Bushnell’s Basin is located off of Pittsford-Victor Road (Route 96) in the southwest quadrant of Perinton. It is not a traditional park, but a one-acre public boat dock area on the Erie Canal. The location has a rich history as a boatyard, warehouse district, and commercial center dating back to the early 19th century and is still home to several local business and restaurants. The dock facilities and restroom building at Bushnell’s Basin were recently updated and are largely in very good condition. This park is well-liked and frequently used, and because of its location away from the main downtown area of Fairport, it retains its own identity within the Town of Perinton. This special park is frequently visited by Perinton residents, especially those from adjacent neighborhoods, as well as visitors from neighboring communities. Although it is small, Bushnell’s Basin is one of only three Town parks where camping is allowed (reservation permit required).
- Overnight Docks
- Hiking trails
- Picnic Tables
- Water fountains (turned off right now)