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Durand Eastman Park

Durand Eastman Park is located on the shore of Lake Ontario in the northernmost section of the City of Rochester near the Irondequoit border.

Durand Eastman Park

Durand Eastman Park was formally dedicated on May 22, 1909 and is currently 977 acres. The 5,000 feet of Lake Ontario waterfront at Durand Eastman Park creates a relaxing summer environment, while supporting a winter challenge for cross-country skiers. Its steep wooded slopes, valleys, scenic vistas, small lakes, spring flowering trees and spectacular fall foliage colors add to this park’s exceptional beauty. Durand Eastman Park has eight shelters, a playground and a golf course.

Summer Park Hours

April 1st until October 31st, the park is open everyday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Lodges and shelters are available to rent from 10:00 a.m.

Winter Park Hours

November 1st until March 31st, Monday through Thursday the park is open 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Shelters are available at 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Friday through Sunday the park is open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Shelters are available 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.


Before heading out to Durand Eastman Park print the map. The color coded hiking trails and additional details will keep you on the right track.

The Durand Lake Trail is a 1.2 mile walk that has a very strong wilderness feel to it. There are sections of corduroy (log paths) along the southern part of the trail.

The Trott Lake Trail is a .5 mile walk over small rolling hills. Along the path you will see the area that used to be Dr. Henry S. Durand’s old campground where there are also unusual trees which are labeled.

The Eastman Lake Trail is a 1.5 mile walk that is spectacular for any season. This trail follows along the lake where you can see waterfowl and warblers, especially during migration seasons.

Parks Activities

  • Cross-Country Skiing (non-groomed)
  • Fishing- Fishing is allowed in Durand Eastman Park as long as those fishing are following NYS Department of Environmental Conservation guidelines and rules and have the required licenses. 
  • Geo-caching (approximately 38 caches)
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Running
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Orienteering
  • Playground
  • Shelters for Rent
  • Snowshoeing
  • Swimming (seasonal, and managed by the City of Rochester Parks Department)

Lake Shore Blvd, Rochester, New York 14617

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