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Honeoye Lake-Naples Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE


25   in New York New York38 Miles

By On-The-Road-Again
on October 16, 2011

4.0out of 5

2 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

After you find your way to Honeoye, New York (14471), I head south on West Lake Rd. (CR-36). 15 miles down the road you will arrive in Naples, New York. Turn Left onto Rt. 21 travel north through Naples. Turn left onto Bristol Springs Rd. (CR-12) and head straight up the hill leaving Rt. 21 below. This route travels along the hill tops above Canandaigua Lake. Be sure to stop at the scenic overlook.
Continue north on Bristol Springs Rd. to the end and turn left onto Bristol Valley Rd.(Rt. 64). Continue north past Bristol Valley Ski resort. There is a biker bar on the left that serves the best Buffalo Wings outside of Buffalo.
Continue north to CR-32 and turn left. Traverse the hill to come down onto Egypt Valley Rd. Swing to the right and continue north until you arrive back at Honeoye Lake. Turn right onto East Lake Rd. traveling north to Rt. 20A to complete the loop.

Scenery

The terrain is typical of the Finger Lakes region. Rolling hills, long valleys running down between hill top that often sport hang gliders, hikers, and para-sailing. I discovered the valley CR-36 runs through by accident and it has become one of my favorite rides. I has to slow down to drink in all the scenery. More than once I came around the bend to see the whole valley open up before me and them disappear as I dipped down deeper into the surrounding hills. The Fall is especially beautiful with the foliage blazing reds and oranges.

Coming north out of Naples, the air is filled with the aroma of grapes from all the winery fields.

When you turn north on Rt. 65, you will quickly come upon the entrance to the Ontario County Park. If you loop through the park there is an excellent overview that looks into the next valley.

Road Quality

Excellent roads. No potholes that I remember. The road quality made it easy to sit back, slow down and drink in the scenery.

Roadside Amenities

This route has everything from garage sales, quaint country shops, leather works, restaurants, ice-cream parlor, biker bars and scenic views.

Additional Info

I usually add an hour for stops.

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By Guest
on June 27, 2012 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2000

Motorcycle Make suzuki

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Great bike ride. The scenic overlook on 12 was phenominal and wings at Lock, Stock, and Barrel on 64 were great. Stop in and tell Becky (blonde) Chuck said 'hello'. Keep your knees in the breaze.

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By Wingman
on November 2, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Goldwing

Motorcycle Type Touring

A nice ride for this area, particularly fall; I cruise it almost weekly. The county route 36 stretch from bottom of the lake (heading south) to Naples is particularly spectacular. A narrow valley surround on both sides by tree infested hills. Pretty awesome.

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