Mountain Biking is Tops at Ontario County Park

July 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm Leave a comment

Trailside view

There’s no better place bring your mountain bike than the highest point in Ontario County, Gannett Hill Park, in the scenic Bristol Hills.


At an elevation of 2,256 feet above sea level, you will find lots of scenic look-outs as you try to stay on your bike while riding up and down challenging switch-backs sprinkled with rocks and tree roots.

This film was taken on a ridge trail, with great views, marked “Easiest.” I tried to film and ride at  the same time on “Most Difficult,” and found myself bounced off my bike. As you can tell from the sound of my squeaky brakes, even easy is hard with a camera.

As the park brochure says “at one time, thousands of years ago, ice carved and sculptured the region, leaving us with the Finger Lakes and the dramatic landscape that is fully rendered in Ontario County Park. Now the beauty is yours to enjoy, for picnicking, hiking, biking or camping.”

Complete Trail Map

There is no cost to bike or hike.

Campsites w/electricity – $20 per night

Campsites w/o electricity – $15 per night

Pavilion (small) – $10 per day

Watkins Pavilion – $50 per day (Capacity 60 people)

Wilson Lodge – $75 per day (Capacity 66 people)

Reservations Recommended

Hours: Mid May – Mid October
9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Questions or Reservations call Ontario County Public Works:
(585) 374-6250 or e-mail at


Entry filed under: Activities, Biking, Canadaigua Lake, Environmental Protection Fund, Finger Lakes, Hiking, Naples, New York State Parks, skiing, Trails. Tags: , , , , , , , .

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