~ 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.
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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.