Mendon Ponds Park is located only minutes from Rochester, just south of the Thruway. Over 20 km of groomed ski trails covering a variety of terrain and varying difficulty are fully funded by RXCSF, inn agreement with Monroe County Parks. The most used and with good snow, probably the best XC experience is Mendon Ponds Park. It has a large variety of trails, a defined 10K course (best on classic skis), wooded and open areas, flat or hilly trails. Close to Rochester, free, grooming by the Rochester XC Ski Foundation, trails made for XC: what more could you want? Most skiers park on the Eastern part of Canfield Road near the map/sign.
Directions: From Monroe Ave (Route 31) in Pittsford, take Clover St (Rte 65) south to Canfield Rd (on the left).