Canadice Lake Rd
Please Note: PURCELL HILL ROAD CLOSURE. Due to construction of a new culvert from Canadice Lake under Purcell Hill Road, Purcell Hill Road is closed from the North Parking Lot trail entrance to Canadice Lake Road. The north parking lot is open but may only be accessed from Rt. 15A side of Purcell Hill Road.
The sun will be out and Canadice Lake will be gorgeous. This week will be a choice of a paddle or a walk around Canadice Lake. Read below for driving directions to both events.
Kayakers: Please meet at 3:45 to unload boats and be in the water by 4:00. We will paddle across the lake, selecting a route based on wind and interest of the group.
Hikers: Meet at the canoe launch to select leaders and drivers to the South hiking path.
Naturalists: will walk the road around the lake observing the marsh land on the south side of the lake and the activity of the beavers on the southwestern corner of the lake.
Climbers: will hike along the lake to join Rob’s trail hiking up a portion of the trail then turn around and return to the trail head.
Social: The social will be held by the lake at the canoe launch. A table and paper products will be provided. You may wish to bring a chair to sit on at the social. There is one bench available at the site.
If you do not own a kayak, you can test the waters by renting one from Canadice Lake Outfitters at a very reasonable rate.
Rates are $20 for 2 hours; $40 for 4 hours Click here for better information. Reservations must be made in advance. Call: ( 585) 669-9512
Directions to the Hike:
Please Note: PURCELL HILL ROAD CLOSURE. Due to construction of a new culvert from Canadice Lake under Purcell Hill Road, Purcell Hill Road is closed from the North Parking Lot trail entrance to Canadice Lake Road. The North parking lot is open but may only be accessed from Rt. 15A side of Purcell Hill Road.
From Springwater: Johnson Hill access: Go North on 15A for 2.7 miles. Bear right on Old Bald Hill Rd S and then an immediate right on Johnson Hill Rd. Take the first left onto Canadice Lake Rd. The Trail-head is 1.1 miles north of Johnson Hill Rd.
From Honeoye: Take Co Rd 37 South from 20A, Turn right after 3.7mi to stay on Co Rd 37. Stay straight onto Burch Hill Rd. At the lake, turn left onto Canadice Lake Rd. The Trail-head is 2.8 miles south of Burch Hill Rd.
From Hemlock and Rochester: (This route avoids the construction) Take NY Rt 15A south from Rochester through Lima and Hemlock. Just past Hemlock, Turn left on Rt 20A. In 1.4 miles, turn right onto Canadice Lake Rd. The Canoe Launch is 6.3 miles south on the right side of the road near the south end of the lake. Note, you will pass the motor boat launch near the north end of the lake. The canoe launch is another 1.5 miles south.