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My favorite is early spring when falls are mostly still frozen to late spring with lots of wildflowers. muddy in spring past the falls but great for kids.

Well maintained trails , easy to get into trail running and hiking, good views and cover

Good hike in well maintained trails. Mostly shaded. Can get buggy if trails are wet. The waterfall is the main attraction and can get very busy. Shallow enough so kids can play in the stream. I liked the hiking sections in the south part of the park. It’s actually across the road from the visitors center. I would come back in the spring for the wildflowers.

Great, well-marked trail. The waterfall is easy to access and great for wading and playing. Easy hiking, even for younger kids. There are a lot of dogs on the trail. We found a leech after playing in the water.

Decent trails, well-marked and maintained. Lots to choose from- you can really hike as little or as much as you want. Good for running. The main attraction seems to be the waterfall, the rest of the trails are standard forest hikes it seems.

Good trail - steps in parts so don’t bring a stroller (or anything else you wouldn’t want to carry at times)

Beautiful waterfall and nice trail.

Beautiful carpets of spring wildflowers

Great day hiking. Trails are icy. You need ice cleats.

Nice hike, the portion south of the road was pretty wet yesterday.

Very good park, very good trail. I love the waterfall after heavy rains. Fall is a great time to go here.

Great day hike, many small trails to make it as short or long as you want. After hiking most of the quiet park, my pup and I hiked up the stream from the falls a few miles and that was my favorite part. I went barefoot, but next time I will bring my Chacos - it was pretty rocky :)

This offers different hikes of varying length so you can choose your own adventure. Don't forget mosquito repellent!

Grew up in SE PA and l love closed-canopy deciduous forests. This is a lovely park and an easy but fun hike. Waterfall is lovely and you'll see lots of deer, forest birds, mature trees, and woodland plants.

Easy trail for hiking. Fully shaded and very relaxing.
Waterfall was quite pleasant.
Spotted 3 deers on the trail. Enjoyed!!

Fairly easy trail for hiking. Literally 100% tree covered, so if it's large trees and shaded canopy you're looking for, this is a good hike. Not much else to view other than the waterfall. Basically saw zero wildlife, but it was a hot day (92 degrees) so maybe they were laying low. About 8 miles

Awesome place to hike. Little muddy today because of recent rain. The Falls are beautiful and the ferns are everywhere. Beautiful park!!

Great trails, well marked. Love the waterfall.

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

Great trails to bring your K9's on. The scenery doesn't change much but it is pretty to be in those old trees. Summer and fall have much more to look at. I usually go here for a weekend hike when the dog parks are over crowded. Still see a lot of people but there is space to spread out on the trails. Nice wide paths.

Can be really muddy but other than that the family and I love it!!! Only 40min from Rochester

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Great hike any time of the year!

My family loved this place, the waterfall is the best part!

Beautiful and enjoyed the cooling down by the waterfall.

so gorgeous❤️

Great for a family outing!!

Great day hike. Wonderful tall Oaks with streams and a beautiful small waterfall.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Many trails to pick from. Cool nature walk close to home.

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