Victor residents take pleasure in the recreational offerings provided through the area’s extensive parks, beautiful trail systems and both active and passive programs including sports camps and leagues, exercise classes, art and culinary courses and a long list of family-friendly events. In conjunction with the town’s increasing growth in population and development, the Town Board appropriated the updated 2007 Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The Plan will address and meet the recreational needs of Victor’s swelling populace through expansions and improvements in areas spanning the town.
The greater area is home to several charming parks, offering sites for everything from ball fields and trails to picnicking and bird watching.
Construction on the park’s new trail system, stretching from the Victor/Farmington town line to Main Street in the Hamlet of Fishers, began in the summer of 2004 and is approaching completion. This multi-use trail, ideal for walkers, joggers and bikers, will be 10 feet wide and 10 miles long.
Covering 330 acres – which includes 56 acres of ponds – in nearby East Bloomfield, Boughton Park is maintained and utilized by the towns of Victor, East Bloomfield and West Bloomfield.
Dryer Road Park
Home to a lacrosse field, a multi-purpose field, a box rink for lacrosse, soccer and in-line hockey, and a modern playground and tot lot, the 132-acre Dryer Road Park opened in the spring of 2004. A nine-mile multi-use trail weaves through the park, providing a site for all active skill levels and abilities. One year after its opening, the town completed construction on a 1,500-foot park building, housing restrooms, a concession area and pavilion.
Nestled in the Hamlet of Fishers, Fishers Park is the perfect place for active and passive leisure activities. Spanning 93 acres, this large park is equipped with two tennis courts, picnic areas, a vast trail system – great for hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing – and a spot for fishing along Irondequoit Creek. In addition, the popular Black Diamond Duathlon is held here annually each fall.
Lehigh Crossing Park
Fifty-four acres was dedicated for the park in June of 2001, which is comprised of two beautiful ponds and a large open field. Lehigh Crossing Park is an exceptional place for bird watching, as many birds make this site home.
This trail, stretching over two miles in Victor, has recently been improved, drawing in hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and snowshoers and cross-country skiers in the winter months.
Maryfrances Bluebird Haven
A living classroom, Maryfrances Bluebird Haven is dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of the bluebird, New York State’s official bird. A one-mile trail meanders through the site, making its way through open fields and wooded areas, and affording a supreme view of the state bird in its natural environment.