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Hikes lead by Springwater Trails are held Sunday afternoons and appear in this calendar in green. To see more events from specific groups, use the Categories dropdown below to select the groups that interest you. We also have a brochure listing all of our hikes.

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Canandaigua Vista – New FLLT Nature Preserve 2:00 pm
Canandaigua Vista – New FLLT Nature Preserve
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Canandaigua Vista - New FLLT Nature Preserve @ New York | United States
Join us Sunday afternoon to explore the latest Nature Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust – Canandaigua Vista, overlooking the Canandaigua Valley and points east. This preserve, on a 90-acre parcel that was once a dairy farm, includes a … Continue reading
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Harriet Hollister Spencer Park, Canadice 2:00 pm
Harriet Hollister Spencer Park, Canadice @ DEC Main parking lot at HHS main entrance
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Please join us this  Sunday to explore a  hiking site not far from Springwater. A few years ago New York State acquired several new parcels of land to the south of Harriet Hollister Spencer Park, linked to the main park … Continue reading
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Dec
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2021
Canandaigua Vista – New FLLT Nature Preserve
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us Sunday afternoon to explore the latest Nature Preserve of the Finger Lakes Land Trust – Canandaigua Vista, overlooking the Canandaigua Valley and points east. This preserve, on a 90-acre parcel that was once a dairy farm, includes a combination of meadow and woodlands, with trails circling the property and abutting parts of Barnes Gully and a farm pond. This is a shorter hike than our usual, but there’s a lot to see. If folks finish early and there is interest, we can visit another nearby Canandaigua overlook afterwards – Quiet Meadows on Barnes Road.

Hiking is on mostly dry rolling hills, with some moderate climbs. The Land Trust permits fall hiking while also issuing a limited number of private bow hunting permits on the property in the interest of deer control; all permitted hunters have been advised of our event. WEAR SOME BLAZE ORANGE OUTERWEAR AS A PRECAUTION. Poles and mud-suitable boots also advised. Binoculars are also recommended if you have them – great for identifying landmarks way off across the lake.

Meet at 1:45 at the new trailhead parking lot near the top of Jones Road, a dead end off Route 21, about 2 miles south of Cheshire. Park in the generous off-road lot, not on the road. The whole group will take the White Trail around the perimeter of the preserve, stopping at various overlook points to take in the sights. At the end of the loop after about 1.25 miles, Naturalists and Tourists will return to their cars to adjourn to Quiet Meadows (see directions below), and Climbers may retrace the full loop back to the start, seeing the sights from the other direction for a total of about 2.5 miles, or adjourn to Quiet Meadows or nearby Onanda Park, where we can hike another 3 miles in a woods with its own Canandaigua Vistas.

Optional Social:   Join us afterwards for refreshments at Brews and Brats, 6461 Route 64. Check out the menu here.:

DIRECTIONS:

From Springwater, Wayland, Naples: Go east to North Cohocton and Naples and Route 21, then continue north through Woodville to the intersection of Route 21 and Route 64. Bear right at the fork and follow Route 21 north for 6.8 miles, to just past the Scenic Overlook. Make a left on Jones Road, and go up the hill about a half mile. The Trailhead parking area will be on the left. There is a big sign.

From Honeoye: Take Route 20A east to County Road 32 (Wizard of Clay), then make a right and proceed to the Bristol Valley. At the Route 64 intersection, go straight and up the hill, making a right on Montanye Road (later Goodale Road) This road ends in Cheshire . Make a right on Route 21, and go about 2 miles south. Make a right on Jones Road, just after the Seneca point Road intersection. Go 12 mile p the hill to the trailhead parking on the left.

From 5&20 and Canandaigua: Take Route 21 south to Cheshire and continue south another 2 miles to Jones Road, just after the Seneca point Road intersection. Go 12 mile p the hill to the trailhead parking on the left.

Directions to Quiet Meadows and Onanda Park: Return to Route 21 and make a left, then an immediate right on Seneca Point Road. In about .9 miles, turn left on Barnes Road. The first building on the right is a red barn. Park in front of the barn and go through the hedge row opening to the grassy labyrinth. Walk the labyrinth paths for a meditative experience, or navigate the mowed paths to the left around the 5 acres of hills and lake vistas. For Onanda Park, Barnes Road entrance, proceed another quarter mile down Barnes Road. After the road curves to the right, look for a dirt road entering the woods on your left (no sign) There is a trailhead and parking for about 8 cars in there.
Brews and Brats: From Canandaigua Vista, go down Jones Road and right on Route 21. In 6.8 miles, turn right on Route 64 and go a sort distance around the curve to the right. Brews and Brats is behind Arbor Hill at 6461 Route 64.

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Mendon Ponds Park
Dec 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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Harriet Hollister Spencer Park, Canadice @ DEC Main parking lot at HHS main entrance
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join us this  Sunday to explore a  hiking site not far from Springwater. A few years ago New York State acquired several new parcels of land to the south of Harriet Hollister Spencer Park, linked to the main park by an established snowmobile trail called C4.In the past, we’ve hiked the section of the C4 trail closest to the main park, and this Sunday The Climbers will start from the main parking lot and hike out following Ruthies trail  to C4 off Deremus trail  going as far as the intersection of Canadice Hill Road and Tibbals Road, a.k.a Townline Road (that’s the town line between Canadice and Springwater – also the Ontario-Livingston County Line). Climbers can return to the main parking area by returning back on C4 or following the Canadice Hill Road back. Total distance for Climbers is about 4 miles round trip. Tourists and Naturalists will follow the same route  until the C4 turnoff but stay in the main park,  for a total hike of 1.5 hours and about 2.5 miles.

Wear proper clothing according to prevailing weather conditions . As always, bring water, good hiking footwear and poles if you typically use them. The trail is gently rolling – no especially steep sections.

Social:  After the hike we will repair to Birdhouse Brewing Company at 8716 Main Street, Honeoye,  for their menu of craft beers and food.

Directions:  

From Springwater and Wayland – take Route 15A North from Springwater, turning right on Wheaton Hill Road. Take a left on Canadice Road (County Road 42), forking to the right when County Road 42 divides off from Canadice Lake Road. Make the next right, on Tibbals Road (formerly Town Line Road). The trail head is where Tibbals Road ends at Canadice Hill Road/Wetmore Road.

 

From Rochester or Canandaigua – go to Honeoye, and follow Route 21A (Main St. Honeoye) west toward Hemlock. About a mile out of Honeoye turn left on County Road 37. Follow County Road 37 until it makes a 90 degrees turn to the right across from the Canadice Methodist Church; at this point go straight onto Canadice Hill Road instead of County Road 37. Continue straight on Canadice Hill Road, taking the left fork at Ross Road, and passing the main entrance to HH Spencer Park. The trail head is 1.7 miles south of the main park entrance, and 8.5 miles from Route 21A. Beyond the trailhead Canadice Hill Road turns into Wetmore Road.

Directions from Hike to Social at Birdhouse Brewing Co.

  •  Take Canadice Hill Rd. going toward Harriet Hollister Parking Lot.  Keep going straight, it will become County Rd. 37.

  • When you come to Route 20A you will make a right. (at the intersection, St. Mary’s Catholic Church will  be on the Right corner). Take 20A into Honeoye.

  • Birdhouse Brewing will be a brown building on your left, four buildings past the traffic light.

On Sundays they serve Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and are open until 7:00pm.

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A First Day Hike Along Canadice Lake
Jan 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Hike:

A First Day hike along Canadice Lake.

Start the New Year the way you mean to go on – come for an inspiring hike along Canadice Lake! This is an easy, 1.8-mile each way hike along the shore of the lake; the trail is level and well-maintained and the lake views are lovely. For most hikers it will be a walk along the lake for an hour or so, and then back the same way; more enthusiastic hikers can veer off on Rob’s Trail that leads over the ridge and down to Hemlock Lake – this is a moderate to hard trail with several steep uphill and downhill sections. We’ll take a roll call the day of the hike if anyone wants to walk Rob’s Trail. We’ll arrange for transport back for those who only want to walk one way. Dress appropriately for the weather, carry water and some energy food, and carry a walking pole if it helps. Leashed pets are welcome.

 

 

 

 

A First Day hike along Canadice Lake.

This is not a “routine” Sunday hike – for a start, it’s happening on a Saturday! The hike is promoted by the NYS DEC, and is part of a larger program of First Day Hikes to encourage people to get out and experience the magnificent Sate of New York that they live in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Meet-Up Location

All First Day hikers should meet at the parking area off Purcell Hill Road, Town of Canadice, Ontario County. Google Maps (leaves this website)

The Social

There won’t be an organized social on this hike.

 

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Honeoye West Side Ramble
Aug 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Sunday we will explore the woods and farm fields on the west side of Honeoye Lake, followed by an outdoor social on the lawn at the Affolter farm.  Meet at 5422 County Road 37, about 2 miles south of Route 20A and 2 miles north of Canadice Town Hall.  Park in the drive or on the road shoulder. Our hikes will take us down toward the lake across the fields to a rim trail along Affolter Gully and back.

Tourists and Climbers will both head across County Road 37 from the farmhouse, skirting the fields and going into the woods and down the slope toward the lake, stopping just short of County Road 36 (West Lake Road). Tourists will follow the same route out but return on a more direct line for a total of about 2.5 miles. Climbers will retrace their steps for a total of about 4 miles.   Hiking conditions should be good, but traction devices and poles are recommended in case it rains before Sunday.

Social – The usual bring-your own snacks or picnic supper. Bring your own lawn chair too.

Directions:

From Springwater, take Route 15A north 2.7 miles to a right on Johnson Hill Road.  In 1.1 miles, make a left on County Road 37. Continue northeast for 6.7 miles, including a turn to the left after Canadice Town Hall.  #5422 will be on your left, just before you leave the town of Canadice and about a half mile after you pass Hayward Hill Road and Jersey Hill Road.

From Honeoye/Hemlock:  Take Route 20A east from Hemlock or west from Honeoye to the intersection with County Road 37. Go south approximately 1.9 miles. #5422 will be on the right, just past the Entering Town of Canadice sign.

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