Hemlock Lake

Hemlock Lake: One of New York’s 11 Finger Lakes

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.

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Hemlock Lake little library
Hemlock Lake bench
Hemlock Lake Park
Hemlock Lake Park

Exploring

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.

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Robs Trail Nature Conservancy
Robs Trail walking sticks

Walking Trails

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.

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