Sunday Hike May 28 at Swain - Robinson Loop Trail - Sunday May 28, 2017 @ 2:00 pm EDT (42.4778, -77.8533)
The scenic Robinson Loops Trail awaits us this week. This area is a privately owned wildlife sanctuary and is connected to the Finger Lakes Trail. Prepare to be dazzled by ravines, streams, young forests, old growth trees, and panoramic views from open fields. Our meeting place will be at the parking area at the end of Mill St. in Swain NY. Please follow this link for information and a map of the area http://cnyhikig.com/FLT-RobinsonLoopTrails.htm .
For those of you who would like to carpool, please meet at the Springwater Town Hall at 1:00 PM on Sunday.
As usual, We will divide into three groups. Volunteers are needed to lead the Tourist and Naturalist groups.
Naturalists will enjoy a leisurely stroll along Caneseraga Creek on the Main Trail and the Yellow Loop. There should be some wildldflowers and various trees to identify. The rock ledges are quite extraordinary. It is a pleasant jaunt of 2.3 miles.
Tourists will be taking the “high road”, climbing gradually up the Blue Loop to the open fields that offer lovely views of the area. The elevation gain on this hike is 504 feet. Total mileage is 3.4.
Climbers will head for the woods on the Orange Loop, exploring a stream and ravine, looking for some old growth trees. If time permits they can take in some of the views from the Blue Loop. The trail is steep in places, with an elevation gain of 539 ft. Total miles about 4.5.
Directions: From Springwater, follow Rte 15 South to Wayland, then Rte 63 South to Dansville. Pick up Rte. 36 South in Dansville and follow to Junction of Rte 70. Turn right on 70, travel through Canaseraga, until left turn into Swain.
After Hike Social will be at the Sierra Inn in Swain.