7179 Mill St
Springwater, NY 14560
For the fourth year in a row, the staff at Springwater Center has invited Springwater Trails to enjoy a hike on their scenic property overlooking the Springwater Valley. Our thanks to Wayne Coger and Susan McCallum and the entire staff of the center for their welcome.
If the weather forecast holds, expect some wonderful sun and plenty of snow on the ground to enjoy skiing, snowshoeing and hiking. Last year, the upper portion of the trails were perfect for skiing with a couple of short downhills for excitement for everyone.
The many well marked trails that loop through open fields and forested areas are mowed across the fields and were clear last fall through the woods and give opportunities for wonderful views of the surrounding hills and the valley below. Two of the trails parallel a creek bed and gorge and one loops to another seasonal creek. Keep your eyes open for the Marker Tree near the creek.
Following our hikes, we will set up a pot-luck dinner in the kitchen. Everyone interested in Springwater Trails is welcome to the pot-luck and the Annual Meeting, and to the hike.
Well-mannered dogs are welcome to hike with us. Dogs should stay in cars during the social.
If you are able to join us for the social after the hike, please bring a dish to pass and a non-alcoholic beverage or consider making a cash donation. There is a complete kitchen to store and reheat the dishes as needed. Please bring slippers as shoes will need to be removed at the door.
From Springwater: Take Rt 15 to the West from the flashing light at the intersection with Rt 15A. Follow Rt 15 up the hill. Turn right at the top of the hill on Mill St Ext (just across the road from Harpers Ferry Rd) – you will see a Dead End sign. Springwater Center is the third driveway to the left (0.1 mile along Mill St. Ext., you will see the sign). Follow the driveway for 0.6 miles to reach the Center parking lot. The main building is just past the parking lot.
Additional directions to the Center are here.