Please join us this Sunday to explore a hiking site not far from Springwater. A few years ago New York State acquired several new parcels of land to the south of Harriet Hollister Spencer Park, linked to the main park by an established snowmobile trail called C4.In the past, we’ve hiked the section of the C4 trail closest to the main park, and this Sunday The Climbers will start from the main parking lot and hike out following Ruthies trail to C4 off Deremus trail going as far as the intersection of Canadice Hill Road and Tibbals Road, a.k.a Townline Road (that’s the town line between Canadice and Springwater – also the Ontario-Livingston County Line). Climbers can return to the main parking area by returning back on C4 or following the Canadice Hill Road back. Total distance for Climbers is about 4 miles round trip. Tourists and Naturalists will follow the same route until the C4 turnoff but stay in the main park, for a total hike of 1.5 hours and about 2.5 miles.
Wear proper clothing according to prevailing weather conditions . As always, bring water, good hiking footwear and poles if you typically use them. The trail is gently rolling – no especially steep sections.
Social: After the hike we will repair to Birdhouse Brewing Company at 8716 Main Street, Honeoye, for their menu of craft beers and food.
From Springwater and Wayland – take Route 15A North from Springwater, turning right on Wheaton Hill Road. Take a left on Canadice Road (County Road 42), forking to the right when County Road 42 divides off from Canadice Lake Road. Make the next right, on Tibbals Road (formerly Town Line Road). The trail head is where Tibbals Road ends at Canadice Hill Road/Wetmore Road.
From Rochester or Canandaigua – go to Honeoye, and follow Route 21A (Main St. Honeoye) west toward Hemlock. About a mile out of Honeoye turn left on County Road 37. Follow County Road 37 until it makes a 90 degrees turn to the right across from the Canadice Methodist Church; at this point go straight onto Canadice Hill Road instead of County Road 37. Continue straight on Canadice Hill Road, taking the left fork at Ross Road, and passing the main entrance to HH Spencer Park. The trail head is 1.7 miles south of the main park entrance, and 8.5 miles from Route 21A. Beyond the trailhead Canadice Hill Road turns into Wetmore Road.
Directions from Hike to Social at Birdhouse Brewing Co.
Take Canadice Hill Rd. going toward Harriet Hollister Parking Lot. Keep going straight, it will become County Rd. 37.
When you come to Route 20A you will make a right. (at the intersection, St. Mary’s Catholic Church will be on the Right corner). Take 20A into Honeoye.
Birdhouse Brewing will be a brown building on your left, four buildings past the traffic light.
On Sundays they serve Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and are open until 7:00pm.