Victor Hiking Trails (VHT) will be leading a hike this Saturday 3/25/2017 at 8:00 a.m. from “the Apple Farm” to Boughton Park, around the two ponds (aka former reservoirs) in Boughton Park and back to “the Apple Farm”, a distance of 9 to 11 miles, rated as strenuous and hilly. Guesstimate of 3.5 – 4 hour hike. **Traction Devices (TDs) will be very helpful for this hike (understated), given terrain and known conditions at this time of year.
The hike is part of the hike series of Genesee Valley Hiking Club (& GVHG Meetup). All hikers are welcome. Anyone who is interested is encouraged to sign up on the GVHG Meetup. – – For this hike, parking and hike start point is at the Apple Farm. – –
(Of note, Springwater Trails hikers have hiked a few of our weekly Sunday hikes in Boughton Park.)
As in part described, this hike will cover not only parts of Boughton Park but also substantial mileage on the Seneca Trail and the spur trail that is within “the Apple Farm” (aka the Victor Apple Farm).
FYI – as was in the news – “the Apple Farm” (in Victor), located at 1640 NYS Rt 444 (on the west side of Rt 444), sustained a fire in the sales and office building on November 4th 2016, a total loss. The remainder of the farm structures and orchard remain intact, and intent is to rebuild a sales and office building.
The Apple Farm is one on many property owners who grants access for hiking trails on privately owned property.
One thought for a possible future hike – – plan a hike in the autumn at the Apple Farm, and provide for post hike apple picking (perhaps as a social event itself, or as part of a social that may be held at the Apple farm where picnic tables are provided, or separate from a social). A symbiotic hike event, such that the Apple Farm as landowners provides hiking trails (and access thereto), and hikers support the business of the landowners by purchasing apples and other goodies.
– – Back in the day, if this author recalls correctly, Maple Syrup from Sugarbush Hollow located in Springwater (owned by dearly departed Chuck Winship, a ST hiker and avid supporter of ST) was offered for sale at the Apple Farm store. – –