Archive for the ‘Biking’ Category

Lakeview Wildlife Management Area Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Lake View Natural Beach

Lake View Natural Beach

Lakeview Wildlife Management Area
Fee: Southwick Beach State Park Entry Fee
Pets: Yes

Parking Area:
N43 45.889 W76 12.882 (Southwick State Park)

Trail Maps:
DEC Map – Lakeview Wildlife Area
Southwick Beach Trail Map

Fishing:  Lakeview Marsh Wildlife Management Area Ponds

Trail: Lakeview Natural Beach Trail
Distance: 6.5 miles (round trip) / Difficulty: Easy
GPS: N43 45.889 W76 12.882

Trail: Southwick Big Beach Trail
Distance: 0.7 miles (round trip)/ Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Southwick Big Dead Maple Tree Trail
Distance: 0.2 miles (round trip)/ Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Southwick Unnamed Trail
Distance: 1.2 miles (round trip)/ Difficulty: Easy

05/22/2010 (AdvGirl) – This was my initial visit to Southwick Beach, although my wife had been there several times.  Let me tell you, there is a lot of beach here.  Due to the time (and the heat) we opted for the Lakeview Beach trail.  After you move away from the State Park, there is so much beach and not a soul in sight.  The entire walk was on the sand with little to no elevation.  There are two wooden decks — one going to Lakeview Pond and the other, a lookout onto Floodwood Pond — to check out along the way.  As there were a few additional short trails in the area (and a fishing spot I want to try just minutes away from the park) a return trip for additional details will be forthcoming.

Lake Ontario From Lakeview Pond

Lake Ontario From Lakeview Pond

Boardwalk Between Floodwood Pond & Lake View Natural Beach

Boardwalk Between Floodwood Pond & Lake View Natural Beach

Natural Beach - Floodwood Pond Return Point

Natural Beach - Floodwood Pond Return Point

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Seth Green Trail Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Genesee River - Seth Green Trail

Genesee River - Seth Green Trail

Seth Green Trail
Fee: Free / Pets: Yes

Parking Area:
N43 11.241 W77 37.389 (Seth Green Drive)

Trail Map: Take a Hike!’s Trailmap
Fishing:  Genesee River

Trail: Official Trail
Distance: 0.9 miles (round trip) / Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Trail: Gorge Loop Trail
Distance: 1.4 miles (round trip)/ Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

04/16/2010 (Kevin) – I talk a little bit about the Gorge Loop Trail in my entry for Genesee River and on my blog entry got Trout?

Seth Green Trail - From Parking Lot

Seth Green Trail - From Parking Lot

Genesee River - Seth Green Trail

Genesee River - Seth Green Trail

Seth Green Trail - Lower Falls

Seth Green Trail - Lower Falls

Ellison County Park Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Ellison County Park

Ellison County Park
Fee: Free / Pets: Yes

Parking Areas:
N43 09.160 W77 31.648 (Park Road)

Trail Map: Monroe County – Ellison Park
Fishing:  Irondequoit Creek

Trail: Coyote Den
Distance: 1.1 miles / Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Trail: Overlook
Distance: 0.6 miles / Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult

Trail: Mill Race
Distance: 0.4 miles / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Indian Landing
Distance: 1.5 miles / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Bridle
Distance: 0.9 miles / Difficulty: Easy

Trail: Butler’s Gap
Distance: 0.7 miles / Difficulty: Moderate

Description: “At 447 acres, Ellison Park has the beauty of natural woodlands combined with steep slopes and the level flood plain of the Irondequoit Creek. Ellison has baseball diamonds and playgrounds equipment. Tennis courts are located in the park off Blossom Road. There are two designated sledding hills located in Ellison Park. A Canoe Launch located by the Circle Shelter allows you to canoe in Irondequoit Creek, fishing is allowed. Ellison Park has many trails, their locations are shown on the trail map. Fort Schuyler is another attraction that the park offers; this replica of the original Fort is a great attraction for the whole family.

This park has four enclosed lodges and six open-air shelters including the newly renovated Pavilion Lodge!” — Monroe County Parks Web Site

Ellison County Park

Ellison County Park

Ellison County Park

Ellison County Park

Ellison County Park

Ellison County Park