In celebration of its 30th anniversary, the Land Trust is hosting 10 hikes led by knowledgeable staff covering a total of 30 miles. Join us for one event, or attend all and hike 30 miles for 30 years! You can also complete the hike series on your own. Hikers who complete the 30 miles will receive a special gift from the Land Trust. Download a trail map here. (PDF)
This hike will leave promptly at 10 AM from the parking area.
Wesley Hill Nature Preserve—town of Richmond
No registration required.
Executive Director Andy Zepp will lead participants on a 3.8-mile hike through the 390-acre Wesley Hill Nature Preserve, home to the immense Briggs Gully, one of the largest gorges in our region. Diverse stands of mature forest—including about 10 acres of old-growth—a wide array of wildflowers, and sweeping views of the hills surrounding Honeoye Lake’s southern end make this preserve truly special. Andy will discuss the history of the preserve and the Land Trust’s role in acquiring it, as well as its flora and fauna. The hike will last approximately 1.5 hours and will be followed by an informal barbecue and celebration of Wesley Hill’s 20th anniversary beginning at 11:45 a.m. The Land Trust will bring burgers, veggie burgers and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to bring a side dish or salad to share.
Meet at the Wesley Road entrance! From Honeoye, take Rt. 20A east to East Lake Road. Follow East Lake Rd. south for a short distance and then turn left on County Rd. 33. Continue a short distance and turn right on Pinewood Hill Rd. Follow Pinewood Hill, then Gulick Road south for approx. 2.5 miles. Turn right on Wesley Road and follow approx. 1 mile to the parking area on the right.
Except in the case of extreme weather, walks go rain or shine. Please check our Facebook page or this web page for updates.
Please refrain from bringing dogs as they may impede the observation of wildlife.