Mertensia Park Hike or Bike – Bluebells!

May 5, 2024 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mertensia Park
1390-1394 Mertensia Rd
Farmington, NY 14425

Hike in the Bluebells and Auburn Trail | Springwater Trails

Come join us at Mertensia Park in Farmington to see one of the area’s most reliable spots for enjoying Virginia Bluebells!  May is traditionally the peak time to see these blue eyed beauties growing wild in the woods along Mud Creek.

Our hike or bike will begin at 2:00 pm from Mertensia Park (1390-1394 Mertensia Road Farmington, NY 14425).  Please plan to arrive by 1:45pm (there is plenty of parking at the park).


Hikers: will explore a lovely trail through the park woods, and then head west along the Auburn Trail toward Victor, turning around to return at their discretion. Mertensia Park Trail is a 2.1 mile (4,500-step) route with an elevation gain of about 173.8 ft and is rated as easy.  This is a moderately paced hike on level, well maintained trails.

Bikers:  After a brief trip down to the stream to enjoy the Mertensias, the cyclists will head west along the Auburn Trail, through Victor, under the Thruway and on to the trail’s end at Woolston Road, the southwest entrance to Powder Mills Park. Total distance is 18 miles, but there are plenty of spots to turn around if you want a shorter ride. The multi-use trail is wide and a well-maintained stone dust surface, with well-marked road crossings and a few short detours onto the surrounding roads.

Social: After the hike we will gather at Eddie O’Briens Grille and Bar located at 5975 NY-96 Farmington, NY  14425.  For more information about the restaurant visit


Directions to the site:

From Springwater:   Follow Route 15A north to Honeoye Falls, turning right on West Main Street just west of the Village.  At the center of Honeoye Falls, turn right at the traffic light on East Street, which becomes Boughton Hill Road.  Follow Boughton Hill Road 11.6 miles, passing Ganondagan.  After East Victor Road, make a left on Mertensia Road.  Mertensia Park is on your left, just over the hill.

From Rochester: Take Route 490 and the NYS Thruway to Exit 44, Farmington. Go 1.4 mile south on Route 332 and turn right on Route 96.  In another .4 miles turn left on Mertensia Road.  Mertensia Park entrance will be in .6 miles on your right.

From Honeoye or points along Routes 5 & 20 East or West:  Head toward Bloomfield and go north on Route 444 toward Victor. At Boughton Hill Road, go right for 2.3 miles and take a left on Mertensia Road.  Park will be on your left in .1 mile.

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