Embrace Living with Reva: Picnic in the Park

View from the shore of Hundred Acre Pond

The Hundred Acre Pond at Mendon Ponds Park

On Thursday, August 18 we went on another “Picnic in the Park” with Debbie Hammond (St. John’s Meadows staff member). On the way to our destination, Mendon Ponds, we passed an amazing field of brilliant sunflowers—a good omen for a lovely outing.

While enjoying lunch at the Hundred Acre Pond, we learned how the park was formed 14,000 years ago by the receding glaciers.

Active bird life was evident with sightings of grebe, great blue heron, and kingfisher. Fortunately the rain held off so we could really enjoy this most interesting bus trip.

We’re looking forward to future picnics at Webster Park and Montezumma Wetlands.

Mendon Ponds Park is a county park located southeast of Rochester, New York, within the suburban towns of Mendon and Pittsford. At over 2,500 acres, it is the largest park in Monroe County. It was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1967 in recognition of its unique glacial geology. Mendon Ponds Park is open year-round and features trails for hiking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing, in addition to picnic and camping areas, a sensory garden, and Nature Center.

Reva Sipser,
St. John’s Meadows Resident

Reva Sipser is an active resident of St. John’s Meadows who loves taking advantage of the various opportunities to get out and interact with her neighbors. She writes about many of her experiences for this blog so others can see how she embraces living.

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