This Sunday Amy has agreed to lead a fall hike at Harriett Hollister Park. Following our hike, we will have a potluck right at the park. Bring a warm jacket and a dish to pass and a beverage of your choice.
The park overlooks Honeoye Lake, and from the lookout, you can see the Xerox Tower on a clear day. The park is a favorite spot for cross country skiers because it often has more snow than other spots around Rochester. The trails are maintained in the winter by the Rochester Cross Country Ski Foundation and we hope to follow some of the trails on Sunday.
Hikers will meet at the Harriett Hollister parking area at the entrance to the park off of Canadice Hill Rd. We will walk past the overlook, and then use the Raccoon Run , Blue Spruce and Sidewinder to explore the park. The Naturalists will cover about 2 miles.
Tourists and Climbers will stay together for most of hike. Beginning at parking lot, walk Canadice Hill Rd to the service road. Then we will traverse the trails within the park, stop at the sign denoting highest elevation. Spill out onto commons (loo available) then back into woods to take Raccoon trail. Should the climbers feel a hill is in order, they may split from the tourists and loop the Bear Cub trail before picking up the remaining Raccoon trail to the road. It is then they will stop to enjoy the overlook before finishing their walk along the road to the parking lot.
After returning to the parking lot, an optional social will be held at the park. Bring a dish to pass and your beverage of choice, or enjoy the conversations and make a small $5 contribution.
From Springwater: Head north on 15A for 0.8 miles from the intersection with 15. Turn right on Wheaton Hill Rd (CR 16) to the top of the hill. Turn left on Wetmore Rd which becomes Canadice Hill Rd at Town Line Rd. Continue on Canadice Hill Rd for 1.6 miles. The parking lot in on the right.
From Honeoye: Head south on CR 37 from Rt 20A. At the church, where CR 37 turns right, continue straight on Canadice Hill Rd. When Ross Rd bears to the right, continue straight on Canadice Hill Rd to Harriett Hollister Spencer. The parking lot in on the left (total of 6.9 miles from Rt 20A).