Portageville Letchworth – Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 2:00PM (This is a Fall schedule change)

Upper Falls from Bridge base.

Upper Falls from Bridge base.

This Sunday, the Springwater Trails hike will follow the east ridge of the Letchworth Gorge above the Upper and Middle Falls.  Bring your cameras for many vistas from a different point of view.

If you are following the brochure schedule, please note that Springwater Trail hike scheduled for Oct 13 has been moved to the 20th.

We will all meet at the Parade Grounds (42.5835, -78.0318) off of Rte.436 in Portageville and will then car pool down to the  bridge in Portageville.  With three hiking groups planned, you will be able to find a group matching your abilities and interests. A map of the Letchworth trails is available at http://nysparks.com/parks/attachments/LetchworthTrailMap.pdf.
Trail 7 (Green) and 6A (Light Green)

Trail 7 (Green) and 6A (Light Green)

The Climbers will follow trail # 7 (the Genesee Greenway) above the Upper and Middle falls.  If time permits, when they will reach the Parade Grounds Road, they will proceed down the road a short distance catching trail # 6 to 6A,then hike back up to the Parade Grounds,

Tourist and Naturalists will take FLT #7 at a slower pace, stopping at the railroad bridge for some interesting pictures, and will enjoying the scenic beauty of the Upper & Middle Falls. They will meet the climbers at the Parade Grounds.

The optional after hike social will be at the Sunrise Inn in Dansville.

Don’t pass up on this hike – the beauty of Letchworth is a true gem. We forget what we have here in NY.

Please click here for directions to the Parade Grounds.  If you would like to carpool, you are invited to meet at one of two locations. Note that these carpools are “unsupervised”. 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 1:00.  Plan to leave the Town Hall at 1:10 sharp.

In Dansville, meet in the parking lot behind the Sunrise Restaurant at 1:15.  Plan to leave the parking lot at 1:25 sharp.