Harriet Hollister Spencer Hike

August 23, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
6775 Canadice Hill Road

This Sunday we will explore the relatively secluded southern section of Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park. The Park is a high point, several degrees cooler than the surrounding lowlands, and the hike is all in the woods – a good spot for a hot day.    


Meet at 6775 Canadice Hill Road in Springwater.  When you pull into the park entrance, pass the large parking lot and head straight ahead for the interior parking area near the center of the trails, passing the scenic overlook on the way.  Park near the shelter and rest rooms. Our hike will take us south, looping around on the Blue Spruce Trail to the C4 trail which links the main part of the park with the southern section. Our destination is an open field between the two park sections with a long vista to the southwest, toward Springwater. 


Tourists and Climbers will follow the same route, with the Tourists returning after 45 minutes for a roughly 90 minute hike. The Climber route is about 3 miles and 2 hours. The trail is wide and generally well groomed, used by snowmobilers in the winter. There are a few ups and downs, but it is mostly easy walking through hardwood and conifer forest. 


Social: We will gather at the lean-to near the cars for a bring-your-own picnic. There is one picnic table and the edge of the lean-to available for seating; for a higher standard of comfort, bring your own lawn chair.



From Springwater, take  East Avenue up the hill and then a left on Canadice Road (CR42).  Make a right on Town Line Road, a.k.a Tibbals Road. At the end, make a left on Canadice Hill Road. Go about 1.7 miles to the park entrance on your right. 


From Honeoye/Hemlock:  Take Route 20A east from Hemlock or west from Honeoye to the intersection with County Road 37. Go south approximately 3.7 miles to the point where County Road 37 curves to the right; go straight here on Canadice Hill Road.  In another 3.3 miles the road will fork; take the left fork (dirt road) to remain on Canadice Hill Road. In another .7 miles you will see the park entrance on your left. 

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