Stid Hill East – January 25, 2015 @ 2:00PM (42.764264, -77.369022)

IMG_0678Last summer, Dena led us up Stid Hill from Bristol Valley Rd, Rt 64. The day was hot and the climb was steep but we all enjoyed the woods.  There was one rock on the ridge made all of shale, but sitting on its own above the ground.  We sure wish we knew its history.

IMG_0672This Sunday we are returning to Stid Hill, but this time from the east. Thanks to the hospitality of Jim and Debbie Burger, we will hike the east side of Stid Hill on primarily private land.  Based on our Thursday pre-hike, boots (preferably with traction devices attached) or snowshoes are appropriate for this hike.  And by the time we reach to highest point of the hike, you will have warmed up, so dress in layers that you can adjust.

The Climbers will start from the Burger home on Dugway Rd, and follow a steady climb (about 600 feet over an hour hike) along several horse trails and old logging roads up to the abandoned Stid Hill Rd. The slope is much easier on this side of Stid Hill, but the Climbers should definitely be ready for a good work-out. The old road heads down to the Stid Hill Wildlife Management Area where, depending on the time, we will take a brief tour of the top of the area.  We will exit the Wildlife Management Area along the last bit of Stid Hill Rd and walk Dugway Rd back to the start.

Stid Hill From Burgers MapMeanwhile, the Tourists will do the reverse hike.  We will car pool to the entrance to the Wildlife Management Area on Dugway.  This hike will start with a 300 foot climb and then will descend back to the house. The Tourists will see the same scenic views over Canandaigua Lake as the Climbers but will spend more time walking down hill.

Following the hike, the Burgers have invited us to a social at their home.  Please bring a dish to pass that will complement venison chili, and your favorite beverage – or make a small ($5) donation to the social fund.

Plan to arrive at 1:45 at the Burger’s home at 6275 Dugway Rd, Canandaigua.  Follow the driveway up to the house and park around the circle.

GPS destination: 6275 Dugway Rd, Canandaigua, NY (42.764264, -77.369022)

From SpringwaterHead north on NY-15A N over Bald Hill for 10.8 miles.  Turn right onto US-20A E, through Honeoye for 11.9 mi. Turn right onto NY-64 S for 3.0 miles.  Turn left onto Dugway Rd (a well maintained dirt road).  The driveway is on the right at the town line where the road changes to paved. (Approximate time: 37 minutes)

From Wayland: Head east on NY 21N through N Cohocton and Naples.  Before South Bristol, Rt 21 bears right at the junction with Rt 64.  Stay on Rt 21 for 12.2 miles.  Turn left onto Dugway Rd.  The driveway is on the left 0.6 miles up the paved road just before it changes to a dirt road.

One thought on “Stid Hill East – January 25, 2015 @ 2:00PM (42.764264, -77.369022)

  1. Suggestion – Binoculars may well afford a view of Bare Hill State Unique Area, towering on the east side of Canandaigua Lake. Bare Hill hike is a future Springwater Trails hike, … date not yet determined.

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