Ganondagan State Historic Site – Oct 21, 2012 at 2:00PM

This Sunday, October 21, 2012 2:00 – 4:00 we will hike the trails at the Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 Victor-Bloomfield Road (Rt. 444)  just a little south of the Village of Victor. Information regarding the Seneca Site at Ganondagan can be located on their website.   We will meet at the Visitor’s Center at 2:00 sharp.

Fort Hill

The view south from Fort Hill

Elisabeth Judson, our hike planner and  trail guide for Ganondagan, will give a short introduction to the Seneca historical site  at the White Pine.  Hikers will be divided into 3 different skill levels. Climbers, led by Elisabeth and Mark will hike a 6 mile clip  throughout the trails to an encompassing view at Fort Hill and then proceed south on the Victor Hiking Trail to the Judson’s property. Tourists led by Marty and Pam will hike a 4 mile similiar route, noting the history and plant descriptions along the trails and if time permits exploring another connecting Victor park trail.    Self – Guided Naturalists will hike approximately 2 miles on Ganondagan Trails, studying nature and history along the way. A map of  the trails will be provided.

Our Social will be at the white farmhouse at 4:30 just 1/2 mile west on Boughton Hill Road  opposite School Road. Lou Sinesio will be our social host and is preparing a delicious white corn soup using dried corn from their White Corn Project.  Please bring a fall dish to pass.  Dishes can be dropped off at the farmhouse at 1:45 before the hike.  Coffee, apple cider and apples will be provided.  Note  alcoholic beverages are not permitted at the state historical site.   Dried White Corn Products, including cornmeal and dried whole corn grown and processed at Ganondagan will be available for purchase at the farmhouse for interested hikers to help support Ganondagan.

Directions:  Click here for driving directions to Ganondagan.

If you wish to carpool, you are invited to meet at one of two places.  Note that these carpools are “unsupervised”.   In normal conditions, the suggested departure time should get you to the hike on time. Be sure to bring directions in case you are driving.

In Springwater, meet at the Town Hall at 12:50.  Plan to leave the Town Hall at 1:00 sharp.

In Honeoye, meet at Sandy Bottom Park 0.4 miles south of 20A on West Lake 1:10.  Plan to leave Sandy Bottom at 1:20 sharp.