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Halfway House at Hemlock Lake NY

The Halfway House at Hemlock Lake

Unknown Author - The Livonia Gazette

29 May 1885


The remains of the Hemlock Halfway House in 2012.

This old favorite place, which has so long been run down and neglected, is soon to be opened as a summer resort. For some time repairs and changes to buildings and grounds have been going on under the personal supervision of George W. Fisher of Rochester, the owner, and he has certainly succeeded in giving it a very attractive and home-like appearance.

The place has been rented for the season to A. B. Hosford (late of the Metropolitan at Hemlock Lake) and he is now furnishing the house and getting ready to open it as a first-class summer boarding house for the accommodation of permanent and transient visitors.

This place has always been noted for its many attractive features, and being, as its name implies, midway of the lake, both the head and the foot can be seen from it, affording a splendid view. The water is deeper and the trolling better than at any other point. The view from the balconies of the house never fails to call forth expressions of admiration. The barn accommodations are good, and there is a fine dock for steamers, a large gravel beach, good picnic grounds, shady grove, a good restaurant building, rustic seats, mineral spring, a romantic little glen with high banks covered with ferns and flowers, nice walks, etc.

No more romantic or picturesque place can be found on the lake than this, and the aim will be to make it home like and enjoyable to all. The formal opening day will be announced soon.