Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard, Part 5. ~ By Tom and Audrey ~
It is so nice to see you back again for part 5 of our tour of Rochester, NY. If you missed one of the previous parts just hover over and click on “Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 1, Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 2, Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 3” or Rochester, NY – Our Back-Yard part 4 and you’ll be up to speed. Please remember if you get lost just click on the “USA Through Our Eyes” heading and you will be brought back to the home page.
We woke at 6:00 a.m. to a beautiful foggy morning as the sun was attempting to pierce the mist of this about to be glorious day. As we sipped our coffee the serenity of the morning kept calling for us to grab our cameras and head out. Heeding the call we made our destination Black Creek Park.
This park is cited as being still relatively undeveloped sitting on 1,505-acres offering five hiking trails, all of which are excellent settings to view the flora and fauna of the region. As the three of us walked the trails, first along the Black Creek then through the woods and fields the foggy mist clung to the ground creating an almost dreamlike ethereal Eden. What a way to start the day.
From here we headed back home for a cup of coffee, breakfast and figure out what we wanted to do next. It was a balmy 55 degrees out and the spring like conditions offered a welcomed reprieve from the 25 degree temps just a week or so ago.
We hope you enjoy the pictures and videos of this magnificent place. Did you know that if you click on a photograph it will expand to full screen and you can view them in full splendor as a slideshow.
A foggy morning in Black Creek Park.
- The inventor of breakfast cereal, James Caleb Jackson, is from the Rochester area. His masterpiece was called Granula and it had to be soaked overnight to be eaten.
- There’s a potential $25 fine for flirting anywhere in the state, including Rochester.
- Rochester has the highest deaf population per capita in the nation, largely because they’re home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
Don’t forget to check out Audrey at Audrey Horn Photo.