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Mary Jemison Multi-use Trail is Trail No. 2 and offers partial snowmobile use in winter. The trail is 2.5 miles in length and begins at mile 14.9 along the park's main road. Be sure to follow the trail numbers; one trail bisects this loop trail and the other leads to Hemlock Trail.

The trial is named for the white woman whose family was captured by the Seneca Indians and Frenchmen in 1758. Mary came to revere the Indians lifestyle and refused to return to the Whiteman's society. She married Indians on two occasions; the second time marrying a chief. When white settlers moved near the Genesee River Gorge, they became interested in her life story. From there, she left and lived her remaining days at the Buffalo Creek Reservation.

This pleasant woodland and pond trail travels through a mixed forest of beech, maple and birch. Hemlock and pine are intermingled near the water's edge. The rolling terrain and clear pond water is a popular habitat for the park's white-tailed deer and other small creatures.

Directions: From Rochester, NY, Take Interstate 390 south to Exit 7. Travel SR 408 South to SR 36 North. Follow signs to the park entrance about one mile away. This will be the Mount Morris entrance. Trailheads are marked along the park's road. Mary Jemison Trail is 14.9 miles south.

Elevation: 1,160 feet

Elevation Gain: 300 feet

Difficulty: Easy

 
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