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First Day Hike 2022

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Start the New Year With A Walk

The first day of 2022 is a great opportunity to get some fresh air, enjoy the company of others, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Highland Park. Join us for a leisurely walk in a place that is perfect for reflecting on what a fresh start means. All are welcome and please reach out about any accommodations you might need.

We will meet at the Highland Park Conservatory at 1:00 PM on January 1.


Join Us To

  • Explore Rochester’s first park
  • Get out with friends and neighbors
  • Have some tea, coffee, and hot chocolate
  • Enjoy a good time

Hike Leaders

The hike will be lead by Kyra Stephenson and Chris Widmaier.

Kyra is a science educator at Greece Olympia, a New York Master Teacher, and the founder of the Nature Ambassadors club for students.

Chris Widmaier is the Executive Director of Rochester Ecology Partners, a science educator and a big fan of the nature that can be found along the Genesee River.


Organized by the Rochester Ecology Partners

This hike is facilitated by the Rochester Ecology Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to helping all people find nature where they live, work, and play. Contributions to this mission are welcome.

COVID-19 Safety

This event will be outdoors and the risk of COVID-19 spread is relatively low. We will record the names and contact information of all participants and expect anyone experiencing COVID-19 or who has come in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19 to stay home. Masks are optional and encouraged if they make you more comfortable.

Getting There

We will meet at the Lamberton Conservatory in Highland Park. The address is 180 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620. (Google Map Link)

RTS Route 13 from the transit center will drop you off at the corner of South and Robinson at 12:15 (a little early) with a short walk to the conservatory. (Google Maps Bus Route)

RTS Route 14 from the transit center will drop you off at the corner of Mt Hope and Highland with a longer walk up Robinson. You’ll arrive around 12:46. (Google Map Bus Route)


first day hike


January 1
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Highland Park Conservatory
180 Reservoir Ave
Rochester, NY 14621 United States
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