Mill Creek Conservancy Hike

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May 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mill Creek Conservancy Parking lot off Route 21
10651 State Route 21
Ny 14572

The Mill Creek Bridge

This Sunday’s hike will be on a newly acquired piece of property by the ” Genesee Valley Conservancy”. Mill Creek Nature Preserve attributes its name based on two streams that come together to form Mill Creek. The creek is located in the upper reaches of  naturalized brown and native brook trout habitat. The preserve is comprised 47 acres of wooded area with ongoing work to re-establish the natural beauty through conservation effort including controlling invasive species and replacing ash trees being lost to the emerald ash borer.

The hiking trails are a “work in progress” but are fairly cleaned up and are marked. Please stay out of the creek. The trails are normally dry,  but if it has rained recently, expect parts of the uphill trail to be a  little slick. Long pants and bug spray may be desirable. The lower sections of the trail are  relatively flat with some uphill climbs toward the back trail.

After the hike, come warm up at Laf a Lot on Loon Lake.

There is a small parking area in the woods big enough for about 6 cars.

Directions: Mill Creek Preserve is 1.7 miles south of I-390 on NY 21. You will see a short guard rail protecting a culvert, and the driveway to the preserve is immediately after the guard rail on the right side of the road. Park up the driveway or on the shoulder of NY 21.

FROM NAPLES– Head south on Route 21 toward Wayland. Turn left at the first red light. Continue on 21 South about 3.6 miles. Mile Creek Preserve will be on your right.

FROM SPRINGWATER– Head south on Route 15 toward Wayland. In Wayland, go straight through red light and drive another 3.6 miles on Route 21. Mill Creek Preserve will be on your right.

FROM ROCHESTER–    Get on 390 south and drive to the Wayland exit . Turn right on Route 21 south for 1.6 miles. Mill Creek Preserve is on your right.




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