On Feb 16 we will visit Cumming Nature Center in the hills above Naples NY for hiking/skiing/snowshoeing, depending on conditions. We’ll be hiking the day after the Nordic Festival ends, so unless there’s a fresh fall of snow in the night, the hiking, skiing and snow shoeing trails will be well groomed and trodden down.
If conditions permit, skis and snowshoes will be available for rental ($15), or bring your own. If you have extras, bring them to share. Whatever your mode of travel, dress warmly with good traction footwear, poles, layers and water.
Cumming is a branch of Rochester Museum and Science Center. If you are not a member of RMSC, there is a small fee for access to the Center. Group fees have been paid by SWT, so just identify yourself, at the desk, as part of Springwater Trails Hiking Group.
Our treks will begin at 2 PM.
Social – There’s a choice of socials this time. Those who choose to can go for an English High Tea at Another World B&B; those who prefer our traditional style of social can gather at the Neapolitan Pizzeria in Naples.
A “High Tea” is a sit-down affair with plenty of cakes, pastries, other fancy foods, and of course tea, all served on the host’s finest china. Coffee can be provided for those who really don’t like tea, though people will talk about those who do when they have departed. The cost is $22/person inclusive of everything – probably what we each usually shell out for the social after all the tips and taxes that pad restaurant bills these days. The hosts accept only cash for the High Tea and they won’t complain about us wearing hiking gear.
Another World B&B is at 8404 French Hill Road in Naples.From Cummings, go south on Gulick Road (that’s RIGHT as you exit the Cummings parking lot) and keep going until Gulick Road ends at Ontario County Road 36. Turn right, going up the hill towards Honoeye; then after about a mile or so turn left on French Hill Road. Another World is a mile up this road on the right hand side, and it has a large clear sign announcing it.
The Neapolitan Pizzeria is at 120 N. Main Street in Naples. From Cummings, go south on Gulick Road (that’s RIGHT as you exit the Cummings parking lot) and keep going until Gulick Road ends at Ontario County Road 36. Turn LEFT, going down the hill towards Naples. County Road 36 ends at State Route 21, which also Naples Main Street. Turn left, and the pizzeria is about half a mile along the road on the left hand side.
Directions to the Hike Trail Head
From Rochester and points North: Take 390 South to Routes 5 & 20, Proceed to Rt15A in Lima. Head South on Rt15A to Route 20A in Hemlock, Head East on 20A to East lake Road in Honeoye. Proceed South on East Lake Road to County Road 33, (there are signs pointing the way from the junction of East Lake Road and County Road 33). Turn East on County Road 33, then Southwest on Pinewood Hill Road. This becomes Gulick Road. After 4.7 miles the CNC entrance will be on the right
From Springwater: Go North on Rt 15A to Route 20A in Hemlock, Head East on Rt 20A to East Lake Road in Honeoye. Proceed South on East Lake Road to County Road 33 (Signs point the way from the junction of East Lake Road and County Road 33). Turn East on County Road 33, then Southeast on Pinewood Hill Road. This becomes Gulick Road. After 4.7 miles the CNC entrance will be on the Right.
From Wayland, Naples, and points South: Follow NY 21 East from Wayland,thru N.Cohocton to Naples (11.4miles). Turn Left onto Clark Street (County Hwy36), heading North (Next to Middletown Tavern). Take first Right onto Gulick Road. Follow Gulick Road for 6.6 miles. CNC will be on the Left.