Mendon Ponds Park is the largest Monroe County Park with 2,500 acres of woodlands, ponds, wetlands and glacially created landforms. In 1969, it was named to the National Registry of Natural Landmarks due to its geologic history and presence of significant kames, eskers, and kettles. This distinct park offers six Lodges and seven Shelters, all available for rental. Mendon Ponds has many recreational areas; Sharon’s Sensory Garden, Wild Wings, Inc., a Youth Camping area, and a boat launch (non-motorized boats only).

Spotted a coyote on this trail this afternoon. He ran away from me! Beautiful walk otherwise.

have hiked and snow shoed here multiple times. nice if you're looking to get out for a few hours close to rochester. plenty to explore in the park

hiking
2 months ago

Great fairly easy hike if you stick to the main trail. Good combination of wooded and open areas with a good amount of ridge hiking. Only negative is there are a lot of loose stones on the sharper inclines.

hiking
4 months ago

It is a decent trail. Not busy at all so a good place to hike and relax. Pay close attention to the markers though or you may go in circles all day. Make sure you wear bug spray!

hiking
6 months ago

Good easy flat walk. Some open, some wooded.

hiking
6 months ago

I absolutely love this trail. It takes me about two hours to complete when walking at a leisurely pace (total trail length is approximately 4.7 miles). As others have stated, it is very easy to wander off the trail so always keep a look out for green paint markers on the trees. There are also numerous hills and valleys on this trail which makes it interesting. The trail also goes near the road sometimes, which I don't find to be particularly enjoyable when out hiking, but overall a great hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Nice little hike, beautiful area. I did this during winter so some of the trail was a little icy but still a nice hike in a great park.

walking
8 months ago

I bring my Lab Rottie to Mendon Ponds every day to get her excercise and I find myself walking this trail more than any of the others. Super easy walk with some small hills and some alright views of the ponds. Always people here.

hiking
11 months ago

Some nice hills to trek. Be careful not to walk off the wooden planks near the beginning of the trail because your feet will sink beneath the leaves (when muddy).

hiking
1 year ago

I went here with my wife. It was good. Check out my track of this trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Easy flat hike trails are clearly marked.

hiking
1 year ago

Parts in woods parts out open. Good hike has ups and downs.

Trail was clearly defined for the most part) muddy in some sections, but overall a nice short hike.

walking
1 year ago

Excellent trail for cross country running or a brisk walk. The relative lack of stones and roots on the trail makes it easy for going fast. The trail meanders over and around short hills. Runs along a well travelled road and in sight of houses in a few places but mostly surrounded by pleasant mixed forest dominated by maples which provide cool shade for most of the trail. There are many side trails which make following the route confusing. Look for rectangular green paint blazes on the trees.