Canadice Lake (South End) Hike, Bike or Paddle

June 2, 2024 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Notice: Rain appears to be likely this afternoon. Bring rain gear. We will move the social to the pavilion in Hemlock Park in the case of actual rain.

We will explore the south end of Canadice Lake and its surrounding terrain with the travel method of your choice (hike, bike or paddle), starting at the Canoe Launch (the southernmost lake access point) on Canadice Lake Road (southeast corner of the lake). Meet at 3:45pm and park on the road shoulder near the kiosk.  If you are bringing a boat or a bike, allow extra time for unloading.  Note: event time change.

Hikers:  Those interested in a gentler walk may head south along Canadice Lake Road to the southern end of the Canadice Lake Trail and follow it as long as you like, then return. The side trail through the ponds south of Canadice Lake is a nice addition to this route. The terrain is flat with a well-worn mulched trail.

Paddlers:  Put in at the south launch site and paddle the shores as far as you’d like, then return.

Cyclists:  Starting at the southeast corner of Canadice Lake, head north along the Canadice Lake Road, west on Purcell Hill Road and back to the start on the Canadice Lake Trail for a total of about 7.8 miles. The Lake Trail is fairly level and a decent surface for road bikes with medium tires, better for hybrid or mountain bikes.  For those who prefer road riding, continue north on Canadice Lake Road to loop back on Canadice Hollow Road and Purcell Hill Road, returning to the start for a total of about 9 miles. If that’s not enough, riders can pick up another 4 miles by heading south to the intersection with County Road 37 and back.

Optional Social: Bring a dish to pass or your own food and we will have a picnic at the south boat launch.


DIRECTIONSFrom Springwater: Head north on 15A and cut over to Canadice Lake Road. via Wheaton Hill or Johnson Hill Road. The south access area will be on the left. 

From Canandaigua, Honeoye and Hemlock: Take Route 20A to the Canadice Lake Road intersection. Go south 6.5 miles to the southernmost lake access area, on your right.

From Rochester: Take Route 390 south to the 5&20 exit, go east to Lima, then south on Route 15A. After Hemlock, turn left on Route 20A and right on Canadice Lake Road. The southernmost access area is 6.5 miles down, on your right.


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