Winter Adventures Series


Join the City Bureau of Recreation for Winter Adventures, an array of activities to get you out in Rochester's winter wonderland!

This series is  under reconstruction.  Past programs have included:

Winter Washington Grove

Explore the old growth forest on Cobbs Hill to learn how flora  and fauna in one of the hidden gems of Rochester's natural environment survive het winter. Meet at the top of the Reservoir Road, Cobbs Hill Park by the pine trees. Dress for the weather. Canceled if there are high winds.

 Snow Cheap Trail Race Series

Held in partnership with Fleet Feet, this was a aun-filled winter trail series held Wednesday nights from December through February in Cobbs Hill Park. 

Weekend Park Hikes

Explore all the outdoors has to offer. Bring your family and friends for a wonderful winter hike. Dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear. 

  • Washington Grove, meet at the top of Reservoir Road in Cobb’s Hill Park.
  • Seneca Park, meet at the Seneca Zoo Parking Lot (off of St. Paul Street).
  • Turning Point Park, meet at the end of Boxart Street (off of Lake Avenue).
  • Genesee Valley Park, meet at the Genesee Waterways Center (off of Elmwood Avenue)

Garden Talks

Improve gardening knowledge this winter with these informative talks.

Topics included: 

  • Precocious Perennials: Propagating, Caring for and Designing with Perennials 
  • Winter Skills to Make the Most of Your Garden
  • From Lawns to Lunch: Creating an Edible Landscape in Your Yard
  • Planning for Your Palate: Designing Your Kitchen Garden
  • Birds, Bees and Butterflies: Attracting Pollinators to Your Landscape
  • Preserving Nature’s Bounty: Soups, Dips and Sauces from Dried Plants
  • From Plants to Power: Bringing Rochester’s Gardeners Together

For more information  contact Nathaniel Mich at 

Snowshoe Rentals

Snowshoeing is a great family friendly activity! Adult and youth snowshoes are available for rent at the Recreation Bureau Office at 400 Dewey Ave.

Passport to Family Wellness

The Passport to Family Wellness brochure is a great way to learn about parks and trails in the region. Submit your completed passport for a chance to win prizes including a $100 Wegmans gift card. Pick up your Passport to Wellness at the City of Rochester Public Market Office, Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex or the Recreation Bureau Office.