Sunday should be another perfect day to be out on the water of Hemlock Lake? Temperatures in the high seventies and a steady light wind. This week we will meet at the South Boat Launch on Hemlock Lake just miles north of the light in Springwater, and kayak north on the lake. We will cross the lake and explore the western shore. After an hour of paddling we will recross the lake and follow the eastern shoreline, possibly seeing the hikers. 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.
Attention: It is highly recommended that you bring sun glasses, suntan lotion, bug spray and water. It is going to be sunny and there is no shade on the lake!
If kayaking isn’t for you, hikers will enjoy a lovely walk along the lake, heading north from the boat launch. 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 the city’s access road, for about a mile each direction. You will notice many new culverts that have been installed, plus several “fords” where the water is intended to flow directly across the road. The climbers will have the option to continue on along the old road after the end of the maintained road. This involves climbing over fallen trees and possibly one narrow portion before the trail is reduced to about 6 inches wide on the edge of the bank. Total hike about 3.5 miles.
Social: Pot luck social after the hike near the parking lot. Please bring a dish to pass and your own beverage.
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.