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Pancake Breakfast and Hike on the Ontario Pathways

  • 19 Mar 2016
  • 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Farmington and Phelps, NY


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Please join us at 10:30 am for a Pancake breakfast event at Stoney Ridge Farms in Farmington. The pancake breakfast menu is all you can eat pancakes, maple sausage (made with their own maple syrup), and fresh maple syrup. Cost is a donation.

Afterwards we’ll check out the sugar house or maybe see some of the cooking demos. At around noon we’ll depart Stoney Ridge for the drive (about 11 miles) to Phelps and the trail head for our hike.  So maybe for those interested in the hike around 12:30 at the trail parking area. Let’s keep in touch by phone!

This section of the Ontario Pathways trail is 3.4 miles out and back, though we could turn around sooner. The trail is fairly wide (~6 ft) and is good for all skill levels. We’ll be walking parallel to Flint Creek, a tributary to the Canandaigua Lake Outlet, and pass by 2 waterfalls on our way. The first waterfall drops in 2 distinct cascading segments totaling no more than 10 ft in height over a distance of 30 ft. The second waterfall has two segments over a distance of 10 ft, totaling no more than 3 ft in height. The flow is variable, but rarely dry. Approximate time to see both falls and walk back is 40 minutes to an hour, though we may continue further before turning around.

Bring: Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear hiking boot or good walking/trail shoes for the trail. It might be muddy, especially if there is more rain or melting snow  (we'll update you before the event). Optional: hiking poles, water

Meet at the Wedding tent for the pancake breakfast

This free event is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are invited to join us on two events to see what you think. The third time's a charm - we'll ask you to join Women Outdoors at that point. You can join now by clicking on Join Us.

Address/Directions to the Sugar House for Breakfast: Stoney Ridge Farms, 625 County Road 28, Palmyra, NY 14522 (Note: they are located in the town of Farmington, but the PO address is Palmyra.)

From the South: From Route 332 in Canandaigua, turn right on County Road 28. Go 7.6 miles. Stoney Ridge Farms is 1 mile past thruway overpass on right. Turn right on Rushmore Road and park.

From the East: From Thruway Exit in Manchester, take Route 21S in Manchester to Rt. 96N. Go 3 miles, turn right on County Road 28, go 2 miles to Stoney Ridge Farms, turn right onto Rushmore Road and park.

From the West: From 490E, take last exit to Rt. 96S in Victor. Follow Rt. 96S, 8 miles to County Road 28, turn left. Go 2 miles to Stoney Ridge Farms on right. Turn right on Rushmore Road and park.

From the North: From Fairport and Palmyra take Rt. 31. Turn on to County Road 28(Macedon Rd.) Follow to Rushmore Road, turn left and park. 

Directions to the Trail Head in Phelps

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GPS coordinates to the Parking area/Trailhead: (N 42.96173 / W 77.09126) 

Alternatively, the Phelps Veterinary Hospital is just East of the trail head, and across the street: 1990 New York 96, Phelps, NY 14532


If you’d like to just join us for the hike, you can also use these directions: 

From Syracuse and points east: Take I-90 to Exit 42 and head south on Rt-14 for about a half mile. Turn right (west) onto Rt-96 and follow it through the village of Phelps. Past the village will be Phelps Junction Rd on your right and then Phelps Veterinary Hospital on your left. Immediately after the Hospital is the parking area. Look for the sign “Ontario Pathways.”

From Rochester and points west: Take I-90 to Exit 43 and head south on Rt-21. Immediately turn left (east) onto Rt-96 and follow it for 7 miles. After the junction with Rt-488 (on your right) will be the parking area. Look for the sign “Ontario Pathways.”

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