Protected Places

Brookdale Preserve

Location: Town of Chili, Monroe County

Size: 275 acres

Description: This Preserve borders the Genesee Valley Greenway on the east and the Conrail RR line on the west. It contains wooded wetlands, open meadows, and hardwood uplands. It is home to numerous kinds of birds and an exceptional variety of frogs.

History: Donated to Genesee Land Trust in 1998 by RG&E as part of an environmental benefits package to resolve an enforcement action by the NYS DEC.

Trail Description: A trail leads ½ mile (each way) through a wooded wetland, mown grass utility right-of-way, woodland, and meadow, ending at a pond. The trail surface contains sections of mulch, boardwalk, mud, and mown grass.


Getting There

Driving Directions: Brookdale Preserve is north of Brook Road, bordered on one side by the Genesee Valley Greenway Trail. From the intersection of Rte 252 (Jefferson Road) and Rte 383 (Scottsville Road) in Chili, go south on 383, turn west on Brook Road. Parking at the trailhead is available in the New York State Department of Parks parking lot on the right, about 1000 feet west of Rte 383.

Approximate Address of Parking: 66 Brook Road, Scottsville

GPS coordinates: 43.077352,-77.709582


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