Old Bald Hill Rd S
Springwater, NY 14560
We will be hiking the original Rob’s Trail on Nature Conservancy land on the east side of Rt 15A, the connector trail down to Canadice Lake and the southern portion of the Canadice Lake Trail along the west side of the lake. Everyone should meet at the Rob’s Trail parking area just to the east of where Old Bald Hill Road South meets Route 15A in the Town of Canadice, Ontario County. Please come early to arrange for car pools. After the hike, we will have a social in the parking area. People attending the social should bring a dish to pass, their own beverage and something to sit on. In the case of rain we will go to the American Legion on Mill Street in Springwater for pizza.
There will be three different hikes with varying levels of difficulty. The three hikes will be:
- Up from Canadice Lake ~ 4 miles (the Climbers);
- Down to Canadice Lake ~ 4 miles (the Tourists);
- Along Canadice with no climbing ~ 2 miles (the Naturalists).
The Climbers and Naturalists will car pool from the parking area to the south end of Canadice Lake. Directions will be available at the start of the hike.
The Climbers will start at the south end of Canadice Lake and go along the lake trail to the Rob’s Trail connector trail and then continue around Rob’s trail to the parking area.
The Tourists will do the reverse hike, starting at the Rob’s Trail parking area. They will hike half way around Rob’s Trail and then descend to Canadice Lake, taking the lake trail out to the south end. They will use the Climbers cars to return to the parking area.
The Naturalists will do a flat hike next to Canadice Lake. This group will start with the Climbers and will walk for a mile or so along the lake trail and then return along the same trail to their cars.
Hikers wishing to complete the full 4 mile hike should consider whether they want to climb up Bald Hill or go down the hill. It is a 600 foot climb in 0.4 miles. The Climbers will be going up the hill and the Tourists will be going down (harder on the knees).
NOTE: Pets are not permitted on Nature Conservancy land at the top of Bald Hill. Hikers with dogs should go with the Naturalists or start with the Climbers and then join the Tourists when the two groups meet.
Directions: We will meet at the Rob’s Trail parking area on the east side of NY 15A (the entrance is actually on Old Bald Hill South. Directions are available here.