Hit the Trails Guide on the Eastside of Rochester

By Kelly Zaryk, Publisher Macaroni Kid Pittsford-SE Rochester, NY June 1, 2022

National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June recognizes all the incredible benefits federal, state and local trails provide for recreation and exposure nature. Events held throughout the United States help promote awareness of the wide variety of services the trails systems offer. The day encourages people to discover their local trials, become active concerning trail issues, and share their excitement for the outdoors.

While hiking may be the first activity to come to mind, trails offer so much more! Trails provide access to waterways for canoeing and paddle trips. Birders find excellent opportunities for birdwatching and those seeking to test their abilities to observe and study geolocation enjoy geocaching. Others learn land navigation or use the trails for biking. Each of the pursuits creates an opportunity to spend time outdoors and generate an excellent cardiovascular workout.

National Trails Day is also an opportunity to thank the many volunteers, land agencies, trail developers, park employees, and rangers for their help in developing and maintaining the trails.

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The Summer of 2021, we enjoyed discovering new trails around Perinton utilizing the Wegmans HIT THE TRAIL PASSPORT FORA HEALTHIER, BETTER LIFE! 

This year I'm excited to check out the Pittsford Trails Wegmans Hit the Trail Passport 

On Sunday, July 9th we hit our first trail... Mitchell Trail at The Great Embarkment Park.  If you aren't familiar with how this works, there is a little book you find a trail to go on then look for a post with the rubber marker to document you were there.  I recommend to make sure you have a pencil on your hike.  We look forward to discovering more trails all summer long!

Here are some other trails in the area to check out...

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