Honeoye Lake-Naples Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
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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.
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.
Excellent roads. No potholes that I remember. The road quality made it easy to sit back, slow down and drink in the scenery.
This route has everything from garage sales, quaint country shops, leather works, restaurants, ice-cream parlor, biker bars and scenic views.
I usually add an hour for stops.
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