We will gather at 1:45 at the Springwater Center, 7179 Mill Street Extension, Springwater, NY. The Center is on a 220 acre property overlooking the Springwater Valley, and the Center’s staff will lead us on hikes of various lengths through their wooded trails. For more information on the Center and its program of retreats, see their web site at https://www.springwatercenter.org/
The Center’s land is posted, but as a precaution we advise hikers have some bright red or orange outerwear on display along with the usual winter gear – boots, poles. etc.
Social: After the hike, bring your best appetizers, entrees or desserts and your own beverage for a dish-to-pass social at the Springwater Fire Department, 8148 South Main Street (that’s Route 15, near the south end of Springwater). As an alternative you can donate $5 to our Social Fund and help yourself to the abundance. The Fire Department is the big yellow building on the left as you head south out of Springwater, across from the South End Diner. Park in the lot at the right, and come in by the pedestrian door at the far right end of the fire truck doors. Please leave plenty of parking space near the building for the firemen in the event of an emergency.
Directions to hike: Mill Street Extension is off Route 15, northwest of the hamlet Springwater. If you are coming north from Springwater, take Route 15 north from the center of town 1.25 miles, and turn right on Mil Street, just past the Harpers Ferry Road intersection. Once on Mill Street, follow the signs to the left for Springwater Center – it is down a long driveway.
If you are coming south from Rochester, take Route 390 to the Lakeville-Livonia exit, then follow Route 15 south through Livonia, Conesus, and Webster’s Crossing. About 2.25 miles past Websters Crossing, after Liberty Pole Road, you will see Mill Street on your left.
If you are coming west from Canandaigua or Honeoye by Route 5&20 or Route 20A, turn south on Route 15A in Lima or Hemlock, continue past Hemlock Lake to Springwater, and turn right on Route 15 to go up the hill to Mill Street, about 1.25 miles (top of the hill) on the right.
Directions to the Social: From Mill Street, turn left on Route 15 and head down the hill and into Springwater. At the flashing light, turn right and head south toward Wayland. The Fire Hall is at #8148, past Depot Road/Marvin Hill Road on your left and across from the South End Diner.ingwater, NY