Turning Point Park Trail

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Turning Point Park Trail is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rochester, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.7 miles
196 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


cross country skiing


nature trips

road biking

trail running





wild flowers


12 days ago

Very nice, we enjoyed our walk

17 days ago

Great, easy walk for the family!

1 month ago

Take this trail from Boxart all the way to Ontario Beach Park and back! It is quite a walk, but enjoyable...I am guessing a little over 5 miles round trip.

trail running
2 months ago

Great scenic trail with views. Beautiful area with a bridge that crosses part of the river. Hidden gem for sure!

5 months ago

Beautiful and scenic easy trail. A hidden gem in the area.

trail running
8 months ago

Parking at the end of Boxart. Not really a "trail" run but a beautiful run all the same.

9 months ago

Nice views great for family walks

10 months ago

Nice scenic oath. Mostly flat. I do wish that they did not blactop the path.

10 months ago

Park at lot at the end Of Boxart Street and go north to the Lake and return. About 4.5 miles round trip. Nice river views and wildlife.

10 months ago

Was able to walk to Lake Ontario from the parking lot and back. Very dog friendly park! Scenic views and even saw some deer.

11 months ago

Loved it! Hidden gem in the city!

11 months ago

Scenic. Can get to the Steven B. Roman while unloading. Some trash from inconsiderate people.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Great place, small turtles hidden everywhere, beautiful swans! Cool giant boat. Family and pet friendly park.

Monday, August 07, 2017

very nice and quiet walk.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Not sure why this is rated as moderate. Easy walk from parking lot to the bridge aside from a steep hill that leads you to the trail. I went paddle boarding here last year, but the dock isn't even visible anymore due to high water levels. Many people walking, biking, and fishing. Trail is well kept.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beautiful hike. Some hills on the trail from Ontario Beach Park to Turning Point. It's like a hidden gem in Rochester, not a lot of traffic! Love this area!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Great hike

Saturday, May 20, 2017

It's okay for a walk, combination paved trail and boardwalk. Follows the Genesee River, which the river banks definitely need some cleaning up from litter.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

We do this trail a lot. We usually part off of Boxart and walk down the steep hill to the boardwalk- we follow the boardwalk to the end and turn around- though the trail does go further than that. It's a nice trail to use with a stroller, though the hill near the parking lot is a bit tough. We had followed some of the trails through the woods there too and liked them- they they are not as stroller-accessible. The trail is generally well maintained and clean. There is plenty of parking and it's a nice place to watch water fowl and I often see people fishing there as well. We had seen lost of turtles as well and frequently see fish jumping out of the water. It's a nice trail for families.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Nice walk on a paved path and long bridge

Monday, April 17, 2017

Nice walk in the park.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

nice trail

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Well maintained; not too difficult.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

So much beautiful wildlife. Lots of turtles, ducks, hawks, and a swan couple

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Wide, flat, paved path takes you down to a wooden plank boardwalk that is over a portion of the the river. Some waterfowl, broad winged Hawks, Mute Swans, red winged blackbirds, a belted king fisher, and a few different gull species. Absolutely family friendly but it's one way in and the same way out. If you hike 4 miles in, you have to hike 4 miles out. No loop!

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Beautiful walk - very serene. Not strenuous - all flat. A hidden gem

Saturday, April 23, 2016

pleasant easy walking

Monday, August 31, 2015

Nice trail, good scenery great walk with kids

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Easy outdoor nature observation hike. Great for kids of all ages.

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