Old E Lake Rd
Hemlock, NY 14466
It is June and sunny and warm. What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than on Hemlock Lake? Bring you kayak or hiking shoes and meet Springwater Trails at the North End boat launch on Hemlock Lake. We will enjoy the water or Rob’s Trail and then will meet after the hike (and kayak) at Hemlock Lake Park for a pot luck social. Bring a dish to pass and your own beverages or donate to the social fund.
Kayak or Canoe Paddle
Boaters will meet at Hemlock Lake North Boat Launch and must arrive early enough to have their boat unloaded and car parked in preparation for a 4PM launch. Try to arrive at 3:30 because the launch will likely be crowded. They will cross the lake to the western shore, paddle south, cross the lake to the eastern shore and return north to the boat launch. Paddlers will need to determine how far south they can go and have enough time to get back to the launch by 6PM.
All hikers will meet at the large parking area of Hemlock Lake Park off Rix Hill Road at 4PM. All hikers will walk south past the gate on the flat part of Rob’s trail.
The Tourists and Climbers will walk south through the woods until Rob’s Trail heads uphill. Before turning up the hill, we will step out onto the beach and check on the progress of the kayakers. Then this group will continue up the hill to the bridge (or as time permits) and then will return down hill and back to the cars.
The Naturalists will follow the climbers but likely will turn around at or before the beach and return along the same path to the cars.
All hikers and kayakers are welcome to join us for a social at the Hemlock Park pavilion. Head north out of the boat launch to Rix Hill Rd. Turn left and take the second left into the pavilion..
Directions to Hemlock Lake North Boat Launch
From Springwater: Head north on 15A for 10.1 miles. Turn left on Rix Hill Road. Take the first left and follow the road to the end at the boat launch. If the main boat launch is not crowded, we will launch kayaks from there. Otherwise, we can park in the parking lot or along the road and carry kayaks to the kayak launch site.
From Hemlock and Honeoye: From Hemlock head south on 15A. From Honeoye, head west on 20A and turn left onto 15A. From the intersection of 20A and 15A south of Hemlock, continue south for 0.7 miles and turn right onto Rix Hill Rd. Take the first left and follow the road to the end at the boat launch. Parking is available in the lot at the end, or along the road.