We have covered a lot of terrain in the Rochester area (which is actually rather large) in the short amount of time that we have been running.
I thought it might be fun to blog about the different places where we run and develop a "guide". For the most part I am going to focus on roads, but I might throw in some trails here and there. I'll leave most of the trail talk to the #trailsroc crew, though!
First up, Turning Point Park:
Sign near parking area
We found Turning Point Park after Mike's aunt and uncle, who live in Rochester, told us about it last year. We actually just ran there yesterday and did some hill repeats.
Turning Point Park is located in Charlotte, which is a neighborhood not a town in the city of Rochester, on 275 acres of land. The park is adjacent to the Genesee River. Luckily, cars aren't allowed in the park but you can find a small parking lot off of Boxart Street.
Mike and I have done a few different types of workouts in Turning Point Park, long runs, short runs, a virtual race and hill repeats. We even did a 5 mile bike ride through the park one time.
The extreme hill in the park, it's worse than it looks in the photo!
You can usually find other people running, walking and biking in the park. There are also hiking trails, new information to me, throughout the park.
Along the loop
There is a loop within the park that is a little over 1 mile long, but if you wanted to extend your run you can connect to the Genesee Riverway Trail.
Go that way for the Riverway Trail
That's Turning Point Park! I hope you enjoyed it!