Guided Hike and Picnic at Wesley Hill Nature Preserve

TIME

10:30 AM

LOCATION

Wesley Hill Nature Preserve—town of Richmond

REGISTRATION

Registration is required. Please email info@fllt.org to register.

DESCRIPTION

Executive Director Andy Zepp will lead participants on a 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 one hour and will be followed by an informal barbecue. The Land Trust will bring burgers, veggie burgers, and beverages. Attendees are encouraged to bring a side dish or salad to share.

DIRECTION

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.

POLICIES

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.

If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask at all times.

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