Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Mendon Ponds County Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
muddy
17 days ago

This is an excellent beginner trail. Well marked, although today there was a lot of mud. Beautiful fall views however.

Pretty easy and beautiful this time of year. One more week and you would be able to see every color of the changing leaves. Not marked super well but easy enough to navigate during the day. Love this one though.

hiking
23 days ago

Short and easy hike with beautiful views and great fall foliage at this time of year.

hiking
muddy
over grown
23 days ago

This is one of my favorite trails in Rochester. It’s a really great trail for a workout! My pup and I hike it together and it’s the perfect distance, difficulty and challenge for us with lots of beautiful trees and views. At one point you can head across a road and get a bonus view of the big pond and all the trees across it. There was some mud and in summer especially there are parts that are extremely overgrown. Definitely want the tick spray on you for this hike!

hiking
muddy
rocky
28 days ago

Trail was rocky and muddy in areas, but that is what is to be expected at Devils Bathtub. That is part of the beauty of it, is that it’s natural and is an adventure, not a stroll down the sidewalk. It also appears that someone came in this summer and installed a new viewing platform at the start of the trail and they updated the boardwalk. It really needed it, the previous one was getting to a point of being unstable.

hiking
28 days ago

Great for running or hiking. Lots of elevation changes with beautiful scenery. I'd say like 3/5 people I came across had their dogs with them so it was nice to have a friendly visit from a 4 legged friend while I was hiking alone. Also came across some hoof prints along the trail and eventually caught up to the riders by the soccer fields so use caution if you're running as to not spook them!

hiking
1 month ago

I took the dog out on this trail for an afternoon hike. We lucked into warm beautiful weather and the trail gave us ample opportunity to enjoy both the sunshine and some shade. This trail is mostly through wooded areas with a few spots that pop out next to the road. While definitely a trail filled with hills, overall it wasn’t too challenging, just enough to break a sweat. I will say I kept waiting for some sort of hidden gem moment around each bend. There is no waterfall as some others have mentioned and no real spectacular moments. Overall it’s a pleasant walk through the woods that will let you break a sweat and get away for a little bit.

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely, well-marked trail. Did 5 miles in just under two hours with plenty of stops to look at flowers, bugs, etc. Would be great for trail running and dogs, although we didn't bring ours.

hiking
bugs
muddy
1 month ago

Very nice park. However, when I was there in July the bugs were brutal. I’m looking forward to returning soon for a (hopefully) less buggy experience.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice walk through woods with spots that you can see Quaker Pond. Not very muddy or buggy.

Loved the fairy houses and feeding the birds and chipmunks.

hiking
2 months ago

Well maintained trails however markings are a bit confusing at times. Says 2.8 mile loop ended Up doing 3.7 miles because doubling back.

hiking
2 months ago

What a great trail! Well marked and fairly well maintained. I was pleasantly surprised to find the majority was in the woods. Followed the green signs and was almost 5 miles on the nose

hiking
bugs
rocky
2 months ago

I love this trail! I did the whole thing and found it quite challenging and enjoyable! I did not see the waterfall sadly. Perhaps that was a mistake in the description. But it was a nice hike with a lot of hills, but just enough level spots to give you a break. The bugs however were awful! I did not bring bug spray. They were bearable at first but towards the end of the trail they were so bad. So wear bug spray! Don't be like me! I enjoyed the beautiful woods and the great workout.

cross country skiing
2 months ago

Great for cross country skiing, very few hills and usually a few deer.

Done this one hundreds of times

Bring some bird seed and hold it out in your open hand. The birds will fly down, land on your hand, and eat!

fishing
2 months ago

Quaker Pond isn’t fished much, and there are some big bass in it. Hike in, find the little peninsula, and toss a line in. You’ll likely have the pond to yourself.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike- easy to follow blazes, just enough hills to feel like a bit of a challenge. Quite buggy- which we should have anticipated more on a humid August day... be sure to spray up if this bothers you!

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was great but we didn’t find the featured waterfall! Is there one? Where is it? Bugs were fierce so don’t forget your spray!

hiking
3 months ago

Not sure what trail the Wink's were hiking, this trail is about 75% wooded.

amazing activity for family of all ages.

hiking
bugs
4 months ago

Nice walk but bugs were bad (since near the pond/swampy area). Lots of it was on a grassy path, a bit more than ankle deep.

hiking
4 months ago

Our first time hiking this trail - very nice, most parts are in the woods and/or partially shaded. A couple of sections are out in the open near the road but then it goes right back into the woods.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

A bit muddy in spots. Trail wasn't clearly marked and I ended up on a different trail. Finally, I figured it out and walked the loop 3 times. Enjoyable.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail, but not marked very well. We followed what we though were the correct markers and ended up back at the car after just 3/4 mile, so we walked it twice. The 2nd time through we noticed a divergent path with a different color marker that we assume we should’ve followed to do the entire 1.9 miles. Very confusing.

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