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Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area

Harriet Gets a New Kiosk

posted Jul 13, 2014, 12:06 PM by Tom Adler   [ updated Jul 13, 2014, 12:07 PM ]

New Kiosk

Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area

posted Sep 15, 2010, 7:26 AM by Tom Adler   [ updated Feb 21, 2014, 1:32 PM ]

6666 Canadice Hill Rd. Sign at the entrance to the Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial Recreation Area in the Finger Lakes, New York.

(County Route 37)

Springwater, NY 14560

Open year round, this 740-acre site offers a variety of recreational opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, birding, photography, and picnicking. A pavilion is available for group activities. There are no camping facilities, nor is there any water on the property.


The Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial Recreation Area's pavilion and picnic area is near the top of a knoll surrounded by woods.


Canadice Hill is about 2,000 ft./609 m. in elevation. There is an overlook in the recreation area that provides a panoramic view of the Honeoye Lake and the surrounding area. The hill's high elevation means that it gets more snow than the Honeoye Lake basin and, consequently, attracts many people, especially from the City of Rochester, who cross-country ski and snowshoe. The Rochester XC Ski Foundation grooms more than 6 mi./10 km. of trails in the recreation area and holds events for skiers of various levels.


Trail Conditions: (click) Rochester XC Ski Foundation


Hiking trail map

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Kent Hughes   [ updated Oct 22, 2010, 7:09 AM by Tom Adler ]

Cummings Nature Center

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:34 PM by Kent Hughes   [ updated Oct 29, 2010, 7:56 PM by Tom Adler ]

6472 Gulick Road
Naples, NY 14512

The Cumming Nature Center is a 900-acre environmental education center located seven miles north of Naples and seven miles south of Honeoye, New York, in the Bristol Hills.Ski rentals available.  15 miles of trails.  Groomed.  Skating not permitted.  Warming hut  and toilets on premises.

Mendon Ponds

posted Oct 12, 2009, 4:33 PM by Kent Hughes   [ updated Sep 30, 2010, 8:31 PM by Tom Adler ]

Mendon Ponds Park is located at 95 Douglas Road, Honeoye Falls, NY 14472 and contains 2,500 acres of woodlands, ponds, wetlands. In 1969, it was named to the National Registry of Natural Landmarks due to its
geologic history. Many trails are groomed throughout the winter, which accommodate the more than 20 miles of marked cross country skiing and snowshoeing trails.  See map for locations of trails, restrooms, and other Park Info.

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