These Boots Were Made for Walking…Local Fall Walks
1. Genesee Valley Greenway Trail – walk or bike, incorporate a stop at the Yard of Ale Restaurant for a you-know-what, trail details on the website: www.fogvg.org
2. Oatka Creek Park – parking lot on Union Street in Scottsville just south of Route 383, start off walking to the right from the parking lot and it will take you down along the creek, print out this map so you can follow the changing trail marker colors, also a great place for cross country skiing, Oakta Creek Park Trail Map (pdf)
3. Linear Park and Cummings Nature Center in Bergen – park on the pull-off on West Sweden Road just north of Swamp Road by the “Linear Park” fluorescent yellow sign. Walk east and look for the Cummings Nature Center fluorescent sign on your left, turn left there and it loops you around the gorgeous ponds (just keep veering left so you walk counter-clockwise around the ponds) ending back on the railway trail. Wear boots since it is often muddy.
4. High Tor Wildlife Management Area – in Naples, NY; a little bit further away (about an hour from Bergen) yet rewards you with a gorgeous view after a heart-pumping 10 minute upward climb, head down the west side of Canandaigua Lake on Route 21, turn left onto Parish Cross Road before you reach the town of Naples, turn right at the stop sign then make an immediate left onto Parish Hill Road (by the yellow barn), pull off immediately on your right – look for the path that goes up the steep hill, bring a picnic or hit Brown Hound Bistro in Bristol Center for lunch after your hike, High Tor Map