What we're about

The Genesee Valley Hiking Group (GVHG) is the online avatar of the Genesee Valley Hiking Club (GVHC), which for over 90 years has offered hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, canoeing and camping outings in Western New York. These activities range from easy to strenuous, providing opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels to enjoy the outdoors during all seasons.

Our members are of various backgrounds, but all are nature lovers who prefer outdoor activities. We care about and enjoy "the wild" in sunshine, rain, or snow.

Activities include Saturday and Sunday hikes within easy commute from Rochester, NY. Periodic kayak and canoe rides take us down Black Creek, into Irondequoit Bay, or along the shores of Lakes Ontario.

There are stops for coffee or ice cream after most hikes.

HIKES

Participation:

. Hikes are free to all participants.

. Members of GVHG, GVHC, guests and members of the public are all welcome to take part.

. Children under sixteen are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult.

. No pets are allowed on the outings.

. Regardless of how often you plan to hike you are welcome to join our club.

. All participants must abide by the hike rules (see below)

Meeting Place and Time:

Hike leaders select the meeting place to coordinate with their specific hike. The hike times and meeting locations change with each hike - check the schedule. The start time in the schedule is the hike start time - please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start time.

Hike Rules:

. All participants must abide by the hike rules.

. The hike leader is in charge of the hike and will make all decisions concerning the route, rest stops, duration, etc.

. The co-leader or sweep is responsible for bringing up the rear and insuring that hikes do not get too spread out, and that hikers do not get separated from the main group.

. Each participant must sign their own name on the Sign-In/Trip Leader's Report.

. Hikers should pay the car pool fee recommended in the hike description, if the fee is applicable.

. Hikers experiencing any difficulty have the responsibility to inform the hike leader. Difficulties may include, but are not limited to, medical problems, lack of water, overheating or fatigue.

. Do not leave the hike without the permission of the hike leader. For your safety do not leave the hike alone - no fewer than two hikers should go together.

. All people must be accounted for at the end of the hike.

. No pets

. No radios

. No smoking

Hike Recommendations:

. Once a hike has started it will usually continue in spite of the weather - be prepared for changes in the weather and for extreme conditions.

. Wear appropriate shoes and boots and layered clothing.

. Bring water, and food for longer hikes.

. Employ the motto "Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints".

. Enjoy the hike and companionship of the other hikers.

If you have any questions or problems during a hike, consult the hike leader.

PLEASE RESPOND TO THE RSVP FOR EVERY HIKE WHETHER YOUR RESPONSE IS YES or NO - ALL REPLIES GIVE US VALUABLE INFORMATION ON HOW MANY PEOPLE MAY SHOW FOR THE HIKE.

Upcoming events (4+)

Durand-Eastman Park, West Side Hike.

Needs a location

Saturday July 2, 9.30 a.m.

Please keep your replies up to date and limited to what you are able to attend.
If you are unable to attend an event and don’t change your hike response, it costs other hikers the opportunity to be on the hike.
Signing up for multiple hikes held at the same time produces the same result.
Thanks for your cooperation.

TO GO ON THIS HIKE YOU MUST BE ONE OF THE 50 PEOPLE LISTED.

Because of the present Covid conditions, facemasks are optional.

Saturday July 2, 9.30 a.m.
Moderate ~5 mile hike.
Park and meet in the Golf Course overflow parking lot, on King's Highway opposite the golf course. (Click on "map" above for location and directions).
Hike north to south and back. Mostly on Park pink trail. Insect repellent and sunscreen recommended. Optional lunch afterwards.
For any questions or for more information contact the hike leader Ann B. at[masked]..

For a map of Durand Eastman Park and the local streets go to:
http://www2.monroecounty.gov/files/parks/Maps/DurandEastman.pdf

A reminder: pets are not allowed on the regular hikes.

Hike #7119.

This is a Genesee Valley Hiking Club event. Genesee Valley Hiking Club (GVHC) events are free, but we do ask that you consider becoming a member for merely $10 a year. Membership dues help support administrative costs, the costs of the meetup site and rental of a lodge or other facility for a picnic or winter event. Please see, https://www.gvhchikes.org/JoinUs.html
or for mail in.
https://www.gvhchikes.org/GVHC%20Membership%20Form%20Rev%2011-7-2021.

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FingerLakes Cannabis to around Ganondagan and Back Hike.

Needs a location

Saturday July 2, 2 p.m.

Please keep your replies up to date and limited to what you are able to attend.
You can remove yourself from being listed as GOING by clicking on EDIT RSVP and change it to NOT GOING.
If you are unable to attend an event and don’t change your hike response, it costs other hikers the opportunity to be on the hike.
Signing up for multiple hikes held at the same time produces the same result.
Thanks for your cooperation.

TO GO ON THIS HIKE YOU MUST BE ONE OF THE 50 PEOPLE LISTED.

Because of the present Covid conditions, facemasks are optional.

Saturday July 2, 2 p.m.
Strenuous, hilly 5-7 mile hike.
Meet in the gravel parking lot past what used to be Finn's Restaurant 14 Railroad Road, Victor.(See map).
FingerLakes Cannibis will not be open yet nor giving out free samples, however, after the hike we could go to Twin Elders Brewery which is next to the parking area.
For any questions or for more information contact the hike leader Chauncy Y. [masked].

For a map of the trails in Victor go to:
https://victorhikingtrails.org/map/
and for a map of the trails in Ganondagan go to:
https://parks.ny.gov/documents/historic-sites/GanondaganTrailMap.pdf

A reminder: pets are not allowed on the hikes.

GVHC Hike #7120.

This is a Genesee Valley Hiking Club event. Genesee Valley Hiking Club (GVHC) events are free, but we do ask that you consider becoming a member for merely $10 a year. Membership dues help support administrative costs, the costs of the meetup site and rental of a lodge or other facility for a picnic or winter event. Please see, https://www.gvhchikes.org/JoinUs.html
or for mail in.
https://www.gvhchikes.org/GVHC%20Membership%20Form%20Rev%2011-7-2021.

Lucien Morin Park Hike.

Needs a location

Sunday July 3, 9.30 a.m.

Please keep your replies up to date and limited to what you are able to attend.
If you are unable to attend an event and don’t change your hike response, it costs other hikers the opportunity to be on the hike.
Signing up for multiple hikes held at the same time produces the same result.
Thanks for your cooperation.

TO GO ON THIS HIKE YOU MUST BE ONE OF THE 50 PEOPLE LISTED.

Because of the present Covid conditions, facemasks are optional.

Sunday July 3, 9.30 a.m. Strenuous 5-6 mile hike.
Meet in the parking lot on Empire Boulevard at the bottom of Irondequoit Bay next to MacGregors. (Click on "map" for location and directions).
For any questions or for more information contact the hike leader Paul K. [masked].
For a map of the park go to:
https://www.monroecounty.gov/files/parks/Maps/LucienMorenmAP.pdf

A reminder: pets are not allowed on the hikes.

Hike #7121.

Oatka Creek Park Hike.

Needs a location

Sunday July 3, 10 a.m.

Please keep your replies up to date and limited to what you are able to attend.
You can remove yourself from being listed as GOING by clicking on EDIT RSVP and change it to NOT GOING.
If you are unable to attend an event and don’t change your hike response, it costs other hikers the opportunity to be on the hike.
Signing up for multiple hikes held at the same time produces the same result.
Thanks for your cooperation.

TO GO ON THIS HIKE YOU MUST BE ONE OF THE 50 PEOPLE LISTED.

Because of the present Covid conditions, facemasks are optional.

Sunday July 3, 10 a.m.
Moderate 5-6 mile hike. Meet at main parking lot, 9797 Union St., at the end of Quaker Rd. (Click on ma" for location and directions.)

For any questions or for more information contact the hike leader Al S. [masked].

For the county map of the park and local streets go to:
https://www.monroecounty.gov/files/parks/OaktaCreekPark%20%28only%20need%20page%202%20of%20this%29.pdf

A reminder: pets are not allowed on the hikes

GVHC Hike #7122.

This is a Genesee Valley Hiking Club hike. Genesee Valley Hiking Club (GVHC) hikes are free, but we do ask that you consider becoming a member for merely $10 a year. Membership dues help support administrative costs, the costs of the meetup site and rental of a lodge or other facility for a picnic or winter event. Please see, https://www.gvhchikes.org/JoinUs.html
or for mail in.
https://www.gvhchikes.org/GVHC%20Membership%20Form%20Rev%2011-7-2021.

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Brighton Brickyard Trail and Buckland Park Hike.

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