July 20, 2018 – Trails of Powder Mills Park

Post-run coffee – If the weather is good – picnic tables next to the Marathon Station by the canal.  If the weather is bad –  Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

It is supposed to be very hot and humid this Saturday – therefore I propose running/walking around Powder Mills Park and only going until you get hot.

As there are many trails that you can take – I will leave it up to each runner to explore the many different options.

For those who prefer to stay on roads, here are some options

For 9.3 miles – Left out of the parking lot, right on Park Rd. Turn left on Corduroy, then right on Woolston. Turn right on Railroad Mills, then left on Park Rd. Turn left on East, then left on Probst. Continue straight and head up Railroad Mills. Turn left on Fishers Rd, then left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, left on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 10.5 miles – follow the 9.3 mile route until you are on Probst. At the intersection with the Auburn Trail, turn right. Then take a left on Fishers Rd, and rejoin the 9.3 mile route.

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For 11.9 miles – follow the 10.5 mile route- and when the Auburn Trail reaches Fishers Rd, continue on the Auburn Trail into Fishers. Turn left on Main St Fishers, then left on Log Cabin. Turn left on Benson, then right on Fishers Rd. Return thru Powder Mills Park.

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For 14.6 miles – follow the 11.9 mile route – at Main St Fishers, turn right and then left on Wangum. Turn right on the Lehigh Trail, then take the ramp down to the Auburn Trail. Turn left on the Auburn Trail and follow this back to Main St Fishers. Turn right on Main St Fishers, then left on Log Cabin, rejoining the 11.9 mile route.

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July 13, 2019 – Indian Hill Section of the Crescent Trail

Post-run coffee – If the weather is good – picnic table next to the Marathon Station by the canal.  If the weather is bad –  Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

Turn left on 96, then left on Garnsey, turn left on Turk Hill, then right on 31.  Turn right onto the parking area for Indian Hill.  Take whatever trail up the hill you want to up to the top.  Head over to the far side of the big open field and pick up the orange trail over to the pine tree farm.  Stay on orange out to Turk Hill. Turn right on Turk Hill, then left on Garnsey and return to the parking lot. Distance is about 9 miles.

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You can increase the distance by turning left on Turk Hill and then picking up the Crescent Trail off Turk Hill on the right after you pass by Beaumont.  Follow the Crescent Trail back to Garnsey then out to the Park and Ride

For mostly roads,

Stay on Rt. 31 beyond the parking area of Indian Hill– turn right on Thayer, right on Steele, cross over Turk into Beaumont, right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, left on Garnsey and back to the basin.  Or turn right on Turk Hill and then right to go into the Lilac Nursery. Distance is 10 miles.

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For 11.2 – on Turk Hill continue heading north across Rt. 31. Turn right on Ayrault, then pick up the Perinton Bike Hike Way and turn right.  Turn right on Hogan, then left on 31.  Turn right onto Thayer and rejoin the 10 mile route.

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For 12.4 – stay on Turk Hill until you get to Pebble Hill Rd.  Turn right on Pebble Hill Rd, then right on Perinton Bike Hike Way and rejoin the 11.2 mile route.

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For 14.2 – take Turk Hill to the canal – get on the canal and head east, then cross over the canal to continue on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.  Take the Bike Hike Way all the way to Rt. 31.  Turn right on 31, then left on Thayer, rejoining the 10 mile route.

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July 6, 2019 – Cartersville Trail to Auburn Trail

Post-run coffee –

If the weather is good – picnic table next to the Marathon Station by the canal.

If the weather is bad –  Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

Turn right out of the parking lot and run 96 towards the Basin. Pick up the Cartersville trail between Marsh Road and the Marathon gas station, Follow this trail along the south side of the canal past the old coffee shop. Keep the parking lot to your left, continue with the canal on your right. Stay on the trail until you are almost across from Knickerbocker. Cross over 96 and get on the Auburn Trail. This will bring you to Mill Road – bear right. Cross over Thornell to stay on the Auburn Trail – this will bring you to a driveway that leads to East St. Cross over East St and stay on the Auburn Trail, picking up the trail behind the power substation. Cross over Railroad Mills to stay on Auburn Trail

For 7.8 miles – turn left Woolston, then left on Corduroy. Turn right on Park Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot

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For 9.4 miles – Stay on the Auburn Trail to Probst/Railroad Mills intersection. Turn left and head up the big hill. Turn left on Fishers Rd, then left on Woolston, right on Corduroy,right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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For 10.6 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Fishers Rd. Turn left on Fishers Rd, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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For 11.9 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to Main St Fishers. Turn right, then right on Fishers Rd. Left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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For 14.4 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to the Lehigh Trail. Turn right onto the Lehigh trail. At Wangum Rd, turn right , then left on Main St. Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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June 29, 2019 – Crescent Trail or Garnsey-Turk-Steele

Post-run coffee –

If the weather is good – picnic table next to the Marathon Station by the canal.

If the weather is bad –  Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

Crescent Trail – Turn right out of the parking lot, then right on Kreag Rd. Pick up the Crescent Trail behind the church on the right. Take the Crescent Trail over to Garnsey, cross over and continue on the trail. When you are half tired, turn around and return to the start.

Road Routes – Garnsey Turk Steele

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn left onto Garnsey.  Right on Turk, then left on Steele.  Turn right at the top of Steele and head down Baker.  Turn right on Valentown, then at High St, turn left (yes – turn left).  Turn right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, then right on 96 followed by a left on Benson.  Turn right on Fishers, then left on 96 and back to the parking lot.  Distance is 12.2 miles.

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For 6.6 miles – when on Turk Hill – Stay on Turk Hill past Steele. Turn right on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 9 miles – at Valentown and High St – turn right on High St, then right on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 10.7 miles – right on High St, left on 96, then right on Benson and rejoin the 12.2 mile route above.

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For 15 miles – From Baker, turn left on Valentown, then right on Egypt-Victor Rd.  Turn right on Aldridge, right on High St, then left on Willowbrook, rejoining the main route.  Then on Fishers Rd, come back thru Powder Mills Park (left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd.)

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June 22, 2019 – Mendon Ponds Park

Post-run coffee –

If the weather is good – get your coffee and refreshments to go from either Tim Horton’s, Brueggar’s, or the Marathon Station (which sells donuts from Donuts Delite) and let’s hang out by the canal between Abbot’s and the Marathon Station. There are picnic tables located there.

If the weather is bad –  Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

PLEASE NOTE: IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THAT PARK RD IS BLOCKED OFF. MODIFY ALL ROUTES BY TURNING RIGHT OUT OF THE PARKING LOT RUN INTO THE BASIN AND THEN TURN LEFT ON THORNELL. (THIS KNOCKS A HALF MILE OR SO OFF ALL ROUTES)

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Park Rd. Turn right on East, then left on Thornell. Take the Thornell to the end, then turn left on W. Bloomfield. Cross over the Thruway, then turn right on Canfield. Turn right on Pittsford Mendon Center Rd. Turn right on Barker, then right on W. Bloomfield.  Turn left on Thornell and take this all the way back to the basin. Turn right on 96 and back to the parking lot. Distance is 11.9 miles.

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For 7.4 miles – on Thornell, turn left on Pittsford Mendon Rd, then left onto Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and back to the basin.

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For 9.4 miles – on W. Bloomfield, turn left on Canfield just before you get to the Thruway. Turn left on Pittsford Mendon Rd, then turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and back to the basin.

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For 14.9 miles – on Canfield continue on straight past Mendon Center Rd to Clover. Turn right on Clover, then right on Willard. Turn right on Mendon Center Rd, then left on Barker. Turn right on W. Bloomfield.  Turn left on Thornell and take this all the way back to the basin. Turn right on 96 and back to the parking lot. Distance is      14.9 miles.

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June 15, 2019 – The Springhouse Run

Post-Run Meeting Place –

            If the weather is good – get your coffee and refreshments to go from either Tim Horton’s, Brueggar’s, or the Marathon Station (which sells donuts from Donuts Delite) and let’s hang out by the canal between Abbot’s and the Marathon Station. There are picnic tables located there.

            If the weather is bad –  Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

Head out the canal towards Pittsford. In the village, go past the railroad trestle and turn right into the Town Highway Department drive. Pick up the trail on the left that will connect over to the Auburn Trail. Cross over French and follow the trail until you are across the street from the Springhouse Commons. Cross over 31 and pick up the old Erie Canal Trail that runs behind Wegmans. Follow this back across French Rd and connect back with the Barge Canal, and follow the canal all the way back to the Basin. Distance is 11.6 miles.

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For around 8 miles, stay on the canal to the 2nd time Rt 31 crosses the canal, turn around and retrace your steps.

For 14.8 miles, follow the standard route. When the Old Erie Canal reconnects with the Barge Canal, turn right and run over to the JCC. Turn around and run all the way back to the basin along the towpath.

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June 8, 2019 – White Brook Nature Trails

Post-Run Coffee –

If the weather is good – grab your refreshments from your favorite place and meet at the canal between the Marathon Station and Abbotts.

If the weather is bad – meet at Panera Breads near Eastview.

Trails and Roads –  head out the canal towards Fairport.  Exit onto Ayrault and head east.  Turn right on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.  Cross over Hogan, then turn left on Mason.  Turn right on Ranney Dr. When Ranney Dr. crosses over the creek – you can pick up the orange trail. Follow the orange trail over to Broadmoor, cross over and continue on Orange.  Follow orange between the ponds, then bear to the right to follow orange over to Aldrich.  Turn right on Aldrich, then left into the White Brook Nature Center.  Turn left in the parking lot to continue on orange.  Follow the orange markers thru the park and you should come out (hitting white near the end) at the corner of Ayrault and Aldrich.  Follow Ayrault back the canal and return to the basin.  Distance is 13.9 miles.

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Road Route – head out the canal towards Fairport.  Exit onto Ayrault and head east.  Turn right on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.  Follow this over to Egypt Victor Rd near Lollypop Farms.  Turn left on Egypt Victor Rd, right on 31, and the left on Aldrich.  Turn left onto Ayrault and follow this all the way back to the basin.  Distance is 12.8 miles.

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Road route short cuts – from the Perinton Bike Hike Way – turn left on Mason, then left on Ayrault and rejoin the main route.  Distance is 11 miles.

Or turn left on Hogan, then left on Ayrault, rejoin main route.  Distance is 9.3 miles.

TRAILS ONLY –for those who feel there are too many roads to get to the trails – meet at the Park and Ride – then car pool over with me to the parking lot on Ayrault next to the Perinton Bike Hike Way.  We will make it a loop by following the Hike way over to Mason, then pick up the Crescent Trail over to Broadmoor, the White Brook Nature Trails, then run along the south side of the canal all the way to the Perinton Bike Hike Way and back  to the cars.  8.3 miles or maybe more.

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June 1, 2019 – High St and Fishers Rd

Post-Run Coffee – Panera Bread past Eastview Mall

Turn left out of the parking lot and head up 96 to the mall.

TRAIL OPTION – Turn left on Moseley, then immediate right on Lasalle Parkway. At the end, pick up the Seneca Trail, which runs behind the Plaza. Cross over Turk Hill and continue on the Seneca Trail under the power line. Follow this into the woods on the right near the top of the hill. Cross over High Pointe and you will come out near Valentown Hall. Cross over High St and continue on the Seneca Trail to the left of the Restaurants. This trail will follow along 96 then go behind the Walmart Plaza, and come out on Willowbrook. Turn right, go under the bridges, then climb over the guard rail to continue on the Seneca Trail. Follow the trail into Ambush Valley, where General Denonville with around 3000 troops was attacked by Seneca Indians in 1687. Continue on the trail – you will come out on 96 across from Rt. 251. Take 251, then turn right on a blue trail, just before you get to the Auburn Trail. Follow the blue trail over to the Lehigh Trail – turn right on the Lehigh Trail, cross over the Auburn Trail, then take the ramp on the right down to the Auburn Trail. Turn left on the Auburn Trail – follow this to Fishers Rd. Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot. Or just follow me. My best estimate is the trail route is 12.3 miles

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All road routes – from 96 turn left onto High St.

For 9.4 miles – turn right on Willowbrook, then right on Rowley. Turn right on 96, then left on Benson. Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 10.3 miles – turn right on Willowbrook, then right on Rowley. Cross over 96 and continue on Main St. Fishers. Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 12.1 miles – turn right on Lane, then right on 96 followed by a left on 251. Turn right on Wangum, then a left on Main St Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 13.1 miles – turn right on Lane, then right on 96 followed by a left on 251. Turn left on Cork, then right on Modock. Turn right on Willis Hill, left on 251. Turn right on Wangum, then a left on Main St Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 15 miles – stay on High St into the Village of Victor. Turn left onto Main St, then right onto School St. Turn right on Dryer, then right on Cork. Turn left onto Modock. Turn right on Willis Hill, left on 251. Turn right on Wangum, then a left on Main St Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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May 25, 2019 – Linear Park Run

Post-Run Meeting Place –

            If the weather is good – get your coffee and refreshments to go from either Tim Horton’s, Brueggar’s, or the Marathon Station (which sells donuts from Donuts Delite) and let’s hang out by the canal between Abbot’s and the Marathon Station. There are picnic tables located there.

            If the weather is bad – let’s just meet at Tim Horton’s.

Head out the canal path towards Fairport.  Exit the canal onto O’Connor.  Turn left on Whitney.  Whitney will turn into Five Mile Line Rd.  Turn left on Rt. 441, then left into Linear Park.  Cross over Irondequoit Creek and head up the hill.  Turn left on Lincoln Mills, left on Linden then right on Bluff.  Turn left into Eyer Park.  Take the trail over to Midvale – turn left.  Turn right on Baird, left into BOCES, then take the trail around the back.  Turn right on O’Connor and then right on the canal and back to the basin.  Distance is 13.5 miles.

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For 11.8 miles, turn left on Linden from Whitney and then left on Bluff Dr., rejoining the main route

For 9.2 miles – on Whitney – turn left on Baird, then left into BOCES, rejoining the main trail

For 7.5 miles – run the canal until you get to O’Connor, then turn around and retrace your steps back to the parking lot.

For 16 miles – follow the main route – when you return to the canal turn left and run over to Turk Hill. Turn around and follow the canal back to the basin.

May 18, 2019 –The Fishers Run – 40th Anniversary!


Please Note: On this day we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Oven Door Runners. Please join us for a celebration starting at 5 pm at the NY Beer Project located across from the Valentown Museum near Eastview Mall.

Anniversary Picture prior to the run in the park and ride.

Post Run Coffee – Panera Bread on 96 just past Eastview Mall on the right.

In honor of our 40th anniversary, it seems fitting to do our “signature” run – The Fishers Run !

The traditional Fishers Run, from the parking lot is 9.5 miles – Turn left onto 96, right on Park Rd.  Turn left on Corduroy, and then left on Woolston.  Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on Main St. Fishers.  Turn left on Log Cabin, then right on Lower Fishers, and then left on Benson.  Turn right on Fishers Rd, then return thru Powder Mills Park (left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd)  Turn left on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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Note: You can skip the Lower Fishers option by staying on Log Cabin. This shortens any route by 1 mile.

You can skip Powder Mills Park on the way back by staying on Fishers Rd to 96. This shortens any route by 0.5 miles

For 7.5 miles – take 96 directly to Fishers Rd. Left on Main St. Fishers, then left on Log Cabin. Stay on Log Cabin, then left on Benson, right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96.

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For 12.5 miles – start with the standard route. At Main St. Fishers, turn right, then take a left on Old Dutch. Turn left on 251, left on Wangum, then right on Main St Fishers, and rejoin the standard route.     

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