Harriett Hollister Spencer - Harriett Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area - Sunday Jan 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm EST (42.6926, -77.5247)
Today’s event will start in the Harriett Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area parking lot at the entrance to the park. We will break into 3 groups, Climbers Tourists and Naturalists. We are hoping for snow as this gives a chance to use our snowshoes and cross country skis. Those that decide to ski vs those that snowshoe may find the need to use different trails to keep their hike to 2 hours. If there is no snow, we will hike in 3 groups as usual.
The climbers will take Ruthie’s run across from the parking lot. Continue out to The Chalet trail. Continue on Chalet trail and turn right on the Bypass trail for a short time and then right onto C4. Stay on C4 the rest of the hike.The hike will end out at the junction of Townline Rd and Canadice Hill Rd. Those that wish can be shuttled back to the parking lot. This is a longer walk for snowshoes so they may want to turn off back in the park and follow the bicycle root inside the park.
The Tourists can follow the snowshoe hikers along the bicycle trail that wanders thru the park. This trail doesn’t show up on some maps but in general, follows the trails around the outside of the Park occasionally crossing more established trails. This is a less evasive trail to skiers that might be using the main trails.
Naturalists can pick any of the trails in the park and stop at their leisure.
Bring your gear as needed. Hiking poles and traction devices are recommended especially if there is no snow the trails are icy. The after hike social will be at Sammy’s Restaurant in Springwater.
Directions: From 1 mile north of Springwater on Rt. 15A, turn up Wheaton Hill RD. Drive all the way to Wetmore RD. and turn left. Continue straight onto Canadice Hill RD. and drive another 2 miles to the park on the right.
From Honeoye: Take County Road 37 and continue straight onto Canadice Hill Rd. to the park on the left..