Birdsong and Swamp Trails Loop is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Honeoye Falls, NY that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.
This is a moderately hilly trail. One of the highlights is the Nature Center with its gardens and interpretative displays related to geology, and native plants and animals. In winter chikadees will eat sunflower seeds out of the palm of your hand. The southern end of the trail passed through a swamp with a boardwalk. Look for wildflowers, bayberry, red maple trees, alders and a variety sedges and rushes. Take time to read the interpretative displays along the trail. You may decide to do a 3/4 mile hike called the square instead, which is an easy walk over gently rolling terrain. No pets, horses, or cross country skiing allowed.
Spotted a coyote on this trail this afternoon. He ran away from me! Beautiful walk otherwise.
The trail was not marked very well for half of it (south side). The north side was not marked still but the trail was at least present. A couple of stops allowed us to put our feet in the water to cool us down, which was awesome of this muggy day.
Overall, easy trail as we did this one with our 5month old (carried in our beloved Moby Wrap) and our 2 and a half year old (who walked 90% of it on her own!).
Easy hiking. A lot of wildlife. Feed chickadees and chipmunks sunflower seeds from your hand. Careful navigating the trail; it could be marked better.