Co Rd 20 & NY-5
Stanley, NY 14561
This hike will be an out-and-back walk along a section of the Ontario Pathways – a disused railway bed now open to all leisure activities.
Starting in the hamlet of Flint, Springwater Trails hikers will walk north for a few miles along this former railroad bed. Because it is a linear trail and not a loop, we will return along the same path. There will be two groups this week – the Streakers and the Strollers.
Because the trail runs over a disused rail bed, it is pretty level. If the weather is suitable then it’s an easy trail for bicycles; there’s the occasional patch of gravel to pedal hard through, but mostly it’s a good surface.
Directions – The meeting point is a trail parking lot at GPS coordinates 42.860068, -77.111470 .
From the south, follow NYS Rt. 21 North from Naples (or wherever) to Canandaigua and then turn east on Rts. 5&20. In about 10 miles you will approach Flint and turn left (north) on County Road 20. You will see the parking lot immediately on your right that is for Ontario Pathways. Beyond that driveway is the Wayne Finger Lakes BOCES – don’t go there.
From the north come down Rt. 88 from Newark, turn right at Phelps and proceed west on Rt. 96, then turn left on Rt. 488 and proceed to the hamlet of Orleans. Just after the bend at Orleans, turn south on CR#20 to proceed to that same parking lot on the left this time.
Social – There will be a social somewhere in the vicinity to be determined by who is open on Sunday. If possible, it will be at Sweet Sue’s which is a short distance to the east on Rts. 5&20.