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Channing H. Philbrick Park

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Surprising park with trails, small waterfalls, boardwalks, fishing, and more

We parked by the playground and first took the trail west. This was late March, right after a melt... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Rochester, New York, United States
Beautiful park for being in the middle of a town

The Channing H. Philbrick Park is a wonderful park because it gives you the feeling that you really... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Larry W
Rochester, New York
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2 Apr 2018
“Surprising park with trails, small waterfalls, boardwalks, fishing, and more”
17 Mar 2018
“A great park the city folk trash”
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

We parked by the playground and first took the trail west. This was late March, right after a melt and the paths on this side we nice and dry. The creeks was roaring. The walk along the fishing trail was beautiful. We waked till the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank savvyexploring
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I think that Penfield should make this park permit only like beach parking on Cape Cod. The way this park is treated by people from the city on the weekends is nothing short of disturbing. They leave trash all over the place. I see where...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank NewYorkDon67
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The Channing H. Philbrick Park is a wonderful park because it gives you the feeling that you really are "back in the woods." The hike alongside the stream is flanked by steep hills on either side, and traverses flower-filled fields and wooden walkways over water....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Larry W
Reviewed 31 May 2016

The old saying "Don't judge a book by its cover" couldn't be more true here. This park doesn't appear as though it could be too much inside, and yet the hiking trails will take you to some beautiful spots that have the feel of being...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Larry W
Reviewed 14 April 2016

This is another of my favorite places to take my dog. I always feel safe alone, the trails are always clean. Love watching the fishermen (and ladies) you would not believe it from looking at it how far you can walk, the water is so...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank AuntCindi
Reviewed 4 December 2015

A unique experience at any time of year. Walking up stream or down is a surprising experience. Only in late fall or winter does the sound of Rt.441 intrude. An easy place to stroll and be transported to a peaceful and relaxing place. Alone or...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank johnsI9946UT
Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Took the dog and kids along for a nice late day hike. The water level was high and made for a lovely and exhilarating atmosphere. Well worth the trip. There were also many people picnicing along the banks behind the open fields.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Honeybunny03
Reviewed 13 August 2015

There are two sides to this park and be sure to explore both! The water runs through both sides (upper and lower) but the terrain looks so different! I hike there often and also am a photographer of people and bring many clients there. I...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank maura k
Reviewed 10 August 2015

I've been in parts of the Channing Philbrick Park in Penfield, but I'd never taken a walk along the trail that follows the Irondequoit Creek west from the main part of the park. The walk was beautiful, and we got to see places that I...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Larry W
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We see wildlife. The path through the park is easy to follow. We enjoy the scenery and love the Creek that runs along the path. Fishermen love it. We sometimes watch the salmon make their way up the creek for spawning. I have seen Daredevil...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Lustig2015
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