This Sunday we will explore the woods and farm fields on the west side of Honeoye Lake, followed by an outdoor social on the lawn at the Affolter farm. Meet at 5422 County Road 37, about 2 miles south of Route 20A and 2 miles north of Canadice Town Hall. Park in the drive or on the road shoulder. Our hikes will take us down toward the lake across the fields to a rim trail along Affolter Gully and back.
Tourists and Climbers will both head across County Road 37 from the farmhouse, skirting the fields and going into the woods and down the slope toward the lake, stopping just short of County Road 36 (West Lake Road). Tourists will follow the same route out but return on a more direct line for a total of about 2.5 miles. Climbers will retrace their steps for a total of about 4 miles. Hiking conditions should be good, but traction devices and poles are recommended in case it rains before Sunday.
Social – The usual bring-your own snacks or picnic supper. Bring your own lawn chair too.
From Springwater, take Route 15A north 2.7 miles to a right on Johnson Hill Road. In 1.1 miles, make a left on County Road 37. Continue northeast for 6.7 miles, including a turn to the left after Canadice Town Hall. #5422 will be on your left, just before you leave the town of Canadice and about a half mile after you pass Hayward Hill Road and Jersey Hill Road.
From Honeoye/Hemlock: Take Route 20A east from Hemlock or west from Honeoye to the intersection with County Road 37. Go south approximately 1.9 miles. #5422 will be on the right, just past the Entering Town of Canadice sign.