The Stid Hill Multiple Use Area is a 847 acre tract of land situated in the townships of Bristol and South Bristol in Ontario County. It is bounded by Route 64 on the west and Dugway Road on the north. Ganargua Creek, better known as Mud Creek, flows along Route 64. At one time, Stid Hill was productive sheep and cattle grazing land. Today the grazing has been eliminated. The mixture of steep hills, ravines, gullies, gorges, woods, and open areas create scenic vistas and also provide varied wildlife habitats.
Sunday May 28, 2023 we will all meet at the Stid Hill MUA parking area on Rt. 64 at 1:45pm. At this meeting point we will divide into groups. Climbers will carpool to Dugway Rd. and hike back down to Rt. 64. The Tourists and Naturalists will follow the trails from this access point on Rt. 64. The ground is uneven so you may want to bring poles. There may also be very wet and muddy spots along the trail so waterproof hiking shoes or boots would be recommended.
The Meeting Place
We will all meet at the Stid Hill MUA parking area on Rt. 64 at 1:45pm. This parking area is for the northern portion of the Stid Hill area. It is after Bristol Mountain ski area if coming from Naples, and after Dugway Rd if coming from 5&20 or 20A.
Route 64 runs north-south, so there are only two directions of approach.
From the north, (Honeoye and Bloomfield) starting at Route 5 & 20 in Bloomfield, come down Route 64, past Bristol Center and CR32. 4.8 miles past the intersection with 20A, the parking area will be on your left. If you reach Bristol Mountain Ski Area you have gone too far.
From the south, starting at Bristol Springs head north on Route 64 past Bristol Mountain Ski Area for 1.4 miles, and the big wooden sign that says Stid Hill, you will then see the parking area on your right. If you come to Dugway Road or Bristol Center you’ve come too far north.
From Springwater, Google Maps recommends heading north to 20A through Honeoye, then south on 64 for 4.8 miles. The parking area will be on your left.
Will be at Lock Stock and Barrel on Route 64 just north of Bristol Mountain and south of the Stid Hill Hike parking lot.