Harriet Hollister Spencer Park, South Trail

November 8, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Harriet Hollister Spencer Park South
Canadice Hill and Townline/Wetmore Roads

Please join us this warm and sunny fall Sunday to explore a new 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. Last August we hiked the section of the C4 trail closest to the main park, and this Sunday we will explore the rest of the C4 trail, going as far as Dutch Hollow Road and back. The hike will take us across a field with fine views toward Springwater and beyond, and through some little-traveled woods.

Meet at 1:45 PM at 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). Park on the road shoulder. Total distance for Climbers is about 4 miles round trip. Tourists and Naturalists will follow the same route, but turn around after 45 minutes for a total hike of 1.5 hours and about 2.5 miles.

Wear something orange or otherwise conspicuous in case of bow hunters. 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. Sunday afternoon promises to be warm enough for us to be seated on the deck or in the tent. See https://birdhousebrewing.beer/index.php/about/ 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.

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