1390 Mertensia Road
Mother’s Day is traditionally the peak time for the Virginia Bluebells along Mertensia Creek. Bring your mother, or any mother, or just come on your own to the park for a short walk along the creek enjoying the bluebells, followed by a walk or bike ride on the Auburn Trail, which passes through the park. This will be a self-guided event; you can head east through a new section of the Auburn Trail ending at Route 332, or west toward Victor, as far as you’d like and back. Weather permitting, bring a sandwich or snacks to enjoy afterwards beside the creek at the park.
Walkers: All walks are level and on well maintained trails. The distance going east to Route 332 and back is 4.3 miles, including the bluebell circuit. Going west, if you go the full distance to Route 444 in Victor your hike will be about 5 miles including the bluebell circuit.
Cyclists: For those on bikes, heading west to Fishers and back on the Auburn Trail will be 13 miles and will take you to the c. 1841 cobblestone pump house, built to service the steam engines on one of the area’s earliest railroads.
Social: Weather permitting, bring a sandwich or snacks to enjoy afterwards beside the creek at the park. Bring your own lawn chair, as there is only one picnic table.