Hemlock Lake Paddle and Rob’s Trail Hike

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June 30, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hemlock Lake North Boat Launch
Boat Launch Rd. Hemlpck New York

This week we will have 4 groups.  All will meet at the  parking area near the North boat launch at 4:00.  Paddlers are asked to arrive about 20 minutes early to have time to ready their boats for a 4:00 launch.

Paddlers  will head south along the eastern shore from the launch for 2-3 miles, depending on the conditions and the speed of the paddlers. After 1 hour they will turn back to the launch along the western or eastern shore.

Hikers will be walking Rob’s Trail as follows

Naturalists will hike the lakeside trail for 1.75 miles or less, depending on time, before returning to the parking area by the boat launch. A hike leader is needed for this group.

Climbers will follow the lakeside trail, then connect to the white blazed trail which leads uphill to the trailhead on NY 15A.  Length of hike 4.25 miles.  This group will need a ride back to their vehicles at the boat launch.  A hike leader is needed for this group.

Tourists, led by Jane,will drive up to the trailhead on NY 15A and hike down on the white blazed trail to connect with the lakeside trail back to the parking area by the boat launch.  These  folks will need a ride back up to their vehicles on 15A.  Mileage is 4.25.

If hikers wish to arrange  a key exchange this would facilitate the transportation.

After Hike Social

Since the Hemlock Grill is not open on Sundays, we will be picnicking at Hemlock Park on the North shore of Hemlock Lake, Rix Hill Rd.

Please bring something delicious and nutritious to share, or a make contribution to the social fund.


From NY15A south of Hemlock, NY: turn  west onto Rix Hill Rd. then immediately left onto Boat Launch Rd.  The launch and parking area are 1.1 miles south.

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