Eastern Meadowlark by Sheri Douse

Walks and Hikes

with Genesee Valley Audubon Society are family friendly opportunities to explore nature first-hand with other environmental enthusiasts.

Hand Feeding Chickadees

1st Sunday Nature Walk
Note: The First Sunday walks are suspended for the summer so that Lisa McKeown can focus on the Falcon watch.

Thursday Evening Hikes at Shadow Pines Park
Join us for a fun nature hike through this new nature area. Meet behind the Clark House; Use Whalen Road entrance.

  • May 16th @ 7:00 pm

Follow Genesee Valley Audubon Society on Facebook or Twitter for updates or email Lisa at Also feel free to call or text Lisa at 585-899-9616 for any Shadow Pines Park event.


Mt Hope Cemetery on Sunday, May 19, 8:00 am
Join us at the North Gate of Mt. Hope Cemetery for birding and history as we stroll through the older section of the historic cemetery for two hours. The large old trees and bushes along the hillsides are very attractive to migrating birds. Bring your binoculars and $10 for the tour fee to Mt. Hope Cemetery. The North Gate is located on Mt. Hope Ave. across from Robinson Dr., which runs through Highland Park. (This is NOT the gate that is across from The Distillery.) No advance signup is needed.

Riverside Walk on Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 pm
Join Genesee Valley Audubon Society for a relaxing spring evening walk along the Genesee Riverway Trail in Charlotte on Tuesday, May 21. Meet at the marina parking lot at the end of Petten Street off Lake Avenue. Call (585) 208-6461 for directions.

Cranberry Pond Trail on Saturday, June 1, 8:00 am
We will walk on the east side of Cranberry Pond to see what warblers are there and other forest birds. We will also talk about the upcoming Cranberry Pond Restoration Project. Meet at the small parking lot on the east side of Lowden Point Rd. north of Ontario State Parkway.
To get there take 390 or Long Pond Rd. north to Latta Rd (Rt 18). Go west to Flynn Rd., turn right (north) and continue to  Lowden Point Rd. Go over the Parkway and turn into the parking lot. See you then.

Programs, Presentations & Events

are a great way to learn about a variety of environmental topics and get involved with nature.

Check back for Fall program details

To participate as a volunteer with any of these activities, please visit our Get Involved page.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society

P.O. Box 15512
Rochester, NY 14615