It’s good to get outside for some fresh air and sunshine! We’ve pulled together a list of ways to go stretch those legs and clear your mind with safe outdoor activities. Just remember to do your part to distance yourself and always follow safety protocols. 

Walk/Hike At A Park

Monroe County has 21 parks* that make up more than 12,000 acres of parkland. In addition, the City of Rochester also maintains a variety of parks that offer active and passive forms of recreation as well as scenic overlooks and trails for solidarity walks and jogs. 

  • Aberdeen Square Park 

  • Abraham Lincoln Park*

  • Black Creek Park* 

  • Brown Square Park 

  • Browncroft Rose Garden Park 

  • Churchville Park* 

  • Cobb’s Hill Park & Washington Grove 

  • Devil’s Cove Park* 

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park at Manhattan Square 

  • Durand-Eastman Park* & Durand Eastman Beach 

  • Ellison Park* 

  • El Camino Trail 

  • Farmington Park 

  • Fourth Street & Peck Street Park 

  • Genesee Crossroads-Charles Carroll Park 

  • Genesee Gateway Park 

  • Genesee Riverway Trail 

  • Genesee Valley Park* 

  • Greece Canal Park*

  • Highland Park* 

  • Irondequoit Bay Park West*

  • Jones Square Park 

  • JR Wilson Park 

  • Lehigh Valley Trail Linear Park*

  • Lower Gorge of the Genesee  

  • Lucien Morin Park* 

  • Lunsford Circle Park 

  • Maplewood Park & Rose Garden 

  • Mendon Ponds Park* 

  • Northhampton Park* 

  • Oatka Creek Park *

  • Ontario Beach Park* 

  • Powder Mills Park* 

  • Pulaski Park 

  • Sebastian Park 

  • Seneca Park*

  • Susan B. Anthony Square Park  

  • Troup Street Park 

  • Tryon Park* 

  • Turning Point Park & Trail 

  • Webster Park* 

Bike The Erie Canal 

In Rochester, the Erie Canal stretches for miles from Fairport to Brockport. So, grab your bike or running shoes and hit the canal path through one or all of these canal towns. 

  • Fairport 

  • Pittsford 

  • Brighton/Henrietta 

  • Genesee River Crossing @ Genesee Valley Park 

  • Greece 

  • Spencerport 

  • Brockport 

Hit The Golf Course 

Public golf courses are now open in Monroe County and following social distancing guidelines and restrictions to mitigate the risk of spreading COVID-19. Monroe County Parks golf courses include Durand Eastman, Genesee Valley, and Churchville. Click here for more information and to book a tee time. 

Go Fish! 

Trout season opens April 1 across New York State. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has provided information on how to safely fish during this time of social distancing including to fish local, avoid crowds and groups, and be adaptive by finding another fishing location if your spot is busy. Please refer back to the DEC website for more information on fishing in New York including how to get a fishing license.