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Harriet Hollister Spencer State Recreation Area

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6775 Canadice Hill Road
Springwater, NY 14560
Latitude 42.694424
Longitude -77.525795

Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park is operated by Stony Brook State Park:
Stony Brook State Park (mailing address)
10820 Route 36 South
Dansville, NY 14437
(585) 335 - 8111

*Please direct any inquiries or mailings regarding Harriet Hollister Spencer to Stony Brook State Park.

Harriet Hollister Spencer State Park is located just South of Honeoye Lake in Canadice, NY. The main park and parking lot is located on Canadice Hill Road where you can find 22.83 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and a snowmobile route. With an elevation greater than 2,000 feet, the dense woodland receives far more reliable snow cover than elsewhere in the region, making it a prime destination for winter activities. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Overlook Road leading into the park from the parking lot, passes by a spectacular view of the length of Honeoye Lake. On a clear day, visitors can see the city or Rochester and Lake Ontario to the North. Please note, Overlook Rd is a seasonal road only available from May 1 through Late October. There is a small picnic area with tables and benches located in the main park. Waterless toilets are available, but there is no electric or running water at the site.

Hunting (large game) is permitted in designated areas during designated seasons, see Hunting for more information.

Organized events require approval and a Special Use permit. Please contact Stony Brook State Park for more information and to schedule an event.

Pet Policy: A maximum of two pets are allowed in day use areas unless prohibited by sign or directive. Pets are to be supervised at all times and either be crated or on a leash not more than 6-feet in length. Proof of rabies inoculation shall be produced if requested by staff. Pets are not permitted in playgrounds, buildings, golf courses, boardwalks, pools and spray-grounds or guarded beaches (this does not apply to service animals).

Hours of Operation

  • Open sunrise to sunset, year round.

    Overlook Rd (main park rd) is a seasonal road. The gate is open from May 1 - Late October, depending on weather conditions.

  • No small game hunting or late season deer hunting permitted.

Hunting is permitted, but ONLY in the main park on CANADICE HILL RD, and on the property off of WETMORE RD. There shall be NO hunting on the property off of REYNOLDS GULL RD.

Harriet Hollister Hunting Map

Bowhunting & Crossbow (No late seasons)
Regular - Gun / Muzzleloader (No Muzzleloader season)
*Please reference the NYS DEC Hunting and Trapping Guide for current dates and rules.


Permits: Hunters must carry a NYSOPRHP Self-Issue Hunting Permit on them at all times.
Harriet Hollister Hunting Permit

Tree Stands: Stands may be erected FOLLOWING LABOR DAY and must be removed BY DECEMBER 31st. Temporary tree stands are permissible. Tree stands cannot be attached by screws, nails, or other devices that will damage trees or other vegetation. All stands must have the owner's name, address, and phone number.

Safety zones and restricted areas are posted to ensure the safety of other park patrons and regional personnel. Signs will be posted at all parks during hunting season to notify patrons of this activity. Handguns will not be permitted in any of the parks. No trapping is allowed.

For more information contact Stony Brook State Park at (585) 335 - 8111)

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Amenities Information

  • Amenities
  • Biking
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing/X-Country Skiing