Conesus Inlet Trail

Conesus Inlet Trail near Conesus, NY


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3 miles
1 hour
easy
Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Hiking
Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
Conesus, NY
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Walk a raised trail through the wetland where Conesus Inlet feeds into Conesus Lake. Once a woods, the Conesus Inlet Pond is now inhabited by waterlogged snags. It's home to a heron rookery, and favored by great blue herons, Canada geese, pheasants, ruffed grouse and many other birds.

Hike here in April and June to get a close-up view of northern pike spawning near the small dam at the northern end of Conesus Inlet Pond. Then follow the trail south for a 2-mile out and back easy walk. Finally drive south to Guiltner Road and take another 1-mile loop hike on a raised dike along a smaller pond filled with dead trees. Be sure to bring your binoculars.

A map and details for these trails can be found in the guidebook "Take A Hike - Family Walks in New York's Finger Lakes Region" available through EMS.

Directions:

The main parking area for Conesus Inlet Trail is on Slinker Hill Road, just east of Route 256 at the south end of Conesus Lake.


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