It’s time for you to get away from your office or the library and take a short trip for some fresh air and a great view to stretch yourself!! I would like to recommend a state park within a two-hour drive of Rochester, Chimney Bluffs State Park. It’s on the eastern shore of Sodus Bay on Lake Ontario. The park owns trails both above and below the cliffs, and by using its hiking trails, the intrepid visitors can enjoy spectacular scenery and recreational opportunities, which are provided by the large clay rock formations at the water’s edge. These dramatic giant sculpted landforms make you feel amazed by nature. You can experience these massive earthen spires from above and along the lakeshore on nature trails.
If you have already been to Niagara Falls, there are three other major waterfalls. More excitingly, the park offers seasonal hot-air balloon rides. Can you imagine yourself over the waterfalls in a hot-air balloon? There are countless amenities and activities that can make your trip more enjoyable and fun. If you are a hiker, you can explore approximately four miles of hiking trails along the bluffs from the west entrance to the east entrance, as well as biking, fishing, grilling, and picnicking. Deer hunting and small game hunting, like duck, Canadian geese, brant and snow geese, and turkey is permitted in season, but a valid New York State hunting license with proper hunting stamps is required. And special winter activities include cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and especially, a trailhead for snowmobiling!
Recently, there were two special events, the Mud Pond Hike and the Spring Egg Hunt!
Spring is coming! Let’s enjoy the sunshine, breathe fresh air and get fantastic views!