Naples, NY 14507
November 26th Post Pie Hike~
This Sunday we will hike the road along the West River at the south end of Canandaigua lake. Come work off that extra piece of pie and dollup of ice cream! This is a nice open space with room to walk side by side, chat and enjoy the spectacular views of Canandaigua lake plus it’s inlet. It will be primarily on Sunnyside Rd which is a low traffic area. There are just a couple of hills but manageable.
We will meet at the intersection of Sunnyside Rd and West Ave just north of Naples. The DEC parking area is on the right before the mailboxes.
Naturalists will meet with the group then continue up Sunnyside to the pull-off by the dumpster. They will walk along the roadway that offers beautiful views then retrace their steps to the cars, depending on time and fatigue.
The Tourists and Climbers will set off from the DEC parking lot, walk along Sunnyside to the split where a dirt road rises on the right (for CLIMBERS) and the road dips down toward to the lake cottages on the left (for Tourists). Each group will follow the respective roadways until the first intersection then loop back as follows: the CLIMBERS will be bending down toward the lake whereas the TOURISTS will be taking the higher down hill portion back to Sunnyside. There is one slight drainage ditch that has a plank used for crossing. The views along the lake include migratory waterfowl, a wonderful shale cliff, and quaint lake cottages. Both groups will continue to the DEC parking area. The hike is approximately 4.5 miles.
DIRECTIONS: From Springwater/Dansville/Wayland: Take Rt 21N into Naples. Turn left onto Main St for 1.5 miles. Turn right on Rt#245 (across from Bob and Ruth’s). Continue 4 miles, make a left on Sunnyside Rd. Parking area is at the V just before the mailboxes.
From Honeoye: Take Rt#36 south into Naples, left on Main St for approximately 1.25 miles. Right on Rt#245 (Across from Bob and Ruth’s). Continue 4 miles then left on Sunnyside Rd.
From Canandaigua: Take Rt#364 to Middlesex. Keep straight onto West Ave. at the curve. Take all the way to intersection of Sunnyside Rd. Parking on the left over bridge.
The social will be at Amy’s cabin. Directions given at the hike. Please bring a dish to pass, leftovers or $5 donation if you are sick of cooking.