Rob's trail was once a hardwood forest that was converted to cropland, and succession is now reverting it back to a northern hardwood forest. A 1.75-mile loop trail offers views of steep valleys and characteristic ridgelines. This parcel is located between Hemlock and Canadice lakes, the only Finger Lakes with (currently) undeveloped shorelines due to the City of Rochester acquiring lakeshore properties starting in the 1890s. Existing cottages were demolished and further development prohibited in order to safeguard its primary source of drinking water.
The first part of this loop trail goes uphill - not mountain climbing, but if you spend a lot of time at a desk during the week you might find yourself breathing a little hard as we work our way to the top. Don't fear, I'm a slow hiker and we'll take the time needed for the slowest hiker. The hike should take 1.5 to 2 hours.
Approximate Travel Times
Ithaca - 1.75 hrs
Auburn - 1.25 hrs
Victor - 35 min
This free event is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are invited to join us on two events to see what you think. The third time's a charm - we'll ask you to join Women Outdoors at that point. You can join now by clicking on Join Us.
RSVP for directions and additional details on what to bring. If you wish to car pool, please let me know.