GVHC Genesee Valley Hiking Club

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Leisurely Hikes
The GVHC is offering a series of hikes for those who would like to walk at a slower pace than is the norm for the usual GVHC hikes. 

See details in the green boxes below for hikes on
  June 4, July 15, August 19, September 16

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Important Note
Please check for any changes and other information on the GVHG Meetup Page.


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GENESEE VALLEY HIKING CLUB SCHEDULE
  June 2017 thru September 2017

Optional carpool fee subject to change. Contact hike leader for current amount.

All area codes are 585 unless otherwise specified.



June 3/Saturday 10 a.m. Moderate 5 mile hike. Durand-Eastman Park, West Side. Meet at the golf course overflow parking lot on Kings Highway. Judi O. 730-7143 
Hike #6079
June 3/Saturday 1 p.m. El Camino Real Trail, Spain. (Presentation). Irondequoit Public Library, 1290 Titus Ave, Irondequoit, NY.  Larry O.  278-7501
June 4/Sunday 10 a.m. Leisurely 4-5 mile hike. Northern Ellison Park - Corbett's Glen Loop. Meet at Hazelwood Lodge parking lot. Ann B. 755-8323  Hike #6081
June 10/Saturday 9 a.m. Strenuous 5-6 mile hike. Crescent Trail: Kreag Road to Woodcliff Lodge. Meet in Kreag Road Park, Bushnell's Basin. Patty M. 860-460-0156  Hike #6082
June 11/Sunday 8 a.m. Strenuous 5 mile hike. Gannett Hill, Ontario County Park. Met at the trail-head parking lot on County Road 33, ~2.3 miles south of 33/34 intersection. Vinny R. 662-3901  Hike #6084
June 11/Sunday 10 a.m. Easy/moderate 5 mile hike. Mendon Ponds Park, Birdsong & Quaker Pond Trails. Meet at the Nature Center Parking lot off Pond Road in Mendon Ponds Park, Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6085
June 17/Saturday 4 p.m. Moderate/hilly 5-6 mile hike. Crescent Trail, Indian Hill & Thayer Hill. Meet in the parking lot behind Town Center Plaza, near the RS&E trail, in Egypt. Ryan B. 802-999-8554  Hike #6086
June 17/Saturday 10 a.m. Moderate 5 mile hike. Seneca Park Loop. Meet in the small zoo overflow parking lot near the children's playground on Zoo Road.
Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6087
June 18/Sunday 8 a.m. Moderate 5 mile hike. Genesee Valley Park. Meet in the parking lot near Roundhouse Shelter off Moore Road. Clay J. 750-6796  Hike #6088
June 24/Saturday 9 a.m. Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Black Creek Park. Meet in parking lot near Sunnyside Lodge. Al S. 831-7454  Hike #6089
June 25/Sunday 8 a.m. Strenuous, hilly 5 mile hike. Abraham Lincoln Park. Meet in the overflow parking lot beside the Bay View YMCA on Kidd Castle Way off 1209 Bay Road, Webster. Agnieszka F. 746-2296  Hike #6090
June 25/Sunday 9 a.m. Strenuous 9 mile hike. Finger Lakes Trail from Dalton to Swain. Meet in the parking lot on Mill Street in Swain.. Karen N. 447-7006  Hike #6091
June 25/Sunday 2 p.m. Moderate 5 mile hike. Mendon Ponds Park - Devil's Bathtub. Meet at Nature Center parking lot off Pond Road. John C. 254-4047  Hike #6092
July 1/Saturday 10 a.m. Moderate, hilly 5-6 mile hike. Irondequoit Bay Park West, Old and New Trails. Meet in the main parking lot at 660 Bay Front South, just past the Irondequoit Bay Fish & Game Club. Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6093
July 1/Saturday 9 a.m. Strenuous, hilly, fast-paced 6-8 mile hike. Robb's Trail - Hemlock Lake. Meet at the new parking lot on 15A between Canadice Lake and Hemlock Lake. Patty M. 860-460-0156  Hike #6094
July 2/Sunday 10 a.m. Moderate, hilly 5-6 mile hike. Lucien Morin Park.  Meet in the parking lot on Empire Boulevard at the bottom of the Bay, next to MacGregors.
 Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6095
July 4/Tuesday 10 a.m. Easy/moderate 5 mile hike. Pittsford Triangle.  Meet in the parking lot behind Applebee's in Pittsford Plaza. Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6096
July 8/Saturday 10 a.m. Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Northampton Park. Meet at the Springdale Farm parking lot, 696 Colby Road, Spencerport. Al S. 831-7454  Hike #6097
July 9/Sunday 8 a.m. Strenuous 5-7 mile hike. Stony Brook State Park. Meet at the pool area parking lot in Stonybrook State Park. Dominic F. 330-1205  Hike #6098
July 9/Sunday 8 a.m Strenuous 5-7 mile hike. Hi Tor/Grimes Glen.  Meet in the Hi Tor parking lot near Route 245 and Parrish Hill Road. Vinny R. 662-3901  Hike #6099
July 9/Sunday 2 p.m. Hilly 4 mile hike. Powder Mills Park. Meet at large Woolston Road parking lot near Corduroy Road. John C. 254-4047  Hike #6100
July 15/Saturday 8 a.m. Moderate 7-8 mile hike. Lehigh Valley Trail/Greenway Trail. Meet at the Lehigh Valley Trail parking area on River Road in Henrietta. 
Dominic F. 330-1205  Hike #6101
July 15/Saturday 9 a.m. Hilly, scenic 5 mile hike. Cleveland Hill. Meet at Exit 11 Park and Ride off I-390 (Rush) at 9:00 am, or at Ontario County Park (Bristol) at 9:45am -- car pool to Camp Cutler, Clement Road in Bristol.  Arbor Hill Grapery for lunch.
Ann B. 755-8323  Hike #6102
July 15/Saturday 10 a.m. Moderate, 5 mile hike. Durand Eastman Park, Around the Lakes. Meet at the golf course overflow parking lot on Kings Highway.
Derek P. 475-0823  Hike #6103
July 16/Sunday 10 a.m. Moderate 5 mile hike with small hills. Dryer Road Park. Meet in the Dryer Road parking lot, 7504 Dryer Road, Victor. Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6104
July 22/Saturday 9 a.m. Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Village of Holley, Falls & Canal. Meet in Holley Village square.  Al S. 831-7454  Hike #6105
July 22/Saturday 10 a.m. Moderate 5 mile hike with small hills. Cobb's Hill Park & Washington Grove. Meet in the parking lot on Norris Drive, just off Culver Road. Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6106
July 23/Sunday 10 a.m. Moderate 5 mile hike. Highland Park. Park and meet on Robinson Drive, near to South Avenue. Linda M.  353-3525  Hike #6107
July 29/Saturday 9 a.m.  Easy/moderate 4-6 mile, moderate/fast paced flat hike. Lehigh Valley Trail. Meet in Veterans Memorial Park in Rush. Patty M. 860-460-0156 
Hike #6108
July 29/Saturday 8 a.m. Moderate, hilly 5 mile hike. Mendon Ponds Park, East Esker Trail. Meet at the beach area parking lot on Douglas road. Agnieszka F. 746-2296 
Hike #6109
July 30/Sunday 8 a.m. Strenuous 6 mile hike. Tryon Park. Meet at main Tryon Park entrance on Tryon Park (Road), just over the bridge.. Clay J. 750-6796  Hike #6110
July 30/Sunday 10 a.m. Moderate 3,25 or 7 mile hikes. Ontario Beach Park to the Secret Sidewalk and to Turning Point Park. Meet at Ontario Beach parking lot.
Linda M.  353-3525  Hike #6111
August 5/Saturday 8 a.m. Strenuous, hilly 8 mile hike. Letchworth State Park, Finger Lakes Trail & Gorege Trail. Meet at I-390 Park & Ride to carpool at 8 a.m., or the Parade Grounds parking area in Letchworth at 9 a.m. Ryan B. 802-999-8554 
Hike #6112
August 5/Saturday 10 a.m. Easy/moderate 5-6 mile hike. El Camino Trail/Maplewood Park, Rochester Meet in the small zoo overflow parking lot near the children's playground on Zoo Road. Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6113
August 6/Sunday 2 p.m. Moderate 5 mile hike. Mendon Ponds Park - Quaker Pond Trail and Southern Meadows. Meet at Nature Center parking lot off Pond Road.
John C. 254-4047  Hike #6114
August 12/Saturday 8 a.m. Moderate, hilly 8 mile hike. Seneca Trail & Crescent Trail. Meet near the Goodwill store in Victor, at the northern end of the parking lot near the trail. Ryan B. 802-999-8554  Hike #6115
August 12/Saturday 10 a,m, Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Webster Park. Meet in the large paking lot on the west of Holt Road at its intersection with Lake Road. Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6116
August 13/Sunday 10 a.m. Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Genesee County Park and Forest. Meet at park's easternmost entrance at 5450 Raymond Road, Bethany, NY. Al S. 831-7454  Hike #6117
August 19/Saturday 9 a.m. Hilly, leisurely 5 mile hike. Wesley Hill Nature Preserve. Meet at Exit 11 Park and Ride off I-390 (Rush) to carpool to preserve. Bring lunch to eat at cabin. Ann B. 755-8323  Hike #6118
August 19/Saturday 8 a.m. Moderate 8-9 mile hike. Perinton Loop.  Park and meet in the northern parking area of Perinton Community Center on Turk Hill Road, Patty M. 860-460-0156  Hike #6119
August 20/Sunday 7 a.m. Strenuous ~12 mile hike. Moderate pace, some hills and stairs. Parks of Ithaca Day Outing. Taughannock Falls, Buttermilk Falls and Robert Treman Parks. Meet at the Bushnell's Basin Park & Ride. Please bring snacks, plenty of water, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Agnieszka F. 746-2296  Hike #6120
August 20/Sunday 10 a.m. Moderate 6 mile hike. Oatka Creek Park. Meet at main parking lot, 9797 Union St., at end of Quaker Rd. Linda M.  353-3525  Hike #6121
August 26/Saturday 2 p.m. Strenuous, hilly 4-5 mile hike. Crescent Trail: McCord Woods - Kreag Road to Garnsey Road. Meet in the Kreag Road Park parking lot in Bushnell's Basin. Jon K. 953-5100  Hike #6122
August 27/Sunday 7 a.m. Strenuous, hilly 5-6 mile hike. Stid Hill Wild Life Management Area. Meet at Bushnell's Basin Park and Ride to carpool.
Clay J. 750-6796  Hike #612
August 27/Sunday 10 a.m. Moderate 5-6 mile hike with small hills. Mendon Ponds Park, Devil's Bathtub. Meet at Nature Center parking lot off Pond Road.
Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6124
September 2/Saturday 10 a.m. Moderate 5-6 mile hike with small hills. Lucien Morin Park. Meet in the parking lot on Empire Boulevard at the bottom of the Bay, next to MacGregors Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6125
September 3/Sunday 2 p.m. Moderate 5 mile hike. Black Creek Park. Meet in the parking lot near Sunnyside Lodge. John C. 254-4047  Hike #6126
September 4/Monday 10 a.m. Moderate.mostly flat, 10 mile hike. Seneca Park to Ontario Beach Park. Meet in the small zoo overflow parking lot near the children's playground on Zoo Road. Bring water and lunch to eat in Charlotte. Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6127
September 9/Saturday 8 a.m. Strenuous one-way 6-8 mile hike. Ganondagan State Historic Park to Dryer Road Park. Meet in Ganondagan State Park on State Route 444 in Victor. Please call Vinny R. if you are willing to help with the car staging.
Vinny R. 662-3901  Hike #6128
September 9/Saturday 9 a.m. Moderate/strenuous 9 mile hike. Lehigh Valley Trail. Meet in Veterans Memorial Park in Rush. Patty M. 860-460-0156  Hike #6129
September 10/Sunday 8 a.m. Strenuous 5-6 mile hike. Stony Brook State Park. Meet at Park & Ride at Exit 11 on I-390. Vinny R. 662-3901  Hike #6130
September 10/Sunday 10 a.m. Easy/moderate 5 mile hike. Spencerport Heritage Trail/Canal Path. Meet in the parking lot at 75 South Union Street in Spencerport. Linda M.  353-3525  Hike #6131
September 16/Saturday 9:30 a.m. Easy 5 mile hike and creek walk Sonyea State Forest - Genesee River Greenway. Meet at Exit 11 Park and Ride off I-390 (Rush) to carpool to state forest.  Hike new section of Greenway through the correctional facility (safe) and creek walk in Keshequa Creek.  Bring lunch, wading shoes. Ann B. 755-8323 
Hike #6132
September 16/Saturday 10 a.m. Moderate, hilly 5 mile hike. Tryon Park. Meet at the Tryon Park lot on Tryon Park Road on the north (left-hand side) immediately after the bridge going over I-590. Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6133
September 17/Sunday 7 a.m. Strenuous 12 mile hike. Finger Lakes Trail near Hornell. Meet at Exit 11 Park and Ride off I-390 (Rush) to carpool. Clay J. 750-6796 
Hike #6134
September 17/Sunday 10 a,m, Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Durand-Eastman Park, North East. Meet at the golf course overflow parking lot on Kings Highway.
Derek P. 475-0923  Hike #6135
September 23/Saturday 10 a.m. Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Northampton Park. Meet in the ski area parking lot on Hubble Road. Al S. 831-7454  Hike #6136
September 24/Sunday 8 a.m. Moderate 5-6 mile hike Mendon Ponds Park, Quaker Pond. Meet at Nature Center parking lot off Pond Road. Dominic F. 330-1205 
Hike #6137
September 24/Sunday 7 a.m. Hilly 14 mile hike, strenuous because of distance. Letchworth State Park, West Side. Meet at Exit 11 Park and Ride at 7 a.m. or St. Helena Picnic Area at 8 a.m. Please bring lunch for break at High Falls at half-way point of hike. Agnieszka F. 746-2296  Hike #6138
September 24/Sunday 9 a.m. Moderate 7 mile hike. Genesee Valley Greenway Trail from Piffard to Mount Morris. Meet in the Greenway Trail parking lot at10 East State Street, Mount Morris. Karen N. 447-7006  Hike #6139
September 30/Saturday 10 a.m. Easy, 2 hour history walk. Some hills. Village of Lima. Meet in the shopping plaza, 7271 West Main Street, Lima, NY 14485. Optional lunch at American Hotel, Lima, after walk. Cynthia H. 482-0549  Hike #6140
September 30/Saturday 9 a.m. Strenuous 7-8 mile hike. Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area. Park and meet in the parking area at 8291 State Route 245, Naples.
Patty M. 860-460-0156  Hike #6141
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Hike Rules

  • Participants must sign their own names on the Trip Leader's report form and pay carpool fee. Guests are welcome.
  • All participants must abide by the hike rules. The hike leader is in charge of the hike and will make all decisions as to the route, rest stops, duration, etc.
  • The Co-Leader or sweep is responsible for bringing up the rear and insuring that hikers do not get too spread out or separate.
  • Do not leave the hike without the permission of the leader. No fewer than two hikers should go together. All people must be accounted for at the end of the hike.
  • Wear appropriate shoes or boots. For your comfort and safety be prepared for sunshine, rain or cold.
  • No pets or radios. No smoking.
  • Once a hike is started, it will usually continue in spite of the weather. Be prepared. Bring water.
  • Some hikes are on private land; respect the owner's rights.
  • Motto: "Take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints."
  • Children under sixteen are welcome, but must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.
  • Enjoy the hike and the other participants. If you have any questions or problems, consult the hike leader.
  • Leaders shall abide by the Leader's Guidelines published in the Genesee Valley Hiking Club bylaws.
For your safety, do not leave the hike alone. Hikers experiencing any difficulty are responsible to inform the hike leader.
Difficulties are not limited to, but may include medical problems, lack of water, or fatigue.

Meeting Place and Hike Time

Hike leaders select the meeting location to coordinate with their specific hike.

The hike time and meeting location change weekly. Check the schedule.

The start time in the schedule is the hike starting time. Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the stated time.

Hike leaders will be at the designated place and time regardless of weather conditions.


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Hike Leadership

The Leader and Co-Leader should previously scout the hike, with owner's permissions gained (if required).

Co-Leaders will be appointed from the hikers present, if no Co-Leader is listed in the schedule.

Hike leaders are responsible for getting a substitute GVHC leader.


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