Join us on Sunday for a hike through Bully Hill State Forest on the Finger Lakes Trail. Please RSVP to [email protected]
This week, the Springwater Trails hike will wander down to Almond, NY to explore parts of the 3513 acre Bully Hill State Forest. This is hike number 4 in the Finger Lakes Trail Passport to family wellness sponsored by Wegmans. Be sure to bring your copy of the Passport to record this hike. After the hike, we will meet at the Village Café, 7937 New York 36, Arkport, NY for dinner. See directions below.
The hike will start on Karr Rd at Access Point 5 on map M9 of the Finger Lakes Trail. We will follow the Finger Lakes Trail south east along a creek through woods over what are now the remains of 19th century farms, until the trail emerges onto Bully Hill Rd. A shuttle car will be parked here to return the Naturalists to the start point. The Tourists will turn left on Bully Hill Rd for about 1/4 mile, then follow an overgrown road north to Karr Rd and back to the startpoint along Karr Rd. The Climbers will trun right on Bully Hill Rd and continue on the Finger Lake Trail to Karr Rd, then left along Karr Rd back to the cars.
The Naturalist hike is 1.6miles, the tourists is about 4.2 miles and the Climbers is about 5.4 miles.
We will meet at the Dansville municipal parking lot at 14 Clara Barton St to carpool to the hike.
Directions to car pool meeting place:
Take Rt 63 West to Dansville (6.3miles). Turn left on Rt 36, Clara Barton St. The lot in the first right just before the Motor Vehicle Department.
Take Rt 63 South to Dansville (17miles). Turn right on Rt 36, Clara Barton St. The lot in the first right just before the Motor Vehicle Department.
Directions to Bully Hill State Forest from Dansville municipal lot:
Go south (13.6miles) on NY Rt 36 (Clara Barton St) to I-86 West in Arkport, NY.
Take I-86 West (4.9miles) to next exit (Exit 33) for Almond, NY
Go left on Karr Valley Rd. (1.5miles) to Bully Hill Rd. (Right Turn)
Go Right on the unpaved road Bully Hill Rd. (0.7miles) to access point 6. We will leave a shuttle car here.
Continue on Bully Hill Rd. (1.4miles) to Karr Rd.
Go left on Karr Rd. (0.1miles) to the first left corner at Access Point 5. Park on the shoulder.
Directions to the after hike social:
Take Karr Rd. East.
Turn Right on Bully Hill Rd.
Turn Left on Karr Valley Rd.
Turn Left to get onto I-86 EAST.
Exit at NY Rt 36 North in Arkport/Hornell
The social will be at the Village Café, 7937 New York 36, Arkport, NY (on the left 2 miles north of I-86).