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Mendon Ponds Park

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This large park has multiple lakes, places to sit, hiking trails, birds, and inspiration. For many... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2018
San Diego, California
What an outstanding experience

I have never experienced such a thing. My husbands family invited us to join them in feeding the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

This large park has multiple lakes, places to sit, hiking trails, birds, and inspiration. For many years it inspired my relative to write poetry, recharge her batteries, and think in and with nature. On a fall day, this is a awesome spot to enjoy the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018

I have never experienced such a thing. My husbands family invited us to join them in feeding the birds and seeing this park. It was so amazing to have bird seed in your hand, and the birds literally come down and land on your hand...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mollie L
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Mendon Ponds Park is a large and lovely park, with lots of woods, trails, ponds, and nature. It is a great place to go hiking, and its just minutes away from downtown Rochester, but you feel like you are far from any city, out in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jon S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

That is my biggest complaint about the Rochester region - the lack of hills. Other then that, this is an incredible park! It is huge and, as the name suggests, there are lots of ponds and miles of trails. One of my favorites in Western...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Jacob K
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Great park and trails. Have ridden my horse on their trails and had a blast with a picknick lunch, very beautiful and easy to navigate.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank JacksonRandall
Reviewed 13 November 2017

When my children were very young, I would hurry up with my days chores to get everyone ready for a swim at the ponds. During those years, there were life guards chasing away the geese who were cluttering up the area. After the life guard...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Tatiana E
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Mendon Ponds Park near Rochester, NY is a nice place to visit. It is very large with several roads bisecting it. It has long trails to enjoy the great outdoors. Its many ponds and lakes offer a pastoral setting which is great for taking photos....More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Frank M
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a county park and is nice year round. There are lots of trails for hiking and skiing or snowshoes. The trails are marked and many are groomed for winter sports. Hundred Acre Pond is a nice place to wet your paddles. It has...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank terry s
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The park is big enough and varied enough to get lost in. The trails are perfect for walking, running, biking, and other stuff. And the ponds are fair to good for fishing. A real treat is the nature walk, particularly in the winter. The chickadees...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Journey803091
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

I love Mendon Ponds. It is a beautiful park southeast of Rochester. I go there all four seasons. It has multiple trails that are good for hiking, running, xc skiing and walking. I have trained for several marathons using the trails for long runs. The...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ron N
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Andy P
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Never had a problem with it, just don't go crazy and clean up after yourselves