Wesley Hill Preserve

July 17, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This Sunday we’ll return to an old favorite, a walk in the woods at the Wesley Hill Preserve in Canadice/South Bristol, with a social afterwards at the Birdhouse Brewery in Honeoye.

Meet at the Wesley Road parking area at 3:45 for a 4pm start. The Climbers will make the full perimeter loop of the property on the Yellow, Blue, Red and Orange Trails for a total of about 5 miles.   The Tourists and Naturalists will follow a shorter loop of around 3 miles. The weather is expected to be warm, but the woods should keep us comfortable and we’ll adjust the hike lengths as the weather dictates and stop for an occasional frolic in the stream. Bring plenty of water.

Wesley Hill is a Finger Lakes Land Trust property of 390 acres on the hill east of Honeoye Lake.  including stands of northern hardwoods, red and white pines, hemlocks, a woodland pond, and the northern edge of Briggs Gully, as well as the Wenrich Cabin, set in an old forest overlooking the gully, deep in the woods.  The preserve was established in 1999 by the generous donation of 90 acres by the children of three artists – John Wenrich, James Havens and Colburn Dugan – to the Finger Lakes Land Trust. Since that time, the Land Trust has expanded Wesley Hill through the purchase or donation of four additional parcels. For more on the Preserve, see     fllt.org/preserves/wesley-hill-nature-preserve/

Following the hike, our social will be at Birdhouse Brewing, 8716 Main Street, Honeoye.

DIRECTIONS: From Honeoye: take route 20A east through Honeoye to East Lake Road (CR 33). Turn right onto East Lake Road. (If coming from Bristol or points east, it’s a left onto East Lake Road).  Take the first left, staying on CR 33, then the first right onto Pinewood Hill which becomes Gulick Road. Once on Gulick Road, travel about 2.5 miles to a right on Wesley Road, then another mile to the Wesley Road parking lot, on your right.

From Springwater: Take your favorite route to Naples and proceed north on County Road 36 toward Honeoye. In 1.5 miles, make a right on Gulick Road, then a left on Wesley Road after about 8 miles (pass Camp Cutler and Cumming Nature Center). Go one mile down the hill to the Wesley Road parking lot and trailhead.

Directions to the Social from the trailhead:

Via East Lake Road:  Turn right out of the parking area on Wesley Road. Go down the hill about 1 mile to East Lake Road and make a right. Go north about 4.5 miles to Route 20A, and make a left. Birdhouse Brewing is on your right, just over the bridge and before the traffic light.

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