The Feb 18 Hike will take place at Cumming Nature Center in the Bristol Hills. The nature center is an extension of the Rochester Museum and Science Center. This weekend Cumming celebrates Winter with their Nordic Fest on Saturday and Sunday.
There is a fee to access the Nature Center. Fees have been paid so just identify yourself, at the desk, as part of Springwater Trails Hiking Group.
You may want to arrive early to see the exhibits. Varieties of Chili and some baked goods will be available to purchase until 2:30 PM, proceeds benefit the Genesee Valley Ski Patrol.
On Saturday, 17 Feb, there will be a talk by Megan McGrath, adventurer and high-altitude mountaineer. For information about events during the Cumming Nordic Fest go to www.rmsc.org.
Depending on weather conditions cross country skiing and snow-shoeing will be available. (Rentals are available , but best to bring your own equipment). Maps of the various trails will be available. There are trails designated for walking or snow-shoeing only. Many trails are off-limits for hiking as they are groomed for skiing.
We will decide what participants want to do when we get there. The weather will be a big factor.
From Rochester and points North: Take 390 South to Routes 5 & 20. Proceed east to Rt 15A in Lima. Head South on Rt 15A to Route 20A in Hemlock. Head East on 20A to East Lake Road in Honeoye. Proceed South on East Lake Road to County Road 33 (there are signs pointing the way from the junction of East Lake Road and County Road 33) Turn East on County Road 33 then Southwest on Pinewood Hill Road. This becomes Gulick Road. After 4.7 miles Coming Nature Center entrance will be on the Right.
From Springwater: Go North on Rout 15A to Route 20A in Hemlock. Head East on Route 20A to East Lake Road in Honeoye. Proceed South on East Lake Road to County Road 33 (Signs point the way from the junction of East Lake Road and County Road 33) Turn East on County Road 33, then South East on Pinewood Hill Road. This becomes Gulick Road. After 4.7 miles the Cumming Nature Center entrance will be on the right.
From Wayland, Naples, and points South: Follow NY21 East from Wayland thru N.Cohocton to Naples (11.4 miles) Turn Left onto Clark Street (County Hwy36) heading North (Next to Middletown Tavern)) Take Right on Gulick Road. Follow Gulick Road for 6.6 miles. The Nature Center entrance will be on the Left.
The After Hike Social will be at the Middletown Tavern (1835 Main St, Naples), the intersection of Hwy36 and Rt 21.
Turn Right out of the Nature Center onto Gulick Road. After 7 miles turn Left onto Hwy 36. Follow Hwy 66 until immediately before the intersection of Rt 21. The Tavern is on the Right.