Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area is a New York State Park located in the hills six miles south of Honeoye Lake, and affords one of the most beautiful scenic views in the Finger Lakes region. I would argue that Harriet Hollister and The Jump Off at Ontario County Park are the two most beautiful, must-visit places in Autumn when the trees are in their peak of change.
One thing to keep in mind: the road is pretty rocky and pitted in places. It is a beautiful, yet very bumpy, drive, and oh so worth it! There are 16 miles of hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing trails, including the Overlook Trail.
More Information About Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area
- Cost: Free
- Located in Springwater, roughly 55 minutes / 40 miles from Rochester (get directions)
- More information: nysparks.com
Venture into one of these New York State Parks within a 2-hour drive of Rochester and discover what makes them each unique!
What is your favorite time of year to visit Harriet Hollister?
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