Please note this hike will begin at 1:30, as the Park closes at 4:00.
This Sunday’s hike will introduce us to new territory. Abe Lincoln Park is 182 acres of lovely trees, located along the southeastern shore of Irondequoit Bay, in the town of Penfield. It is an oasis nestled within a bustling commercial and residential area. The trails meander through several small glens or gullies and in places afford lovely views of the bay with its resident swans. It is a very popular destination for families, as there are several play areas for children in the front area. The hiking trails extend into the woods beyond the playgrounds. The parking area on Empire Blvd is small, 20 vehicle capacity. There is another parking area at the north end,]. If needed we could relocate the start of the hike to there. The trails are rocky in places with some steep sections. Sturdy hiking shoes/boots and poles are advised.
All hikers will begin from the same point of the main trail (white trail) which is well blazed. Depending on the number of folks and ability levels, we will branch out from this trail onto some of the secondary trails. Trail maps will be provided to the leader of each group. Naturalists will want to take a slower pace on a shorter route out to the edge of the bay on the Green Trail, less than 2 miles. Tourists may decide to go the length of the White Trail, at a slower pace than the climbers, 3miles. Climbers will go the full length of the White Trail plus explore some of the Red and Orange Trails, about 4 miles.
Social For those who wish to gather in the parking area after the hike, please bring your own snacks and beverages. Social distancing will be observed and masks should be worn.
Directions Follow 590N to the Empire Blvd exit. Go east on Empire Blvd., pass Irondequoit Bay then uphill to Abraham Lincoln Park on the Left near Daytona St.