Hikes led by Springwater Trails are generally held on Sunday afternoons and appear in this calendar in green.
Little Lakes Paddle 4:00 pm
Little Lakes Paddle @ North Boat Launch
Jun 5 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
It is June and sunny and warm. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than on Hemlock Lake? Bring you kayak or hiking shoes and meet Springwater Trails at the North End boat launch on Hemlock Lake. We will … Continue reading →
Ride Around Honeoye Lake or Sandy Bottom Hike 4:00 pm
Ride Around Honeoye Lake or Sandy Bottom Hike
Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Warning: The weather report calls for rain this afternoon and possibly thunder storms. We will be at the trailhead by 4 and will ride if the weather permits. If it looks like thunder we likely will postpone to another day … Continue reading →
Durand Eastman Park Hike 4:00 pm
Durand Eastman Park Hike @ Arboretum at Durand Eastman Park
Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
This Sunday, we will have the opportunity to enjoy the unique arboretum at Durand-Eastman Park. Included in their rhododendron collection, are a few trees called mountain laurels, which are common in the Appalachian hills. The mountain laurel is in bloom at … Continue reading →
Canandaigua Lake Paddle/Hike 4:00 pm
Canandaigua Lake Paddle/Hike
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Kayaking today is CANCELLED! The weather is threatening. We will still hike if the storms haven’t reached the pier in Canandaigua yet Kayak or Hike Canandaigua Lake Sunday June 26 from 4-6PM. Paddlers will launch from Ontario County … Continue reading →
Paddle/Hike Canandaigua Lake 4:00 pm
Paddle/Hike Canandaigua Lake @ Ontario County Beach Park
Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Kayak or Hike Canandaigua Lake Sunday June 26 from 4-6PM. ***BOATERS AND WALKERS WILL MEET AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS***. Boaters will paddle south from Ontario County Beach Park (park and launch are free, no portaging necessary and there are bathrooms) on … Continue reading →
Please join us for kayaking on Sugar Creek and Keuka Lake or a hike through the marsh preserve to the lake. Our starting point will be the Finger Lakes Museum site, accessible from Guyanoga Road or from Route 54, both close to the flashing light at the center of Branchport. The Finger Lakes Museum is a former elementary school which is being gradually converted to a regional museum. They have an active boat launch site at the rear bordering Sugar Creek, the main tributary into the west branch of Keuka Lake; this kayak launch is difficult to use, so there is a choice of a beach launch across Rt. 54.
Kayakers should arrive by 3:40 to unload their boats and launch from the floating dock or from the nearby beach. Hikers, who will follow the trail along the river, and kayakers will leave at 4:00.
After launching, kayakers will head upstream in Sugar Creek through a woodland waterway. Based on time and conditions we then will turn around and head back past the dock to the lake. Once on the lake we will start heading west and enter the adjacent marshland owned by the Isaak Walton League. Cattails, water lilies and waterfowl are abundant in the marsh waterways. Back on the lake we will continue west to the marinas of Branchport. Another U-turn will take us toward Keuka Lake State Park. Finally, we will return to the river and up to the takeout at the Museum’s dock.
Hikers will hike to Keuka Lake along the museum paths, stopping at an observation platform overlooking the marsh and at the Museum’s lakefront pavilion.: After enjoying the lake views, we will return to the museum and explore the museum grounds.
Social: The social will be at the newly re-opened Blue Eagle, at the top of the hill on the road from Branchport to Prattsburg.
From Springwater and Wayland – Take Route 15 south and then Route 21 north to Naples. Coming into Naples, go right on Route 53 toward Prattsburgh. In 1.2 miles make a left on Italy Valley Road. You will remain on Italy Valley Road for about 8.7 miles, although the county road number changes from 21 to 18 to 34 en route. At the end of Italy Valley Road, go left for .3 miles on Italy Hill Road (CR 35), then follow Itlaly Hill Road as it curves to the right and becomes CR32. In another 4.7 miles you will be at the flashing light in the center of Branchport. Go straight on Route 54A toward Penn Yan for .2 miles, and turn left into the Finger Lakes Museum across from the Library, and before the Fire Station. Look for the driveway toward the new barn on your right.
From Canandaigua and 5&20: Take East Lake Road south to County Road 1, or Route 247 from Reed’s Corners into Rushville. Continue South through Rushville toward Penn Yan. Route 247 will become Route 364 shortly before Potter. Continue for 4.5 miles past Potter and make a right on Guyanoga Road (CR 29). Go another 6.5 miles to Branchport. Turn left into the Finger Lakes Museum at 3369 Guyanoga Road, or if you miss it, go left at the flashing light and then left into the FLM drive. If you come in from Guyanoga Road, go to the right around the building and parking lot, and follow the signs to the Creekside Center (a new barn). Park on the grass near the boat rack. If you take the side entrance in from Route 54A heading east toward Penn Yan, turn in to the left, across from the library, and then right into the Creekside Center.
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.
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.