6152 Bald Hill Rd
Springwater, NY 14560
2:00 p.m. (Climbers: plan to arrive at 1:30 to help with a car pool to the parking lot at the north end boat launch. Please see below).
Join us for a spring hike on the new section of Rob’s Trail which meanders from Route 15A south of Hemlock to the shores of Hemlock Lake. We will meet at the new parking lot for Rob’s Trail on the west side of 15A. It is suggested that you wear sturdy hiking boots, and use a pole because of slippery leaves on steep inclines. With the warm weather predicted for this week, many of the spring wildflowers should be blooming.
Climbers: will hike down to Hemlock Lake and connect to the trail leading to the north and terminus (4.8 miles) at the Hemlock Lake boat launch. This will necessitate leaving one or more cars at the parking lot before the hike. Tourists: you may hike down the trail to the shore line and return back up to the starting point (1.5 miles each way). The hike back up is fairly strenuous in some places. Naturalists: you may hike halfway down to the new bridge and back up from there.
The social following the hike will take place at Sammy’s Place, 8148 S Main Street in Springwater. To get to Sammy’s Place, head south on 15A through the Springwater Hamlet. Sammy’s is on the right across from the Fire Hall.
Directions to TNC Parking Area West Side of Route NY 15A: From Springwater: Take Rt 15A north. In 6.1 miles, the parking lot is on the left just after the north end of Old Bald Hill Rd South. From Hemlock: Take Rt 15A south. At 4.7 miles south of the 20A/15A intersection south of Hemlock, the parking lot is on the right.