5 Rochester-area Hiking & Ice Cream Shop Pairings to Explore this Weekend

Now that the weather is warming up, it’s the perfect time to enjoy a local hike followed by a celebratory ice cream cone.  Pair the suggested (or another) hiking trail with a scoop of your favorite from the nearby shop.

Try these hiking trails/ice cream shop combos:

Photo by Pittsford Farms Dairy Bakery via Facebook

Powder Mill Park/Pittsford Dairy

Powder Mill Park (Park Map)
154 Park Rd, Pittsford, NY 14534

Powder Mills Creek Trail
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/powder-mills-creek-trail
Powder Mills Creek Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairport, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Pittsford Dairy
44 N Main St, Pittsford, NY 14534
https://www.pittsfordfarmsdairy.com/


Photo by Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream via Facebook

Highland Park/Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream & Chocolates

Highland Park (Park Map)
180 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

Highland Reservoir Loop Trail
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/highland-reservoir-loop-trail
Highland Reservoir Loop Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rochester, New York that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Hedonist Artisan Ice Cream & Chocolates
672 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620
https://hedonistchocolates.com/shop/category/ice-cream


Photo by Netsins Ice Cream via Facebook

Lucien Morin Park/Netsins Ice Cream

Lucien Morin Park (Park Map)
1135 Empire Blvd, Rochester, NY 14609

Old Rifle Range Trail
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/old-rifle-range-trail
Old Rifle Range Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rochester, New York that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Netsins Ice Cream
290 Culver Pkwy, Irondequoit, NY 14609
https://netsinsicecream.com/


Black Creek Park/Sprinkles Ice Cream

Black Creek Park (Park Map)
3835 Union St, North Chili, NY 14514

Hardwood Swamp Trail
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/hardwood-swamp-trail
Hardwood Swamp Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near North Chili, New York that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Sprinkles Ice Cream
3193 Chili Ave, Rochester, NY 14624
https://www.facebook.com/sprinklesicecream.chili/


Photo by Allen21096 via TripAdvisor.com

Dryer Road/Papa Jack’s Ice Cream

Dryer Road Park (Park Map)
7405 Dryer Rd, Victor, NY 14564

Dryer Road Park Trail
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/new-york/dryer-road-park
Dryer Road Park Trail is a 2.8 mile loop trail located near Victor, New York that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from March until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Papa Jack’s Ice Cream
265 W Main St, Victor, NY 14564
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063597249940

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