Monroe County Agricultural Festival
- At the Northampton Park Festival Site
- 2014 Dates: Thursday, July 31st through Sunday, August 2nd
- Hubbell Road (between Colby St. & Rt. 31)
- Produced by the Monroe County Fair & Recreation Association
Please join us for a family friendly festival with a focus on Monroe County’s rich agricultural heritage! There’s something for everyone… Livestock, Poultry, Exhibits, Pulling Competitions, a Farmer’s Market, Live Music, plus the Monroe County Dairy Princess and her Court! Tasty festival food and beverages are available for purchase! Springdale Farms Hay Wagon, Kiddie Rides, Games… and lots of fun!
Agricultural Festival Environmental Review
Monroe County has made the State Environmental Quality Review of the Monroe County Agricultural Festival at Northampton Park available to the public. Please click the link below to download a full copy of the review.
Downhill Skiing information
Skiing at Powder Mills Park is closed for the season, as of Tuesday, March 11th.
Skiing at Northampton Park will close for the season as of Sunday, March 16th. This is subject to change without notice.
Swain Ski Center and Monroe County Parks are teaming up again this winter to bring you downhill skiing at Northampton Park.
Please check out Swain's Northampton Park Skiing & Snowboard Brochure for details and information.
Here is their Ski & Snowboard Lessons Order Form.
You can also check out Swain's Northampton Park skiing Facebook page.
Northampton Park (973 acres) has hiking, bridle and cross-country ski trails, a downhill ski slope, a model airplane field, playground equipment, soccer fields, and a youth camping area. The park also offers two lodges that are available for rent. Horseback riding is permitted from May through October only, see more information below.
There are two enclosed lodges, the Ski Lodge, which holds 80 people, has picnic tables, a wood burning stove on the inside, a grill, water spigot and bathrooms. The Knollwood Lodge holds 99 people, has a stove, refrigerator, indoor bathrooms, picnic tables, a fireplace and a charcoal grill.
Visit Springdale Farm
Springdale Farm, located in Ogden, New York, is operated by Heritage Christian Services and owned by Monroe County. Springdale Farm is a premiere agricultural education facility open to the public, and serves as a day program site for adults with developmental disabilities, who care for the plants and animals, maintain the beautiful farm grounds and welcome over 40,000 visitors each year.
In addition to school tours, Springdale Farm also serves as a popular community facility for family activities and outdoor recreation with its nature trails, duck pond and many farm festivals. Heritage Christian is grateful to operate a flourishing fresh-air site like Springdale Farm and strives to provide family-oriented activities throughout the year.
- For more information visit the Springdale Farm website.
- Springdale Farm is available for private and corporate events - Rental Information
- Kids have an "udderly" fantastic birthday at Springdale Farm - Birthday Information
Pulver House Museum
The Ogden Historical Society runs the museum. It is open on Sundays 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. from Memorial Day to Thanksgiving.
Radio-Control Flying Field
Northampton Park’s Radio Control flying field is used by clubs and members of the public. Users are required to have an AMA license. The rules are posted at the field and must be observed at all times.
For further information contact the Radio Control Club of Rochester.
Location and Directions
Northampton Park office is located at 304 Salmon Creek Road in the western portion of the county, south of Route 31 (Spencerport Road) and west of Route 36 (Washington Street) in the Towns of Sweden and Ogden.
The park office is located at 304 Salmon Creek Road, Brockport, NY 14420.
Download PARK MAP
Click to get detailed directions.
Activities available in Northampton Park
- Cross-Country Skiing (non-groomed)
- Downhill Skiing
- Fishing- Fishing is allowed in Northampton Park as long as those fishing are following NYS Department of Environmental Conservation guidelines and rules and have the required licenses.
- Geo-caching (approximately 28 caches)
- Lodges for Rent
- Model Airplane Flying Field
- Sledding (in desginated area only)
- Soccer fields
- Springdale Farm
- Access to creek
- picnic tables available for general use
Rules and Regulations
Northampton Park has a Carry-in Carry-out rule, which means you must take all your garbage with you for disposal after leaving the park. All pets must be leashed and you are responsible for cleaning up after them.
Horseback riding is permitted from May through October only, weather and ground conditions permitting. If the grounds remain too soft, there will be posted notices restricting access to horses and riders.
Winter Park Hours
November 1st until March 31st, Monday through Thursday park services are available from 7:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Lodges are available at 10:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.
Friday through Sunday the park is open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Lodges are available 10:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Summer Park Hours
April 1st until October 31st, the park is open everyday from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Lodges and shelters are available to rent from 10:00 a.m. until 10:30p.m.
See the park map for specific locations.
Northampton Park has two soccer fields that are available for rent. Click here for the Special Use Application or call 585 753-PARK (7275) for more information.
- Pages 1 and 9 of this application are relevant for field rentals; We start accepting Special Use Field Applications on January 31st, 2014 at 8:30am.
The designated sledding hill is located across the street from the Ski Lodge on Hubble Road. The park also features a ski hill with a rope tow, which is located on Hubble Road. For more information including lessons and hours check out the flyer. Swain Ski Center runs the learn-to-ski program for the Monroe County Parks Department.