Start the New Year the way you mean to go on – come for an inspiring hike along Canadice Lake! This is an easy, 1.8-mile hike along the shore of the lake; the trail is level and well-maintained and the lake views are lovely. For most hikers it will be a walk along the lake for an hour or so, and then back the same way; more enthusiastic hikers can veer off on Rob’s Trail that leads over the ridge and down to Hemlock Lake – this is a moderate to hard trail with several steep uphill and downhill sections. We’ll take a roll call the day of the hike if anyone wants to walk Rob’s Trail. We’ll arrange for transport back for those who only want to walk one way. Dress appropriately for the weather, carry water and some energy food, and carry a walking pole if it helps. Leashed pets are allowed.
This is not a “routine” Sunday hike – for a start, it’s happening on a Wednesday! The hike is promoted by the NYS DEC, and is part of a larger program of First Day Hikes to encourage people to get out and experience the magnificent Sate of New York that they live in. As an extra enticement, there will be a raffle at the start of the hike; DEC is giving away a free Empire Pass to one lucky hiker who has the winning raffle ticket. We’ll be giving every hiker who shows up before the 10:00am start time a raffle ticket; naturally, DEC employees and any organizers of the hike will not be offered tickets – that would be way too suspicious!
The Meet-Up Location
All First Day hikers should meet at the parking area off Purcell Hill Road, Town of Canadice, Ontario County. Google Maps (leaves this website)
There won’t be an organized social on this hike.