Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial State Recreation Area

EASY 12 reviews

Harriet Hollister Spencer Memorial State Recreation Area is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Naples, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is best used from December until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

hiking
22 days ago

Nice little, extremely easy trail. We went when ice and snow dominated the surface. The view of Honeoye Lake is a nice payoff.

hiking
8 months ago

The drive to the park was more interesting than the hike. I would suggest going there in the summer to see if my current rating will improve.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

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
Thursday, June 02, 2016

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

hiking
Saturday, October 03, 2015

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.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Sunday, June 30, 2013