Bristol Branch of FLT

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March 6, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Seman Rd
Seman Rd
Naples, NY 14512

Last year, Springwater Trails signed up to maintain a section of the Finger Lakes Trail, Bristol Branch.  We are responsible for the section from W Hollow Rd and Seman Rd to Mt Pleasant St and N Main St in Naples.  This section passes through the West Hill Preserve off Seman Rd and then across private land to Mt Pleasant St in Naples.

This Sunday, we will explore the Preserve and follow the trail, making notes about areas that need maintenance.  Maintenance days will be planned in the spring and late summer, to help keep this trail in the conditions that hikers have grown to expect.

We will meet at the entrance to the West Hill Preserve.  From there, the climbers will carpool to Naples and hike back to the cars.  Naturalists follow the Bristol trail to the sign in box, where Gene will replace the knob.  They then will explore the other trails on the Preserve, while the Tourists continue on the Bristol Branch for an hour before returning to the cars.

Please note: Dogs are not allowed to hike on the Nature Conservancy property.

Following the hike, please join us for a social at one of the fine restaurants in Naples.


From Springwater: Head south on NY 15 (for 5.2mi). At the light in Wayland turn left on NY 21N (for 6.7mi). In N Cohocton, turn left to stay on NY 21N (for 4.5mi). In Naples, turn left again to stay on NY 21N (for 1.8mi). On the north side of Naples, turn left on CR12 and head up the hill for 1.9 miles.  Take the first left, Rhine St., to the 4 way  intersection.  Go left onto Seman Rd.  Trailhead is about 1/2 mile, by a big sign on the left. Park along the road.

From Honeoye: Head south on CR 36 on the west side of Honeoye Lake (for 13.6 miles from NY 20A). Turn left onto Gulick Rd (for 2 mi), then right on Davis Rd (for 0.7mi). At the end of Davis, turn left on W Hollow Rd (CR 33) for 0.5mi, then right on Seman Rd. The Trailhead is about 1 mile, by a big sign on the right. Park along the road.

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