What better way to enjoy the hot weather than by taking a kayak or a walk along the gem of Hemlock Lake? This week we will meet at the South Boat Launch on Hemlock Lake just miles north of the light in Springwater, and kayak up the inlet. The water is high and the red winged black birds and baby ducks are absolutely delightful. The eagles may even turn out to soar above us. We will kayak into the inlet until we hit a “tree block”, turn around and come back. If time we may head north for a bit on the shore of Hemlock Lake.
If kayaking isn’t for you, there is a lovely walk a,,long the lake with several opportunities to get down to the lake and enjoy the view of the water and the opposite tree filled shore. The walk goes along an abandoned road, which eventually turns into a bit of a path. It is approximately a total of 3 miles.
Social: Pot luck social after the hike near the parking lot. Please bring a dish to pass. The grill will be cooking hot dogs.
Kayak: Hemlock Boat Launch: South end, please arrive around 3:40 to get kayaks in the water
Hike: Hemlock trail from south end boat launch.
From Springwater: Follow 15A North from Springwater for 2.3 miles. Turn left into the parking area, then an immediate right to head down the access road. In about half a mile, the launch is on the left, and the parking area is on the right.
From Hemlock or Honeoye: Follow 15A South for 8.4 miles from the 15A / 20A intersection south of Hemlock. Turn right into the parking area, then an immediate right to head down the access road. In about half a mile, the launch is on the left, and the parking area is on the right.