H. H. Spencer Park – Ski-Snowshoe-Hike

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March 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Main Parking lot at park entrance
Canadice Hill Rd

NOTE: Daylight Savings Time starts today.  Please check your clocks!

Our Sunday event originally planned a ski or snowshoe excursion on the groomed trails of Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park. The Park has been well used over the past few weeks of snowy weather, and the groomers keep the trails in great condition for both fast and slower skiers and for those on snowshoes. Since we’re not sure what effect the recent warming will have on the snow, it is highly unlikely that skiing or snowshoeing will be possible.  

Meet at 6775 Canadice Hill Road in Canadice.  Park in the main lot near the road. Restrooms are available next to the lot.   We will divide into groups depending on desired activity and distance.

 Naturalist: Good easy trails for hiking are the main road past the overlook and the inner service area, looping back on Raccoon Run.    For a detailed look at the routes and difficulty, see winter trails map for the options:

Tourists:  Starting from the parking lot heading out on Ruthies Trail and connecting with Chalet trail, makes for a pleasant hike. Head up Whiteface to Blue spruce and connect with Racoon Run or Sidewinder.

Climbers: Climbers can also head out Ruthie’s Trail and connect with the Chalet trail and take the snowmobile trail C4 out of the main park, out to the junction of Townline and Canadice Road. Best guess; returning back to the park along Canadice Hill Road may not be a good option. The road may be very muddy. Heading back on C4 into the main park might be a better choice.

Hiking conditions caused by weather changes, will try to be updated as hike day nears.

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