Autumn in Greece

By on September 25, 2018
Joe Letta is a professional retriever trainer and gives private lessons at Round Pond on Saturday mornings.

Joe Letta is a professional retriever trainer and gives private lessons at Round Pond on Saturday mornings.

For all fitness levels and ages.

Greece Parks and the Community & Senior Center contribute greatly to quality of life in Greece by providing residents with open space, outdoor activities and fresh air. Autumn presents the perfect opportunity for recreational, social and educational activities in Greece neighborhoods. There are more than 14 parks in Greece with a combined 45 linear miles of recreational trails providing a chance to experience nature, relax the mind and exercise the body. Greece Trail Maps are available for download at www.greeceny.gov.

Greece Park Hiking Trails

A few Greece Parks with hiking trails include Badgerow Park, Cranberry Pond, Salmon Creek & Burger Park, Beatty Point  and more. For more information on individual parks visit www.greeceny.gov.

The October “Traveling Our Trails” hiking group schedule includes Turning Point River Trail, Powder Mill Park, Fish Hatchery and more. For more information on this group, dates and schedule of hikes go to greeceny.gov/departments/cscparks/traveling-our-trails. 

A Sampling of Greece Parks

Braddock Bay Park, 199 East Manitou Road is a 375 acre park. Part of the Braddock Bay Ecosystem Restoration Project, the park provides excellent bird watching with hiking trails, a boardwalk, an observation platform, shelters lodges and more.

A smaller neighborhood park is two acre Goodwin Park, 15 Long Pond Road, located along the canal in the historic Grandview Beach neighborhood, this park runs along “Old Trolley Route” dating from 1891-1925. Goodwin Park has picnic amenities and a wonderful view.

Veteran’s Memorial Park, 4614 Dewey Avenue, provides 33.2 acres of trails, open space and athletic fields. Named in honor of the great military men and women who serve the country, Veteran’s Memorial Park is host to many Veteran ceremonies and events. The park has an extensive trail system that connects to Badgerow Park South on Latta Road.

The Community & Senior Center

Recently many improvements and additions have been made to the grounds of the Town Hall Campus.

Outdoor Wellness Equipment

Located on the “Wellness Way” path the outdoor fitness equipment stations include an Ab Toner, Lateral Pull Down, Chest Press, Double Leg Press and Rower. The equipment is designed for all fitness levels and is located along the “Wellness Way” path that extends for .5 mile in a loop around the Campus. It includes views of the splash park, pickle ball courts and more.

Permanently Paved Walking Trail

The new paved path travels around the campus and retention pond. It is marked in 1/8 mile increments and is 1/2 mile long. To help with navigation around the Town Hall Campus new directional signs have been installed throughout the Campus.

Story Walk Area

In August 2018 a ceremony was held unveiling the StoryWalk installation. The StoryWalk resulted from a collaboration between the Greece Public Library and the Town of Greece Parks and Recreation Department. It is an enhancement to the new paved walking trail. There are 18 reading stations spaced along a 1/4 mile trail. The weather resistant frames contain pages from children’s books. It provides both exercise and educational opportunities for all members of the community. The Friends of the Greece Public Library provided funding for the frames. The StoryWalk concept is the creation of Anne Ferguson and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont.

Compiled from Provided Information

Photos by Karen Fien

Miss Cheryl's Thursday Morning Stories & More at the StoryWalk.

Miss Cheryl’s Thursday Morning Stories & More at the StoryWalk.

library-group

Jackson Hulbert is checking out this reading station on the StoryWalk.

Jackson Hulbert is checking out this reading station on the StoryWalk.

L-R Nate Whitwood, Paul Drake and Liam Harris from Troop 19 of Alfred NY riding with their troop from Lockport to Lyons on a four day bicycling trip of 102 miles, they made a stop at Henpeck Park.

L-R Nate Whitwood, Paul Drake and Liam Harris from Troop 19 of Alfred NY riding with their troop from Lockport to Lyons on a four day bicycling trip of 102 miles, they made a stop at Henpeck Park.

John Bowser and Carol Rose trying out the fitness equipment along Wellness Way.

John Bowser and Carol Rose trying out the fitness equipment along Wellness Way.

Carol Rose, front, L-R John Bowser, Jeanne Kazley and Carolyn Nedwidek at the outdoor fitness equipment stations on Wellness Way.

Carol Rose, front, L-R John Bowser, Jeanne Kazley and Carolyn Nedwidek at the outdoor fitness equipment stations on Wellness Way.

Greece Farmer's Market.

Greece Farmer’s Market.