Mendon: Lehigh Valley Trails – Chamberlain Road to Quaker Meeting House Road – 1.7 miles one-way
This route is just one of many that can be taken within the Honeoye Creek drainage that flows into the Genesee River. It is part of the 15-mile Lehigh Valley Trail system managed by Monroe County as a “linear” park. Built as part of the Rails to Trails initiative, the trail is level and designed for multi-use to accommodate hikers, bikers and horseback riders. For this route, park at either the Chamberlain Rd or Quaker Meeting House Road junction using the provided pullouts. Follow the 1.7-mile trail through a mixture of wetland, lowland hardwoods and upland hardwoods. In early spring, the tree frog known as “spring peepers” put on quite a show in this part of the Lehigh Valley Trail. Keep an eye and ear out for raptors, woodpeckers, owls, red- winged blackbirds and other songbirds.
For a map and to find out more about the Lehigh Valley Trail, download the park brochure: