hatcheries right at the park entrance that be entertaining for the kids during hatchling seasons. Fishing is allowed in the park with proper licensing.
    Then there are the multitude of picnicking areas in the park in the open, up the hills, in the woods, each with picnic tables and grill stand. Some of the picnic areas have rentable pavilions with bathrooms and fire-stoves.
    There are a myriad of trails; some are paved for walkers or joggers; some are unpaved for hikers and birders; they traverse the park east-to-west and north-to-south.

    to get there:
    154 Park Road (right off route 96 just south of the Bushnell Basin exit from I-490)

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