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
  January 14, February 11, March 11, April 22, May 6

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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
  Mid-January 2017 thru May 2017

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

All area codes are 585 unless otherwise specified.



January 14/Saturday 8 a.m. Moderate/strenuous 5 mile hike. Dryer Road Park. Meet at Dryer Rd Park parking lot, 7504 Dryer Rd., Victor. Vinny R. 662-3901 #6010
January 14/Saturday 1 p.m. Leisurely/flat easy 4 mile hike. West Webster Park. Meet in the parking lot opposite Kanatota Lodge on East Lake Rd. Ann B. 755-8323 #6011
January 15/Sunday 10 a.m. Moderate ~6 mile hike. Seneca Park to the O'Rorke Bridge.  Meet in the main Zoo parking lot (but as far away as possible from the Zoo entrance). Derek P. 475-0923 #6012
January 21/Saturday 9 a.m. Easy/moderate 4-5 mile hike. Lehigh Valley Trail. Meet at Veterans Memorial Park off Rt. 15 in Rush. Patty M. 860-460-0156 #6013
January 22/Sunday 8 a.m. Strenuous/hilly 5-7 mile hike. Finger Lakes Trail - Gannett Hill. Meet at FLT parking lot off CR33. Vinny R. 662-3901 #6014
January 22/Sunday 10 a.m. Moderate, hilly ~5 mile hike. Cobb's Hill Park & Washington Grove.  Meet in the parking lot in Cobb's Hill Park on Norris Drive, just off Culver Road.  Derek P. 475-0923 #6015
January 28/Saturday 9 a.m. Strenuous/hilly 6-7 mile hike. Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial Recreation Area. Meet at Bushnell's Basin Park & Ride at 9 a.m. Hike starts at 10 a.m. at Harriet Hollister. Ryan B. 802-999-8554 #6016
January 29/Sunday 9 a/m/ Moderate/strenuous 5-6 mile hike. Powder Mills Park. Turn onto Corduroy Rd at fish hatchery, turn right onto Woolston and then left into the large lot.  Patty M. 860-460-0156 #6017
February 4/Saturday 10 a.m.  Moderate ~5 mile  hike (about 2 hours) Mendon Ponds Park - North Meadow & Pine Woods. Meet at the parking lot for Stewart Lodge on Douglas Road in Mendon Ponds Park.  Iris R. 334-0972   #6018
February 4/Saturday 1 p.m.  Easy/moderate ~5 mile hike. Mendon Ponds Park - North/Central. Meet at the parking lot for Stewart Lodge on Douglas Road in Mendon Ponds Park.  Derek P. 475-0923   #6019
February 5/Sunday 9 a.m.  Moderate/hilly 6 mile hike. Letchworth State Park - Southwest area. Meet at Glen Iris Inn.  Use Castile entrance.  Karen N. 447-7006   #6020
February 5/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Black Creek Park. Meet in parking lot near Sunnyside Lodge.  Al S. 831-7454   #6021
February 11/Saturday 10 a.m.  Leisurely ~4 mile hike. Mendon Ponds Park - Quaker Pond Trail/Southern Meadow. Bring birdseed. Meet at Pond Road parking area near Lookout Shelter.  Ann B. 755-8323   #6022
February 11/Saturday 1 p.m.  Strenuous/hilly 5-6 mile hike. Lucien Morin Park - Rifle Range Trail. Meet in the parking lot on Empire Boulevard at the bottom of Irondequoit Bay next to MacGregors.  Ryan B. 802-999-8554   #6023
February 12/Sunday 8 a.m.  Moderate 5 mile hike. Ellison Park. Meet at the large parking lot on your left as you turn off Blossom Rd toward Hazelwood Lodge. Lot is before going over the bridge.  Vinny R. 662-3901   #6024
February 18/Saturday 10 a.m.  Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Northampton Park. Meet at parking lot near ski area on Hubbell Road..  Al S. 831-7454   #6025
February 18/Saturday 10 a.m.  Easy/moderate 4 mile hike. Channing Philbrick Park.   Meet in parking area near TOPS in Panorama Plaza on Penfield Road. 
Derek P. 475-0923   #6026
February 19/Sunday 7 a.m.  Strenuous/hilly 10 mile hike. Finger Lakes Trail - east of Swain ski area. Map 9, Access 3 to Map 9, Access 8.  Meet at Park & Ride at exit 11 on I-390.  Carpool $5.  Clay J. 750-6796   #6027
February 19/Sunday 8 a.m.  Easy/moderate 5 mile hike. Auburn Trail from Farmington. Meet at Mertensia Park in Farmington.  Vinny R. 662-3901   #6028
February 25/Saturday 9 a.m.  Moderate/strenuous 5 mile hike. Dryer Road Park. Meet at Dryer Rd Park parking lot, 7504 Dryer Rd., Victor.   Dave W. 752-8313   #6029
February 25/Saturday 10 a.m.  Moderate 6 mile hike. Lehigh Valley Trail/Greenway Trail. West Henrietta to Avon. Meet at Lehigh Valley Trail head on River Road in Henrietta.  Dominic F. 330-1205   #6030
February 26/Sunday 9 a.m.  Strenuous 5-6 mile hike. Mendon Ponds Park - East Esker Trail. Meet at beach area parking lot.  Patty M. 860-460-0156   #6031
February 26/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate/strenuous hilly ~5 mile hike. Irondequoit Bay Park West. Meet at the main parking area at 660 Bay Front South, just past the Irondequoit Bay Fish & Game Club.  (Do NOT park at Fish & Game Club lot.) 
Derek P. 475-0923   #6032
March 4/Saturday 10 a.m.  Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Durand-Eastman, Around the Lakes. Meet in the golf course parking lot on King's Highway.  Derek P. 475-0923   #6033
March 5/Sunday 8 a.m.  Moderate 8-9 mile hike. Chimney Bluffs State Park. Meet at Webster Parks & Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Dr. at 8 a.m for carpool.  Hike starts at 9 a.m. at Chimney Bluffs.  Carpool $3.  Ryan B. 802-999-8554   #6034
March 5/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate 5 mile hike. Corbett's Glen from Ellison Park. Meet at the large parking lot on your left as you turn off Blossom Rd toward Hazelwood Lodge. Lot is before going over the bridge.  Clay J. 750-6796   #6035
March 11/Saturday 10 a.m.  Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Oatka Creek Park. Meet at main parking lot, 9797 Union St., at end of Quaker Rd.  Al S. 831-7454   #6036
March 11/Saturday 10 a.m.  Leisurely 5 mile loop hike or 2.5 mile shuttle. Cobb's Hill Reservoir to Highland Reservoir. Meet at Cobb's Hill Reservoir.  Ann B. 755-8323   #6037
March 12/Sunday 2 p.m.  Moderate 4 mile hike. Durand Eastman Park - West Side. Meet in golf course parking lot.  John C. 254-4047.   #6038
March 12/Sunday 8 a.m.  Moderate/strenuous 5-7 mile hike. Whiting Road Nature Preserve/Big Woods. Meet at parking lot on Whiting Rd.  Vinny R. 662-3901   #6039
March 18/Saturday 10 a.m.  Easy/moderate 4 mile hike. Four-Mile Creek Preserve. Meet in parking lot for Four-Mile Creek Preserve, Philips Rd at Lake Rd, Webster.  Derek P. 475-0923   #6040
March 19/Sunday 8 a.m.  Strenuous, hilly 5 mile hike. Abraham Lincoln Park.  Meet in "Employees & Overflow" lot beside the Bay View YMCA on Kidd Castle Way off 1209 Bay Rd. ,Webster.    Vinny R. 662-3901   #6041
March 25/Saturday 8 a.m.  Strenuous, hilly 9-11 mile hike. Apple Farm to Boughton Park and back. Meet at the Apple Farm, 1640 NY Rte 444, Victor.  Dave W. 752-8313   #6042
March 25/Saturday 1 p.m.  Moderate, hilly 3-4 mile hike. Tryon Park. Meet at the parking lot on Tryon Park (Road) over the bridge.   Jon K. 953-5100   #6043
March 26/Sunday 8 a.m.  Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Mendon Ponds - Bird Song and Quaker Pond Trails. Meet at the Nature Center parking off  Pond Road in Mendon Ponds Park.  Dominic R. 330-1205   #6044
March 26/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate 4-5 mile hike. Turning Point Park - Bullock Woods. Meet in the Turning Point Park lot at the end of Boxart Street, off Lake Avenue.  Dick R. 544-3387   #6045
April 1/Saturday 9 a.m.  Strenuous 6 mile hike. Powder Mills Park. Turn onto Corduroy Rd at fish hatchery, turn right onto Woolston and then left into the large lot.  Patty M. 860-460-0156   #6046
April 2/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate 5 mile hike. Black Creek Park. Meet in parking lot near Sunnyside Lodge.  Derek P. 475-0923   #6047
April 2/Sunday 2 p.m.  Easy/moderate ~4 mile hike. Beatty Point. Meet at the Beatty Point trailhead parking lot, 205 Long Pond Rd.  John C. 254-4047   #6048
April 8/Saturday 8 a.m.  Strenuous 5-7 mile hike. Ganondagan State Historic Site. Meet at the parking lot on State Route 444 (Victor-Bloomfield Road), Victor.  Vinny R. 662-3901   #6049
April 8/Saturday 10 a.m.  Moderate/hilly 5-6 mile hike. Genesee County Park & Forest. Meet at park's easternmost entrance at 5450 Raymond Rd., Bethany, NY.  Al S. 831-7454   #6050
April 9/Sunday 8 a.m.  Strenuous 5-7 mile hike. Crescent Trail - Kreag Road to Woodcliff Lodge. Meet in Kreag Road Park, Bushnell's Basin..  Vinny R. 662-3901   #6051
April 9/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate 5 mile hike. Seneca Park Loop. Meet in the small Seneca Zoo parking lot by the children's playground.  Dick R. 544-3387   #6052
April 14/Friday 10 a.m.  Moderate 5 mile hike. Mendon Ponds Park -Devil's Bathtub. Meet at the Nature Center parking off  Pond Road.  Derek P. 475-0923   #6053
April 15/Saturday 10 a.m.  Moderate 5 mile hike. Durand-Eastman Park - South Central. Meet in the golf course parking lot on King's Highway.  Derek P. 475-0923   #6054
April 15/Saturday 1:30 p.m.  Camino de Santiago Presentation.  Irondequoit Public Library.  Larry O. 475-0923  
April 16/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate/strenuous ~5 mile hike. Stony Brook State Park. Meet in main parking lot (pool area).  Dominic R. 330-1205   #6055
April 16/Sunday 10 a.m.  Easy/moderate 4 mile hike. Channing Philbrick Park.   Meet in parking area near TOPS in Panorama Plaza on Penfield Road.  Dick R. 544-3387.   #6056
April 22/Saturday 9 a.m.  Moderate 5 mile hike. Fishers Park. Fast paced hike.  Meet in parking area near tennis court in Fishers Park, 7929 Main Street, Fishers, NY.
Chauncy Y. 455-1932   #6057
April 22/Saturday 10 a.m.  Leisurely/moderate hike. Rob's Trail Hemlock Lake. Many waterfalls.  Shuttle. Meet at I-390 exit 11 Park & Ride at 10 a.m.  Hike begins at trailhead on Rt. 15A south of Hemlock at 10:30 a.m.  Ann B. 755-8323   #6058
April 23/Sunday 8 a.m.  Strenuous/hilly 8 mile hike. Letchworth Park, East Side with Dam Tour. Dam tour will be after hike.  Meet at Park & Ride at exit 11 on I-390.  Carpool $4.  Clay J. 750-6796   #6059
April 23/Sunday 10 a.m.  Easy/moderate ~5 mile hike. Spencerport Heitage Trail/Canal Path. Meet in the parking lot at 75 South Union St., Spencerport.  (This is beside the canal on the south side.)  Linda M. 353-3525   #6060
April 29/Saturday 9 a.m.  Strenuous/hilly ~5 mile hike. Stid Hill Wildlife Management Area. 1,200 ft. elevation gain.  Meet at Meet at Bushnell's Basin Park & Ride on Route 96.  Carpool $3.  Optionally, meet at Stid Hill at 10 a.m.  Ryan B. 802-999-8554   #6061
April 29/Saturday 10 a.m.  Two hour history walk. Village of East Rochester.   Meet at the Piano Works Mall parking lot on W. Commercial Street in East Rochester.  Park near the brick smokestack in the center of the very large parking lot.  Cynthia H. 482-0549   #6062
April 30/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate/strenuous hilly 4 mile hike. Irondequoit Bay Park West. Easy pace. Meet at the main parking area at 660 Bay Front South, just past the Irondequoit Bay Fish & Game Club.  (Do NOT park at Fish & Game Club lot.)  Dick R. 544-3387   #6063
April 30/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate/flat 6 mile hike. Genesee Valley Greenway Trail, Scottsville. Meet in the municipal parking lot behind the post office on Main St. in the village of Scottsville.  Linda M. 353-3525   #6064
May 6/Saturday 8 a.m.  Strenuous/hilly 5-6 mile hike. Lucien Morin Park - Rifle Range Trail. Meet in the parking lot on Empire Boulevard at the bottom of Irondequoit Bay next to MacGregors.  Vinny R. 662-3901   #6065
May 6/Saturday 10 a.m.  Leisurely 4.5 mile hike. Durand Eastman Park - Around Lake and through Arboretum. Lunch at Parkside Dinner after hike.  Meet at first parking area on the north side of Lake Shore Blvd.  Ann B. 755-8323   #6066
May 7/Sunday 8 a.m.  Strenuous/hilly 19-20 mile all day hike. Crescent Trail. Meet at Crescent Trail parking lot next to Erie Canal on Rte. 96 in Bushnell's Basin.  Ryan B. 802-999-8554   #6067
May 13/Saturday 10 a.m.  Easy 5 mile, 3 hour hike. Downtown Churches of Rochester. Meet in parking lot at Hart's Grocers, 10 Winthrop St.  Larry O. 278-7501   #6068
May 14/Sunday 8 a.m.  Strenuous, hilly 5-7 mile hike. Dryer Road Park. Meet at Dryer Rd Park parking lot, 7504 Dryer Rd., Victor.   Vinny R. 662-3901   #6069
May 14/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate 4 mile hike. Four Mile Creek Preserve. Meet in parking lot for Four Mile Creek Preserve, Philips Rd at Lake Rd, Webster. 
Dick R. 544-3387   #6070
May 20/Saturday 9 a.m.  Moderate 8 mile hike. Canadice Lake. Meet at the parking lot at the north end of Canadice Lake off Purcell Hill Road in Springwater.   Karen N. 447-7006   #6071
May 20/Saturday 10 a.m.  Strenuous/hilly 8-10 mile loop.  Hi Tor Wildlife Management Area. Meet at the parking lot on Shay Road off Route 245. 
Dominic R. 330-1205   #6072
May 21/Sunday 7 a.m.  Moderate/strenuous 7-8 mile hike. Niagara Gorge - Devil's Hole. Meet at LeRoy Park and Ride at exit 1 on I-490.  Carpool $6.  Clay J. 750-6796   #6073
May 21/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate 4-5 mile hike. Ellison Park Loop. Meet in main lot at park entrance.  Dick R. 544-3387   #6074
May 27/Saturday 9 a.m.  Easy 5 mile hike. MaryFrances Bluebird Haven & Monkey Run Trails. Meet at MaryFrances Bluebird Haven, 235 Co Rd 9, Victor. 
Dave W. 752-8313   #6075
May 28/Sunday 10 a.m.  Moderate ~8 mile hike. Mendon Ponds Park - Southern Perimeter. Meet at the Nature Center parking lot off Pond Road in Mendon Ponds Park.  Derek P. 475-0923   #6076
May 28/Sunday 2 p.m.  Moderate 3-4 mile hike. Highland Park. Park along Robinson Drive near the corner of South Ave. (Next to Highland Bowl).  John C. 254-4047.   #6077
May 29/Monday 10 a.m.  Moderate 3.25 or 7 mile hike. Ontario Beach Park to the Secret Sidewalk and to Turning Point Park. Meet at Ontario Beach Park parking lot.  Al S. 831-7454   #6078
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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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