Quinn Oak Openings (aka Rush Oak Openings) Unique Area Hike

~ 4.5 mile hike. Mostly flat.
Moderate because of uneven terrain and some primitive trails.

Rush Oak Openings contains a globally rare plant community commonly referred to as an "oak opening" or "oak savannah." This site in Rush is the only known intact oak opening remaining in New York State. Oak openings were very common in the Midwest (where the prairie met eastern forests) prior to European settlement. Rush Oak Openings is the easternmost remaining oak opening.

For more information go to:

http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/newyork/placesweprotect/centralwesternnewyork/wherewework/central-rush-oak-openings-preserves.xml

or the section on Rush Oak Openings in:

http://townofrush.com/about-rush/area-attractions

Because of vary limited parking at Quinn Oak Openings we are going to meet at the I-390, Exit 11, Park & Ride to carpool the 3.5 miles to the hike.

Directions from  the Park and Ride for carpool drivers: From the light at the intersection of Rush-Scottsville Road, Route 251 with Route 15, follow  Route 15 south for 2.9 miles. Turn left on Honeoye Falls-Five Points Road and drive 0.9 miles. There is not enough room in the parking lot so park along Honeoye Falls-Five Points Road. Park anywhere it is safe and level on the south side of the road. If you park on the north side, stay west of the private driveway.

Proper footwear recommended.

For any questions or for more information contact the hike leader Keith H. at[masked].

A reminder: pets are not allowed on the hikes.

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  • Nancy s.

    Thanks Keith - Brian and I really enjoyed the hike. It was challenging because of the varied terrain in/out of the woods. And it was beautiful. All of our nature viewing stops was an added extra. Glad we didn't let the rain threat stop us.

    June 4, 2013

  • Michelle

    Great hike today! No ticks!
    FYI RE: the captive MONSTER bug is a "dorcus parallelus" (aka garden variety stag beetle!). I am happy to report that "dp" has been returned to a familiar and suitable habitat and appears to be thriving.

    June 2, 2013

    • Nancy s.

      Michelle - If it gets any bigger, it can join us on our next hike :-}

      June 4, 2013

  • Agnieszka

    Derek, thanks for excellent sweeping and leading us back to the group! Also, thanks for the ride :)

    June 3, 2013

  • Derek

    Thanks Keith for leading your first hike for the club and for picking such an interesting location and somewhere we have not hiked before.

    June 3, 2013

  • Agnieszka

    Great hike, interesting, unique specimens :), wonderful day for exploring this area.
    Keith , thanks for a good pace, interesting commentaries and leading us safely far from the rifles.

    June 2, 2013

  • Dave

    Your first hike was a hit, Keith! A nice area, and you chose a great route. I especially liked the wildlife including the Stag Beetle, dizzying field mouse, gummy salamander, and the prancing deer. I'm only sorry I wasn't quick enough to see the slithering snake. :-( Another highlight for me was seeing Pat in heaven due to our stop at Colby's. :-) Thanks for sweeping, Derek!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Ryan B.

    Hike was unique as advertised...thanks Keith, and to Nancy/Brian for driving me to/from the trailhead!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Patrick D.

    Oh yeah, and thanks for introducing me to Colby's tasty treats.

    June 2, 2013

  • Thomas M.

    A great hike on a trail not taken before. Turned out to be a beautiful day for a hike.

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Patrick D.

    Great job Keith, nice hike!

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • Susan

    Sorry, I turned back when I hit the downpouring rain

    June 2, 2013

  • JEFF

    TOO SOGGY FOR HIKING TODAY.

    June 2, 2013

  • Helen H.

    Change of plans due to.listing my home for.sale. I am really disappointed as I was looking forward to this hike. Hope to join you all real soon.

    June 2, 2013

  • Keith H

    I scouted the area this week and can report that mother nature has been busy. There will be some tall grass. If you wear shorts, consider high socks. You might also want insect repellent. Hike time should be about 2 hours.
    Some additional parking is now possible on the north side of H-F 5 Points Rd in the section east of the private drive (see photo). Don't park on the curve or where you see orange cones and don't block any driveways.

    1 · May 31, 2013

    • Agnieszka

      Are you going to lead this hike, Keith?

      May 31, 2013

    • Agnieszka

      I am looking forward to it! :)

      May 31, 2013

  • Anita F. S. E.

    Doing Canoe-O w/ROC @ same time.

    May 31, 2013

  • Linda

    I'll meet you there. Coming in from the south.

    May 30, 2013

  • Rich

    quick question we meet at park n ride at 1:00 PM ?

    May 29, 2013

    • Derek

      Yes, at the meeting place at 1 pm.

      May 30, 2013

  • Dean

    Forgot I'm working the Tour de Cure.

    May 29, 2013

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