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Linking to Springwater Trails from Facebook

Do you find Facebook to be an enjoyable tool?  Did you know that you can advertise the Springwater Trails hikes on Facebook?  This is an easy way to share our recreation opportunities with your friends and neighbors.

However, it has been pointed out that Facebook isn’t always obvious about how to do things. So here are some instructions I have learned.

Lets suppose you read something on the main page of that you would like to share.  Just now, reading the home page, I saw Ellen’s note about Teasels.

Step 1

The first thing I do, is click on the title of the story.  This brings up a page with just that one story.  That way I can easily comment on the one story and not confuse my facebook friends. From the Address bar of my browser, I highlight and copy the address to this page.

Step1Step 2

Next, I log onto Facebook, and on my home page, I type a comment into the “What’s on your mind?” box, and paste the address from the address bar.

Step 3

step2At this point, Facebook goes to the Springwater Trails website and looks at the page.  It reads what is on the page, and looks for any pictures.  This may take awhile.  If you can wait, you will see the pictures.

Step 4

Step3What you will notice is that Facebook finds two pictures on this page. The first picture appears at the top of the page. The second picture is a part of the text of the post. You can leave the pictures as they are, but notice that the first picture has nothing to do with the Teasels. Really, the second picture is the better one. There is an arrow in the upper right that lets you select the desired picture.

Step 5

step4The final step is to post you comments. When you press Post, you will notice that Facebook removes the Springwater Trails address from your comments, because the box with the picture and description is the actual link.

Page Posting

step2aWhen you post a link on a Facebook Page, things show up slightly differently. Here is how it looks when I post on a Facebook page, rather than on my own timeline. (To find the Springwater Trails Facebook page, search Facebook for Springwater Trails Hiking Page).

Step 4 (Pages)

Step3aThere are still the two pictures. In this situation, you want to remove pictures you don’t want, rather than selecting the one you do like. You can click on any of the small pictures to remove it, or you can look within the larger pictures an find an X in the upper right corner to delete it. I clicked on the first small picture.

Step 5 (Pages)


When you post to a page, the link address isn’t removed automatically for you.  So, you may want to highlight the link and delete it just before you click on Publish.

Group Posting

Facebook also has Group pages (Search for Springwater Trails Hiking Group).  Posting a link to the Springwater Trails webpage works the same on the Group page and on your personal page.  however, it is seen by the people who have joined the group, rather than by all of your friends.

I hope this helps you post links to our website.  It is a great way to increase our hiking group’s audience.

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Planning Fall 2015 Hikes – Your help is needed

Below are the dates and the hikes being planned for Fall 2015. All hikes in the fall will start at 2:00 PM on Sunday unless otherwise noted in the final schedule. This schedule is still in the planning stages and will be published at the end of August.

Fall is Deer and Bear hunting season. Hikes on private land naturally need landowner permission. Discretion is needed on public land, although we have not had any problems in the Hemlock/Canadice state forest at 2:00 on Sundays. Dates below are marked as Bow or Regular based on the NYS Hunting 2015 calendar.

Date Location Type Hike Planner
Oct 4
 Reynolds Gull Hike  Pam
Oct 11
 Wesley Hill Hike  Nanette & Julie
Oct 18
Erie-Attica Trail, Avon  Hike and Historical Society Presentation  Don
Oct 25
 Mead Hill  Hike Linda
Nov 1
 Genesee Valley Greenway, Geneseo Joint hike with FOGVG Don
Nov 8
Genesee Greenway, Nunda  Hike Gene
Nov 15
 Boughton Hill Hike Douglas
Nov 22
 Stoney Brook Hike Wendy
Nov 29
Thanksgiving Weekend No Hike
Dec  6
 Springwater Trail Hike/Snowshoe Bonnie
Dec 13
FLT Letchworth Branch Hike John
Dec 20
Erie RR Springwater to Wayland Hike, Showshoe, Ski Rick
Dec 27 Harriet Hollister Hike/Snowshoe  Wendy

Do you have an idea for a hike?  Please complete the following form describing your hike. If not this fall, maybe a coming season.

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Maple Weekend at Stoney Ridge Farms

Once again, Springwater Trails will be providing the Pancake Breakfast for Maple Weekend at Stoney Ridge Farms in Farmington.  We hope all friends of Springwater Trails will join us for breakfast on the last two weekends of March.  We will be serving from 10:00 to 3:00 each day.  Suggested donations: $7 for adults, $5 for children.

Volunteers are welcome to work at the grill for a day.  Since Springwater Trails will be leading hikes on the two Sunday afternoons, non-hikers may want to volunteer for those afternoons to ensure we have enough volunteers.

For best results, we are looking to staff six positions each day.  Most volunteers will be working from 9:30 to 3:30 but we can be flexible with your schedule.  We will be rotating jobs during the day according to needs of the volunteers, but are looking for the following positions:

The jobs

Host/Hostess – Welcome customers and handle donations.

Pancake Cook – Cook pancakes and manage the kitchen.

Assistant Cook – Mix pancakes and cook sausage.

Server – Serve pancakes and sausage to customers.

Coffee – Manage the beverages

Clean up – Keep facilities clean – wipe tables, help with coffee.



From the South

From Route 332 in Canandaigua, turn right on County Road 28. Go 7.6 miles. Stoney Ridge Farms is 1 mile past thruway overpass on right. Turn right on Rushmore Road and park.

From Honeoye, Follow US 20A E for 7 miles.  Turn left on NY 64 for 3.7miles.  At the light, turn right on US 20. After 2.9 miles, bear left onto Buffalo St Extension.  In 2.6 miles, turn left on Rt 332 (N Main St).  In a half mile, turn right on North St (CR 28) for 3.7 miles.  Turn right on Rushmore Rd and immediately into the Sugar House parking area.

From the East

From Thruway Exit in Manchester, take Route 21S in Manchester to Rt. 96N. Go 3 miles, turn right on County Road 28, go 2 miles to Stoney Ridge Farms, turn right onto Rushmore Road and park.

From the West

From 490E, take last exit to Rt. 96S in Victor. Follow Rt. 96S, 8 miles to County Road 28, turn left. Go 2 miles to Stoney Ridge Farms on right. Turn right on Rushmore Road and park.

From the North

From Fairport and Palmyra take Rt. 31. Turn on to County Road 28(Macedon Rd.) Follow to Rushmore Road, turn left and park.

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