Moss Lake hike with STGH of FOGVG

October 5, 2016 @ 4:30 pm
Moss Lake, & Caneadea Dam on Rushford Lake

Here is a hike a bit (or more) out of the way for most Springwater Trails hikers.  But, it is a unique opportunity.   Scheduled for Wednesday 10/5/2016 at 4:30PM this hike is open to all and is led by a member of the hiking group “Southern Tier Greenway Hiking” (STGH) members of the Friends of Genesee Valley Greenway (FOGVG).

The content (below) is near as it appears on the FOGVG Facebook page.

The hike meet location at Caneadea Dam Picnic Area ~ 42.381407, -78.183117, is on the eastern edge of Rushford Lake.  – -Directions are given (below).- –

Southern Tier Greenway Hiking

Moss Lake October 5th, 2016 at 4:30 PM

Jim wrote: The Moss Lake kettle was formed by the glacier about 10,000 years ago. Blocks of ice broke from the melting glacier. At the same time there were large amounts of gravel and finer sediments in the glacier’s meltwater. Sediments piled up around the huge blocks of ice and left behind water-filled bowls that had no inlet and outlet thus becoming a peat bog.

This hike will be led by Jim and will begin at the Caneadea Dam Picnic Area. Directions are as follows:

This is how to get to the Caneadea Dam picnic area: drive to the hamlet of Caneadea on Rte. 19. At the caution light in Caneadea turn onto
Rte. 243 which heads west toward Rushford. For more than 1.5 miles you will go up hill out of Caneadea. At the very top of the hill turn left onto Dam Road which is a dirt road. (Be careful of fast-moving traffic that will tail-gate you—turn on your turning signal early.) Follow Dam Road straight to the second stop sign. (Just to confuse matters, Dam Road becomes Lake Road at the first stop sign.) At the second stop sign, turn right and then immediately left — you are at the entrance to the picnic area and the dam overlook. This is where you park.

All are welcome. Please come and join us.

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