Annual Meeting and Hike/Paddle at Hemlock Lake

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August 30, 2020 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
South Hemlock Boat Launch
Off NY15A in Springwater.

You may remember that last March we had our annual meeting scheduled at the Springwater Center, but had to cancel it because of COVID – Yes, it was only 4 months ago – seems like years. Anyway, with outdoors gathering with social distancing or masks being allowed now, we have planned our 2020 Annual Meeting for this coming Sunday during the social. Please join us for Hiking and Kayaking on Hemlock Lake, followed by a social and annual meeting in the Reynolds Gull parking area.

All hikers and boaters will meet at 4:00 at the south boat launch on Hemlock Lake.  Boaters should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to have time to unload their boat.

After a group picture, each group (hikers and boaters) will select their leaders. It is recommended each group select two leaders to allow for different distances of the participants. Leaders will work to keep their group together through the hike.

The boaters will cross the lake and explore north along the shoreline. Hemlock Lake is 7 miles long and 0.5 miles wide. Planning on 2 hours on the lake, we will paddle north, then cross back to the east side at about 5:00 and follow the hikers back to the boat launch.

Meanwhile, hikers will head north on the old lake road that went the length of the lake a century ago. This trail is now a dead end, but hikers who want additional adventure may select a point to explore up the hill away from the lake.

Upon return to the boat launch, all hikers and boaters are invited to reconvene at the entrance to Reynolds Gull for a social and the Annual Meeting.  Bring your own snack and beverage and a chair to sit on. Move your car from the boat launch to the large lot on the west side of Rt 15A across from Reynolds Gull. Cross Rt 15A carefully. While you wait for the group to gather, a short hike up Reynolds Gull is available.  Please stay safe and do not climb the walls of the gorge.

Annual Meeting Agenda

  1. Officer nominations
    President, Vice President, VP of Hiking, Treasurer and Secretary
  2. Election of Officers
  3. Sign up for 2020 memberships at the discounted price:
    Individual – $10
    Family – $15
    Cash or Checks accepted.


For those unfamiliar with Hemlock Lake, see the directions to the South Boat Launch. There is a large parking area at the start of the dirt road to the boat launch which we will use to park for the social. And there is a small parking lot across Rt 15A at the entrance to Reynolds Gull.

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