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Hikes lead by Springwater Trails are held Sunday afternoons and appear in this calendar in green. To see more events from specific groups, use the Categories dropdown below to select the groups that interest you. We also have a brochure listing all of our hikes.

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Italy Valley to Italy Hill on the Finger Lakes Trail 4:00 pm
Italy Valley to Italy Hill on the Finger Lakes Trail @ Italy Valley FLT Parking Area
Jun 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Italy Valley to Italy Hill MAP Note as of June 1: This is a revised hike plan to avoid rough and boggy conditions at the top section of the trail. Meeting location and Social location remain the same. Two winters … Continue reading
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Middlesex Valley Rail Trail 4:00 pm
Middlesex Valley Rail Trail @ Parrish Rd Parking Lot
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Middlesex Valley Rail Trail @ Parrish Rd Parking Lot
This Sunday we will hike the Middlesex Valley Rail Trail, which runs northeast from Naples, passing through the lowlands of the Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area. The 7.2 mile rail trail is parallel to Route 245, and follows alongside of … Continue reading
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FLT Letchworth Branch Series – Portageville == CANCELED 4:00 pm
FLT Letchworth Branch Series – Portageville == CANCELED @ Greenway Trail Head
Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
FLT Letchworth Branch Series - Portageville == CANCELED @ Greenway Trail Head
Rain, Father’s Day, busy week – All adds up to canceling today’s hike.  Sorry for the inconvenience:   Today’s Hike is Canceled! Join us next Sunday.   Happy Father’s Day. Please join Springwater Trails for a hike along the Genesee … Continue reading
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CHANGE OF VENUE: Onanda Park Stream Hike, plus optional bike ride or Quiet Meadows 4:00 pm
CHANGE OF VENUE: Onanda Park Stream Hike, plus optional bike ride or Quiet Meadows
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CHANGE OF VENUE: Onanda Park Stream Hike, plus optional bike ride or Quiet Meadows
For our June 23 event hike we will revisit Onanda Park, on the west shore of Canandaigua Lake (4965 County Road 16), for the summer solstice experience – hikes in the woods and in the streambed, with a West Lake … Continue reading
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CHANGE OF VENUE: Onanda Park Stream Hike, plus optional bike ride or Quiet Meadows
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

For our June 23 event hike we will revisit Onanda Park, on the west shore of Canandaigua Lake (4965 County Road 16), for the summer solstice experience – hikes in the woods and in the streambed, with a West Lake Road cycling option and an optional side trip to the nearby Quiet Meadows wildlife and meditation sanctuary.

Meet at the parking lot on the west (Uplands) side of County Road 16 (a.k.a West Lake Road) at 3:45. We will divide into three groups: Cyclists, Naturalists/Meditators, and Wet Feet Hikers. Cyclists and Naturalists/Meditators may time their activities so that they get in some wet feet hiking during the second half of the event.

 

Cyclists will head north on West Lake Road for approximately 5.25 miles to the Yacht Club, then return, for a total of 10.5 miles, or choose  a longer route if they wish. West Lake Road is a good cycling route, with paved shoulders averaging 4′ and a 35 MPH speed limit. There are two moderate climbs each way, but much of the route is at lake level. After returning to the starting point, Cyclists may cool off with a hike up the creekbed and back (bring a change of shoes).

Naturalists/Meditators will car pool about 1.1 miles to The Quiet Meadows, at 5787 Barnes Road. The Quiet Meadows is a Certified Wildlife Habitat and a private  outdoor sanctuary for meditation. It is not a recreation site, but is intended for quiet contemplation and appreciation of nature. The 5 acre property includes a grass labrynth  and a network of mowed grass paths and bridges through shrubs, grasslands and wetlands. As the owners explain at their web site, “visitors are encouraged to walk the paths and the labrynth, sit on the benches for quiet repose, prayer and reflection and take away with you some of the stillness of the hills.”  This is a particularly beautiful time of year in the meadows, with many wildflowers and flowering shrubs in bloom.  You may want to revisit this site many times for its outstanding sense of peace. See https://www.quietmeadows.org/about.html for more about Quiet Meadows and the tradition of the labrynth. After the session at the Quiet Meadows, the Naturalists/Meditators will return to Onanda Park to cool down with a short hike up the creekbed (bring a change of shoes).

Climbers, a.k.a. Wet Feet Hikers, will explore a different section of Onanda Park from the trails we saw in the snow last March. We will start off on the South Rim Trail (about .75 miles), then head up the creekbed of Barnes Gully and back, passing through the culvert under West Lake Road and down to the mouth of the creek at the lake for some stone skipping. The creek hike is not a town-sanctioned trail, but walking in it is not prohibited, and there are well traveled paths along one side or the other across most of the length. Getting between them requires going through the stream, so expect to get your feet wet. Water sandals or old sneakers with good treads are recommended. The water level will be up to ankle height in most places. We will encounter a series of waterfalls of increasing difficulty, and will keep going until we reach the chicken-out point. Estimated creekbed hiking distance, including the trip to the lakeshore and back, is about 2.5 miles.

 

 

Social – Please join us for a dish-to-pass social in a lakeview pavilion close to the parking area.

Directionsfrom Springwater: Take Route 15 south to Wayland and Route 21 east/north to Naples. Continue through Naples and Woodville. 2.75 north of Woodville, take a right to follow Route 21 north where it splits with 64.  Go another 4.9 miles, then make a right on County Road 16 (a.k.a West Lake Road). Enjoy the panoramic view of the lake.  In 2 miles you will be down near the lake shore. Make a left into the “Uplands Trail Access” entrance to Onanda Park. Park in upper lot. This is free parking and access, unlike the lot on the lake side.

From Rochester and points north/west/east: Head to Routes 5 and 20 via Bloomfield or Canandaigua. About a mile west of the City of Canandaigua, turn south on Route NYS Route 21S.  Go 4.3 miles, through the hamlet of Cheshire. At the south end of Cheshire, just over the hill, take a left on Deuel Road. In 2.2 miles, Deuel Road will end at County Rd 16 (West Lake Road). Make a right and go down the hill for .5 miles. The Onanda Park “Uplands Trail Access” entrance will be on your right. Park in upper lot. This is free parking and access, unlike the lot on the lake side.

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Hemlock Lake Paddle and Rob’s Trail Hike
Jun 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2 thoughts on “Calendar

  1. That is Sunday, February 25th when the hike will be at the farm. Come about 1:45 PM. It could be a day for skis and snowshoes or for hiking. It is approximately two miles across from South to North and back, one mile down the hill from West to East, and going around the farm on the field roads can be over 4 miles. At the end of the hike, we will have a dish-to-pass social at the farm home.

  2. Can’t get on calendar to pick dates, etc. As discussed I will do Feb 18 2018 at Cummin Nature Center. Katherine Humphrey and I will work together for 26 Feb 2018 hike at her Evergreen Tree Farm

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