History runs deep at Henpeck Park
Henpeck Park, as the information billboard states is “home to a non-motorized boat launch, picnic area and Erie Canalway Trail.” Literally, that’s all this park has: a boat launch, a few picnic tables and charcoal barbecues and access to the Erie Canalway Trail. That doesn’t make this a bad park, just not one at which you’ll spend much time.
This isn’t the way it always was, however! In the 1800s, Henpeck was actually the Port of South Greece and boasted a grocery store, post office, a schoolhouse, 25 houses and two doctors’ offices. Apparently it was quite a bustling little stop along the Erie Canal. I’m glad that Greece chose to memorialize this historic port by placing a park here and preserving its history.