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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.

The Disappearing Footprints- Winter in the Hemlock-Canadice State Forest - Canadice Outlet @ Pam's house | Hemlock | New York | United States
Note:  Please arrive at 1:45, park along 5107 Old Bald Hill Road (near the curve), drop off a dish to pass for our social, dress for weather conditions, bring winter boots and, if desired, snowshoes. How did those footprints of … Continue reading
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Last Gasp of Winter @ Wayland | New York | United States
It looks like this Sunday will be much colder than last week at Pam’s. But come and enjoy anyway – and bring a friend. The week we are returning to the Schribner Valley, for a hike that will show off … Continue reading
Rob’s Trail @ TNC Parking Area West Side of Route NY 15A
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Rob's Trail @ TNC Parking Area West Side of Route NY 15A | Springwater | New York | United States
2:00 p.m.  (Climbers: plan to arrive at 1:30 if wanting to help with a car pool to the parking lot at the north end boat launch. Please see below). Join us for an early spring hike on the new section … Continue reading
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Annual Meeting Hike @ Springwater Center
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
 
History of Goose Run Maple Farm @ Springwater/Webster Crossing Histocical Society
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Jim and Pati Clark are presenting a talk on the history of their Maple Farm and syruo making in Springwater. Join the Springwater – Webster Crossing Hustorical Society for a pancake dinner at 6:30, followed by the talk.
S/T hike on Genesee Valley Conservancy's Railroad-Bed-Trail
This hike info placed here with the randomly chosen date, merely as a place to keep the hike info which was considered for Autumn 2015 but ultimately not used. OPTIONS:   2) ~~~ approx 5 minute drive from Opera Block. http://www.geneseevalleyconservancy.org/preserves/railroad-bed-trail … Continue reading

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Feb
19
Sun
2017
The Disappearing Footprints- Winter in the Hemlock-Canadice State Forest – Canadice Outlet @ Pam's house
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Note:  Please arrive at 1:45, park along 5107 Old Bald Hill Road (near the curve), drop off a dish to pass for our social, dress for weather conditions, bring winter boots and, if desired, snowshoes.

How did those footprints of a man (or woman with large feet) and a dog disappear? Where are the boundaries of the State Forest and private land? What happened in the early 1900s  when all the mills disappeared from the Canadice Outlet area?    All these questions will be explored as we hike from the abandoned Dixon Hollow Road through the Canadice Outlet area, ending at the Canadice Hollow Cemetery. Our adventure will take us through ravines, across creeks and tributaries, climbing and skirting ridges, bushwhacking through hardwoods and pines, and connecting with a DEC trail that will lead us to a cemetery.  Only a mile-and-a-half as the crow flies will seem like four as we wind through the State Forest, taking time to enjoy the frozen creek and snow-covered trees while avoiding those nasty pricker bushes, and playing like children.

This can be a strenuous hike for many, especially if the snow is deep.  Accordingly you may want to bring snowshoes, but they will have to be removed from time to time for traveling through dense areas that require bushwhacking.  Once we reach the DEC trail, there will be a stretch that will accommodate snowshoes.

Naturalists will follow the old abandoned Dixon Hollow Road down into the depths of the gully called the Canadice Outlet, exploring the area of the old Adam’s Mill and what I call “Superman’s Ice Castle.” Depending on the level of water in the creek, ice build-up, and sunshine, photographs can be outstanding in this area. Sometimes the creek is able to be crossed if you have waterproof boots.  A small tributary dumps into the outlet adding beauty to this area.  For those that would like to check out the Hemlock trees for the HWA, time will allow you to examine the health of the forest.

Tracking animal footprints is also possible since my grandson indicated he found an area where “something was living.”  What animal would be eating a chunk of honeycomb right now?

Tourists and Climbers will follow the same beginning route, each at their own speed, crossing the tributary and climbing high above the creek. With special permission from local property owners, we will skirt the outlet area, bushwhack through hardwood forests, climb hills, and finally drop upon the DEC logging trail that leads to the cemetery. This can be an intermediate or advanced hike for many (especially one area where we will climb a very short but steep hill)  and can be more difficult depending on snow depth. Cars will be located at the cemetery for the return trip.

We will return to Old Bald Hill between 4 and 4:30 for a social, outdoor campfire, and the indoor warmth of the wood stove.    Please bring a nice dish to pass, your drink of choice, and tales.

Directions: Follow these directions to the meeting place. Please arrive by 1:45 and park on the road but not directly on the curve.

Feb
26
Sun
2017
Last Gasp of Winter
Feb 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

current conditions at 10:00am

It looks like this Sunday will be much colder than last week at Pam’s. But come and enjoy anyway – and bring a friend.

The week we are returning to the Schribner Valley, for a hike that will show off the under-story of the forest before all the spring growth occurs. With high temperatures this week, we don’t expect much snow to be left.But the ferns were out last week and there should be more signs of life this week.

We will have two hikes this week.  The Climbers will hike across the valley and the head south though mostly pine woods. After about a mile, we will head up to the top of the hill and enjoy some views across the fields. Expect some bush-whacking as we head back down and follow the stream back to the house and the social.

The Naturalists and Tourists will follow the same route for the first half of the hike, but will avoid the long climb to the high fields, instead spending a bit more time with the more accessible views.

Following the hikes, we will have a potluck social. Linda is making pulled pork.  Bring a dish to pass and your own beverage or make a $5 donation to the social fund. Coffee or tea will also be available.

Directions Click here for Winter directions. Do not try to come in from Strutt St. since both Schribner and Giles are seasonal.

Mar
5
Sun
2017
Rob’s Trail @ TNC Parking Area West Side of Route NY 15A
Mar 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

2:00 p.m.  (Climbers: plan to arrive at 1:30 if wanting to help with a car pool to the parking lot at the north end boat launch. Please see below).

Parking Lot Sign

Join us for an early spring hike on the new section of Rob’s Trail, which meanders from Route 15A south of Hemlock, to the shores of Hemlock Lake.  On the hike you will cross a new bridge across a ravine, installed since our last hike on Rob’s Trail a year ago.  With all of the recent rain and snow melt the streams by the trail should be flowing like crazy!  We will meet at the new parking lot for Rob’s Trail on the west side of 15A. (If there is insufficient space in this lot, use the parking lot a little way south across the road.  Instead of walking on the road from there to the meeting place, you may take the connector trail which is about a quarter mile long, if desired).  It is suggested that you wear sturdy hiking boots, and use a pole because of slippery leaves on steep inclines.

Climbers:  you may choose to hike down to Hemlock Lake and connect to the trail leading to the north and terminus (4.8 miles) at the Hemlock Lake boat launch.  This will necessitate leaving one or more cars at the parking lot before the hike.  Tourists:  you may hike down the trail to the shore line and return back up to the starting point (1.5 miles each way).  The hike back up is fairly strenuous in some places.  Naturalists: you may hike halfway down to the new bridge and back up from there.

The social following the hike will take place at Sammy’s Place, 8148 S Main Street in Springwater.

Directions: Click here for directions to the parking lot at the top of Bald Hill. To get to Sammy’s Place, head south on 15A through the Springwater Hamlet.  Sammy’s is on the right across from the Fire Hall.

Mar
12
Sun
2017
High Tor
Mar 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
19
Sun
2017
Annual Meeting Hike @ Springwater Center
Mar 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
26
Sun
2017
Apres Ski (season) hike @ Hunt Hollow
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
28
Tue
2017
History of Goose Run Maple Farm @ Springwater/Webster Crossing Histocical Society
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Jim and Pati Clark are presenting a talk on the history of their Maple Farm and syruo making in Springwater. Join the Springwater – Webster Crossing Hustorical Society for a pancake dinner at 6:30, followed by the talk.

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