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Summer Hike Schedule

Its time again to make up our hike schedule for the summer. Do you  have an idea for a hike?  Enter the information below and we will put you on the schedule.

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July & August hikes start at 4 PM.
September hikes start at 2PM.







 July 2





July 9

Trail Maintenance



July 16

Hill Branch Hike #1





July 23 






July 30 

Hill Maintenance





August  6






August 13

Lake Paddle





August 20

Hills Branch Hike#2





August 27







All Western
Evergreen Tree Farm





Binder & Dr Randy Weidner








Hills Branch Hike#3






Stid Hill





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Planning Winter 2017 Hikes – Looking for hike planners

Meeting on Canadice Lake 3/16/2014.Each season, Springwater Trails hosts 12 or 13 hikes, one on each Sunday. Since this website started in September, 2012, that means we have hosted over 200 hikes. Each hike has been planned and organized by one of our hikers. Often this means that the hike planner has selected an interesting hike, then gone out and done a pre-hike to determine if the trail is open and if all hikers will be able to follow it. Then the planner selects appropriate hikes for our three groups – the climbers, the tourists and the naturalists. Once the planner knows how the hike will be led,a description of the hike gets written up and posted on the website. Then emails are sent to our complete mailing list, telling them about the hike. Finally, we get to Sunday and we get to enjoy another afternoon outside.

IMG_3155We all know its a lot of work, so this season the Springwater Board is trying something a little different. Below is a proposed hike schedule for the Winter 2017 hikes. Each hike has a location and a link to an old hike plan that was followed during a previous hike. The plan describes the hikes and even mentions the social that followed the hike. The only thing missing is a hike planner for the Winter of 2017. We are hoping our hikers will look at the schedule, select one or two hikes they would be willing to plan, and contact Wendy, our VP of Hiking. Wendy will then make assign hike planners. If someone else has volunteered, maybe you will be asked to plan your second choice.  In any case, you can read the old hike plans, maybe go out and do a pre-hike, and then post your new hike plan on the website. It will be just fine if the only change you make is the date of the hike.

Please note that the Board has already stepped up to lead half of the hikes. We hope this leaves plenty for the rest of you.

NOTE: If a word in the Location Column is blue, then it is a link to an old hike plan for this location. If two words are blue, they are two different links, to give more ideas for a hike. You may feel free to copy as much of the old plan as you would like.

Date Location Town Hike Planner
Jan 1  No hikel  New Years
Jan 8 Genesee Valley Greenway Cuylerville  -Piffard  Wendy
January 15 Mendon Ponds Winterfest  Mendon  Marty
January 22 Harriett Hollister Spencer Park Canadice  Rick H
January 29 All Western Evergreen Tree Farm Springwater Katherine
February 5 Cummings Nature Center
Naples  Tony
February 11 (Saturday) Penfield Hikers Jamboree Penfield Don
February 12 Steege Hill Finger Lakes Land Trust Big Flats Melissa
February 19 Hemlock Canadice State Forest , Canadice Outlet Hemlock  Pam & Bill
February 26 Schribner Road Springwater  Mark
March 5 Rob’s Trail Canadice  Tawn
March 12 High Tor
Bassett Rd
Naples John L
March 19 Springwater Center
(Annual Mtg)
March 26 Hunt Hollow Naples  Melissa
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New Hiking Brochures for 2016

Springwater Trails has published two new brochures including our calendar of hikes.

The Winter 2016 Brochure includes hikes on Sundays at 2:00PM from January through March. The Bicentennial 2016 Brochure contains nine hikes held on the third Sunday of each month starting in April.

On April 17, 1816, the State Legislature passed an act to create the town of Springwater from 3 miles of the Town of Sparta and 5.5 miles of the Town of Naples. This reorganization took place on the April 7, 1817 and the first Annual Town Meeting was held on April 9, 1817.  Springwater Trails has planned a series of 9 hikes to celebrate, starting on the 200 year anniversary of the legislative action.  The hikes will explore the town, the historical buildings, and the great views of the town.  Please join us.

Additional events are being planned around the town.  Find more information here.

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Springwater Trails Spring 2016 Schedule

Springwater TrailsAll hikes prior to June 1 will start at 2:00PM. Hikes in June, July and August start at 4:00. Please watch the calendar ( for last minute changes.  Questions about the hikes or offers to plan or lead a hike should be sent to [email protected].

Please log in and leave a comment if you would like to lead a hike.


Date Description Town Hike Planner Social
Apr 3, 2016
2:00 PM
 Rob’s Trail West Canadice Mark
Apr 10, 2016
2:00 PM
 Stid Hill South Bristol John
Apr 17, 2016
2:00 PM
 Springwater Hamlet Bicentennial Hike Springwater Mark
Apr 24, 2016
2:00 PM
Genesee Valley Greenway Avon Don
May 1, 2016
2:00 PM
Wheaton Hill Trail Maintenance Springwater VP Trail Maintenance
May 8, 2016
2:00 PM
(Mother’s Day)
 Rob’s Trail East  Canadice Joan & Bob
May 15, 2016
2:00 PM
Springwater Cemetery Bicentennial Hike Springwater  Mark
May 22,    2016
2:00 PM
Mossy Bank Park Bath Gene Mossy Bank Park Dish to Pass
May 29, 2016
2:00 PM(Monday is Memorial Day)
Cumberland Hike,Bike,Kayak Cumberland Maryland Pam
Jun 5, 2016
4:00 PM(Springwater Gala)
Phillips Creek Alfred Norm Polly Wog Hollow
Jun 12, 2016
4:00 PM
 Harriett Hollister Canadice Rick


Jun 19, 2016
4:00 PM
(Father’s Day & Monday is Summer Solstice)
Webster Crossing Bicentennial Hike Springwater Katherine Webster Crossing Church Dish to Pass
Jun 26, 2016
4:00 PM
Sugarbush Hollow Trail Maintenance Springwater VP Trail Maintenance