This Sundays will be the first “Springwater Trails” hike of the new year. We will all meet at the DEC parking lot right off Rt. 15A. This will be a “out and Back” hike along the access road to the south boat launch and continue on along the south trail for about 700 feet at which time the hikers will have a choice to continue along the south drop down to the shoreline and hike the shoreline for 45 minutes at which time hikers can exit back up to the south trail. This will bring the hikers back up to the end of the maintained portion of the south trail. Climbers may wish to explore beyond this point. .At this point, hikers can return back to the parking lot along the south trail and boat launch access road.
All three groups can follow the same routes and adjust their hike according to their capabilities. The shoreline hike is fairly easy with very little obstructions. There are a few small water runoffs along the edge but were manageable at the time of this writing. Hiking poles are recommended and traction devices may only be necessary if the shoreline becomes icy. There are other exit points along the lakeshore for hikers if they wish to terminate the shoreline hike,
;From Rochester: Take Interstate Rt. 390 South to Avon exit and turn left onto Rt. 5/20. Drive east for about 4 miles into Lima and turn right onto Rt. 15A. Continue south on 15A for several miles to the south boat launch DEC Parking lot,
From Naples : Take Rt, 21 south to North Cohocton and turn right staying on Rt. 21 to Wayland. Turn right at red light and head north on Rt. 15A for about 8 miles. The DEC parking lot will be on your right.
From Dansville : Take Rt. 63 south to second red light and turn left onto Rt. 15A. Drive about 8 miles. DEC parking lot will be on your left.