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Well, it’s the most wonderfully busy time of the year, and I won’t get to visit Canadice, our Lake of the Month, in December!  So instead, I am whetting my appetite for an adventure in 2019.

As many locals know, Canadice and Hemlock are the only Finger Lakes with undeveloped shorelines.  These lakes serve as the primary source of drinking water for the City of Rochester.  Thus the policy to prevent development of the shoreline is to safeguard the water.  A side benefit is that nature lovers get a chance to see what this region must have looked like a few hundred years ago – perhaps like stepping into a time machine!

The Nature Conservancy (Central and Western New York Chapter) has created a trail to make this happen.  Rob’s Trail was built in memory of former board chair Rob van der Stricht, who passed away in 2006.  He has been described as “an avid birder, canoeist, and fisherman who carried a broad smile and a pair of binoculars everywhere he went” (https://www.nature.o...

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