Hidden secret sidewalk in Rochester NY

Rochester’s Secret Sidewalk

Did you know there’s a secret sidewalk in Rochester NY? It’s true…and with some of the best views of Lake Ontario you could imagine. Take a stroll through some of Rochester’s best backyards butted up against the Lake Ontario coast along a public but hidden sidewalk.

@thisisroc Take a stroll down Rochester’s Secret Sidewalk in Charlotte Nbhd.🚶‍♀️🌊 #thisisroc #rochester #rochesterny #lakeontario #585 #greatlakes #secretsidewalk #stroll #scenicview #westernny #iloveny #ny #upstateny ♬ Sky Aesthetic – Tollan Kim

How to find this hidden gem? Easy – to find the secret entrance, head down towards Ontario Beach Park in the Charlotte neighborhood, then head west on Beach Ave. until just after Clematis St. on the lake side. There are other entrances along the path (about every block or so), but this is the “start”. 📍 Click here for directions.

The secret sidewalk is about an 8-minute walk from end to end or around a third of a mile in length – ending at Cloverdale St. No bikes are allowed on the sidewalk, but pets are welcome.

Suggested Itinerary:

  1. On the way, grab a coffee ☕️ from Sips Coffee & Cafe (or ice cream 🍦 at Abbott’s)
  2. Head out to the Secret Sidewalk 🚶‍♀️🚶🚶‍♂️ (obviously photos, photos, photos and tag us w/ #thisisroc or #roctopshots)
  3. Head back to Stutson Bridge Plaza and look for a treasure at Anne’s Consignment Connection 🪑

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