Mendon Ponds Park Hike

November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us on Sunday Nov 19th for a Fairy decent hike.   Everyone will meet at the Nature Center parking area at 27 Pond Road, Mendon at 1:45 for a 2PM start.

Naturalists will explore the Nature Trail and parts of Birdsong and Quaker Pond Trails. Birdsong and the Nature Trails are noted for feeding the chickadees from your palm so bring some birdseed and give it a try.  This hike is a loop with a length of about 1.5miles with the option to add another 1/4mile loop towards the end.

Climbers will start on the Nature Trail, cut over to the Grassland and Devil’s Bathtub trails, West Esker Trail, Kennedy Bog and back to see the Fairy Houses(see above) on the Nature Trail. Hike length is about 3.3 miles.


        Please note: Climbers will experience several steep ascents and descents. Hiking poles are recommended.

Mendon Ponds Park map

Social afterwards at Flaherty’s Restaurant, 60 W. Main Street, Honeoye Falls.


Directions to Nature Center:

From Springwater: Head north on 15A for 21.6 miles through Hemlock and Lima. Take a right at the exit to Honeoye Falls. Stay on W Main St into the village where you will join NY 65 (1.9 mi). Continue straight onto NY 65 for 4.4 mi. (At 2 miles, you will go around a traffic circle. Stay on NY 65.) Turn right onto Pond Rd at the first park entrance. The Nature Center is just inside the entrance, on the right.

From Honeoye, take US 20A west and head north on CR 37 for 8.2 miles to W Bloomfield. Continue straight on NY 65 for about 3 miles, and make a right on Quaker Meeting House Road just before you come into Honeoye Falls. When Quaker Meeting House Road ends at Route 251 (Rush-Mendon Road), go left and then right on Route 65/Clover Street. The Pond Road entrance to the park is about 2 miles to the north, on the right. The Nature Center is just inside the entrance, on the right.

From Rochester: Exit I590 at Monroe Ave toward Pittsford. Turn right (south) onto NY 65 (Clover St). In about 6.7 you will come to the Canfield Road entrance to the park – this is not the one you want. Continue another 1.5 miles, then turn left onto Pond Rd, the second entrance into the park.  The Nature Center is just inside the entrance, on the right.

Directions to Flaherty’s for Social:  From Nature Center parking lot, go left to Clover Street (Route 65) and then left toward Honeoye Falls. Proceed about 5.5 miles to Honeoye Falls and through the center of the village. Flaherty’s will be on your left at #60 W. Main Street, which is Route 65.

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