Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial State Recreation Area


Location:           South of Honeoye Lake, Ontario County
Directions:        From Route 390, head east on Route 20A through Livonia. Continue east past Route 15A. Turn south on Canadice Hill Road. Pass Ross Road. Canadice Hill Road will turn to gravel. Turn left at the sign Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial Recreation Area. The parking area is on the left near the park entrance.
Length:              16 miles of trails
Difficulty:           Novice, Intermediate, Advanced
Terrain:              Varied
Trail Markings: Numbered signs at trail junctions
Uses:                  Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking,
Amenities:          Shelter,  Restrooms, Groomed trails
Admission:          Free
Dogs:                  OK on leash
Hours:                 Dawn to dusk
Contact:              NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Stony Brook State Park, 10820 Route 36 South, Dansville, NY 14437  (716) 335-8111

For Snow Conditions Call: None

Taking a break at Harriet Hollister

High in the hills, between Canadice Lake and Honeoye Lake, this woodland area is treasured by winter enthusiasts because it often has snow when the surrounding area doesn't. The trails in this park are constructed, maintained, and groomed in winter by volunteers from the NYS Section 5 Ski League. Throughout winter you're likely to run into school ski teams practicing or racing on these trails. It's a popular area for all levels.

In summer you can drive the 1.5 miles into the shelter area. In winter this unplowed road becomes part of the ski network. It affords a view of Honeoye Lake in the valley to the north.

            Trail                               Distance                Difficulty Level

         Overlook Trail                     1.5 miles                    Novice
         Big Oak/Bear Cub Trails      1.9 mile loop             Intermediate
         Raccoon Run                        0.6 miles                   Novice
         Fox Run                               0.6 miles                   Advanced
         Sidewinder Trail                   1.5 miles                   Advanced
         Blue Spruce Way                 1.5 miles                   Advanced
         Deer Run                             0.5 miles                   Advanced