Hemlock Lake is the most undeveloped and pristine of the Finger Lakes, and just 45 minutes from Rochester.
As a source of drinking water for the City, the DEC protects the lake and it’s tributaries, making this forever-wild, tranquil landscape the perfect place to unwind.
Enjoy a drive around the entire lake in 30 minutes. Relax at Hemlock Lake Park on the north shore, where you’ll also find a boat launch for both mechanical and non-mechanical vessels.
There are a few hiking trails around the lake, including one that starts on East Lake Road. Drive down 3 minutes and the road ends at a gate with a parking lot. You can walk the haul road along the lake shore. This is part of the Hemlock-Canadice State Forest.
Access Rob’s Trail from a parking lot on NY-15A. This trail connects Hemlock and Canadice Lake.
More Information about Hemlock Lake
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Venture into one of these New York State Parks within a 2-hour drive of Rochester and discover what makes them each unique!
Water trails are either formally marked routes along a navigable waterway, or simply any waterway suitable for kayaks and small motorized watercraft.
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