Please feel free to join our friends of Genesee Valley Conservancy aka “GVC” (which has offices in Geneseo, NY) for its annual Bluebell hike(s). Each hike, one at 10:00AM and another at 2:00PM will be ~ 1.5-2 hours in duration and cover ~3.5 miles. Trail conditions may be muddy, so dress accordingly, TDs (Traction Devices) may be helpful.
This hike is a rather unique opportunity! And … you’re invited! You’ll marvel in the wonders of the blooms on Bluebells at this time of year, and as well traverse an area where normally hikers can not, as this hike on private property has been arranged exclusively for this GVC annual Bluebell hike (walk) event.
Hike location is at 3432 Nations Rd, Geneseo, NY.
Approx GPS Coords = 42.829918, -77.803816
Please note: hike times which start respectively at 10:00AM & 2:00PM are scheduled for just one day, Saturday , May 6th, 2017. Miss the date and you’ll need to wait a year for the hike opportunity to roll around again. Please realize that Mother Nature does not always cooperate with preplanned dates with design to showcase Natural Splendors. Advance predicted timing of Bluebell flowers blooming can be a tenuous undertaking, especially so in some years where weather patterns are substantially outliers from the norm.
Hike Location: Nations Rd runs, in an overall ~ “L” shape, westerly off NY Rt 39 (aka Avon Rd, and aka Avon-Geneseo Rd) a bit north of the Village of Geneseo, and also runs southerly off Co Rd 22 (aka Fowlerville Rd) in the western reaches of the Town of Avon. (The shortest entry to the hike locale from a main road is from NY Rt 39.) The hike location at 3432 Nations Rd is on the approximately e-w traversing section of Nations Rd, not far from the angular corner with the n-s traversing section of Nations Rd. Parking is with judiciousness and courtesy along the side of Nations Rd.
Directly extracted from the GVC website, below is the hike description provided by GVC.
This 3.5 mile hike takes place on trails that will be muddy and includes hiking through fields and over uneven surfaces. The hike features working agricultural fields and a forest along the Genesee River that is host to a spectacular sea of Common Bluebell flowers. The hike will take between 1.5 and 2 hours.
The hike will depart rain or shine. There is no transportation available. Participants must be able to complete the round trip.
The hike takes place on private property. Please help us continue this event by only visiting with us during these scheduled times.
*Event supported by Steuben Trust Company