Explore the most popular birding trails near Honeoye Falls with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
8 days ago

A very nice trail! Well maintained and easy to tell where the trail is as it is marked consistently with green markers to lead you back to the entrance where you started.
Watch out for the occasional horse poop though!
I was also able to spot 6 Deer in the woods. Thankfully, no bear at all.
Great change in terrain and a good opportunity for trail runners. Overall, very enjoyable trail with decent views.

(P. S.) The waterfall really doesn’t exist.

hiking
1 month ago

First time hiking in Mendon Ponds Park, there is a variety of trails to choose from. Choose the East Esker Trail due to being a moderate trail that is dog friendly with hilly terrain. The trail was better than expected, a great workout! Did not see any waterfall, but there was a swamp & a pond. Definitely coming back in the fall time for the foliage!

The only downside was the horse poop in the middle of the trail, but the dog enjoyed smelling it!

Good workout for beginners but no waterfall

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail. Nice variety of terrain. Not much wildlife on our day

The trail is really nice with some great views. Have some time on your hands as it takes a good hour or two to complete.

Only bad things that I noticed was the horse poop for one, but I guess that's warranted.

The other thing is that there is no waterfall unless I'm blind. I saw a body of water that was buried behind the trees, but again, no waterfall. Probably should change the description unless I'm wrong.

I did come across some horses, as well as horse shit. However, the trail offered a slightly(matter of opinion) challenging, steady incline, then periodic incline, combined with easy down hill or straight up walking.

Notable, green trail offered multiple bathroom stops.

Also a place to to refill your water.

hiking
5 months ago

nice afternoon walk. several other people with dogs, everyone very nice along the trail. Even a couple cross country skiers left. all trails marked clearly. nice rolling hills and great view at the bench. Enjoyable day!!

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail! Some nice hills, very pretty. Took under 2 hours to do the 5 miles. I went when there was some snow on the ground, which was very icy underneath on most of the trail, maybe from the xc skis? So just be careful or bring your microspikes!

7 months ago

Nice trail, good hike.

snowshoeing
8 months ago

Well marked, saw plenty of white tail deer. Will definitely go again.

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike on well marked trail (green markers). Weather was cold but sunny.

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike with the pup! Just make sure you follow the green markings if you want to stay on East Esker Trail. Lots of chipmunks and saw three whitetails!

Moderately strenuous. Hiking boots is a must as it was muddy in some areas.

hiking
11 months ago

The hike is actually closer to 5 miles if you follow the green markers but it was a GREAT hike! My 4 and 7 year olds came along and did amazing! So proud! Will do this one again for sure!

on Quaker Pond Trail

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Good nature trail. More grass areas than expected. Will be a good trail for fall foliage. Pond view is nice.

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Nice trail - mostly wooded so good for hot days. Lots of small up and down hills but nothing too big.

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

Was nice. There was no sign at head of trail saying no dogs, but 3/4 around we find a sign. What? To late at this point, kept walking. Park rules say dogs on leash allowed. Was very wet when we walked. Update.... PDF on park we fist printed had no notes on No Dogs.. 10/14 printed another PDF for different hike and now noted No Dogs. wish that had been on first PDF.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

A bit of a challenge in some spots but a nice hike. Many deer sightings along the way today.

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Good trail, well marked with some nice meadow views. Occasionally you walk near the road but that's only for a few hundred yards. The trails had some washout down the center but after all the rain we had in the spring it's to be expected. Bugs weren't bad and saw a bunch of people throughout.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Good

trail running
Friday, June 30, 2017

+Good variation in elevation
+Varied and pleasant scenery
+Mostly wide trail

-Horse droppings everywhere
-Vicious black flies
-Can get muddy

Saturday, May 13, 2017

This is our favorite Mendon Ponds hike. It's a little long for kids but with so much scenery and an opportunity to feed the birds out of your hands (without the crowds of the Bird Song Trail) we are able to get the kids into it. They also love the board walk that if slightly off of the trail. It is quite flat so it's not a difficult trail.

hiking
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The best time to hike in this place is during Fall(October/November). Also, you can spot couple of deer. It takes roughly 2 hours to complete the trail.

hiking
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Great trail with lots of varying terrain. We ran out of daylight or we would have finished it I would like to go back to complete the trail.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

So great! A little of everything on this trail.

hiking
Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Nice trail -one of my favorites in Mendon. It's got some good ups and downs and is well marked. I did this last week and it definitely had some slick and icy parts in the snow. Some of the trail is ny the road which isn't the nicest but overall it's an enjoyable hike. I saw two deer as well by the water tower. In years past I have cross country skied this trail as well.

hiking
Thursday, September 22, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, September 10, 2016

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
Sunday, May 22, 2016

Good easy flat walk. Some open, some wooded.

hiking
Monday, May 09, 2016

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!

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