Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial State Recreation Area

EASY 4 reviews

Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial State Recreation Area is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Naples, NY and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible from December until February.

2.6 miles 299 feet Loop

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

5 months ago

beautiful. next time I'll park at the end of the gaurd rail so I don't have to sit on the ground since I'm to short to step over.

hiking
6 months ago

easy trail with a pretty view. would be great for snow shoeing

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

This is a beautiful place, but the "point to point" description isn't totally accurate and the AllTrails map is useless. In fact, it's a network of many smaller trails, not all of which are well marked. Some trails are groomed in winter and marked with requests for skiers to stay on one side and hikers or snowshoe users on the other (which is a good idea). Others are apparently maintained by a snowmobile club (see photo). It's a good place for no-snow hiking, but if your goal is to do some serious mileage, you'll need to stitch together a bunch of smaller trails. Real maps are here:
http://nysparks.com/parks/164/maps.aspx
Definitely bring a compass or GPS. The "comfort station" is really a brick outhouse with no running water. One of the two "rooms" had no toilet paper. Bring supplies. This place is worth the trip, as long as you don't panic when trails aren't marked like a nature walk at a children's day camp.