August 19, 2017 – Seneca and Auburn Trails

August 19, 2017 – Seneca to Auburn Trails

For Trails – turn left out of the parking lot and head towards the mall. At Moseley, turn left and take the immediate right on LaSalle.  Pick up the Seneca Trail at the end of LaSalle. Trail runs behind Bed Bath & Beyond, crosses over Turk Hill, then follows the power line. Near the top of the hill, the trail heads off to the right. Trail crosses over High Point Drive and then down to Valentown Museum. Cross over High Street and pick up the trail opposite Valentown. Trail will lead behind Walmart, then over to Willowbrook. Turn right on Willowbrook, then after you pass thru the tunnels, turn right to continue on the Seneca Trail.  Follow the trail thru Ambush Valley. Trail will lead you to 96 across from Rt. 251. Cross over 96 and head down Rt. 251.  Pick up the blue trail (old trolley trail) on the right just before you get to the Auburn trail (like 20 yards or so).  Follow the blue trail to the Lehigh Trail. Turn left on the Lehigh Trail, then take the ramp down to the Auburn Trail. Turn left on the Auburn trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot. Distance is 13.3 miles.

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For Road Routes

For 9.4 miles – Left out of the parking lot, run up 96 to the mall. Turn left onto High St. Right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, 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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11.3 miles – Left out of the parking lot, run up 96 to the mall. Turn left onto High St. Right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, cross over 96 and continue on Main St. Fishers. Right on Auburn Trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 12.6 – on High St, continue past Willowbrook, then right on Lane. Turn right on 96 then left on 251. Right on Auburn Trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 14.6 – on High St., continue past Lane. At Main St in Victor, turn left. Turn right on School, then right on Rawson. Right on Auburn Trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 15.8 – from the 14.6 route – on School St., stay on School to Dryer. Turn right on Dryer, then right on Cork. Turn right on 251, then left on Auburn Trail, follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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August 12, 2017 – Walnut Hill

August 12, 2017 – Walnut Hill Driving Competition

This week brings the annual Walnut Hill Driving Competition to our area, and I thought we should run past the festivities on our weekly route.

Turn right out of the parking lot, head down 96 and then turn left on Thornell. Turn left on West Bloomfield.

For 8.9 miles – turn left on Canfield, then left on Mendon Rd. Turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 12 miles- turn left on Smith, then left on Mendon Rd. Turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 14.7 miles – turn left on Rt. 251, then left on Mendon Rd. Turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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August 5, 2017 – Indian Hill Section of the Crescent Trail

August 5, 2017 – Indian Hill Section of the Crescent Trail

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 towards Turk Hill along the left side of the tree farm – and take the white trail on the right over to Doc Lilac’s Lilac Farm. The trail comes up to a farm lane – turn right, then after you pass a set of beehives, the white trail goes into the woods and up to the Lilacs. Enjoy the Lilacs and then head out  to Turk Hill to Garnsey and back to the basin.  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 29, 2017 – Probst and Main St Fishers

July 29, 2017 – Probst and Main St Fishers

I will not be there this weekend and neither will Dan,  so you will have to get yourselves started this week.

Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn right on Fishers Rd. Bear right at the pond to continue on Fishers, then turn right on Railroad Mills. Continue straight on Probst. Turn left on Miles Square, then right on Cole. Turn left on Pittsford Mendon Rd, then left on Smith. Turn right on Miles Square, then left on Main St Fishers. Turn left on Fisher Rd and run this back to 96, turn left and return to the parking lot. Distance is 11.7 miles.

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For 9.5 miles – Stay on Mile Square past Cole and turn left on Main St Fishers, then left on Fishers Rd. Left on 96 and back to the parking lot

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For 12.7 – follow the main route – when on Pittsford Mendon Rd, go past Smith, then turn left on Rt. 251, then left on Mile Square. Turn right on Main St. Fishers and rejoin the main route.

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For 13.8 –miles –follow the main route – when on Pittsford Mendon Rd. go past Smith, go past Rt. 251, then turn left on Taylor, then left on Mile Square. Turn right on Main St Fishers and rejoin the main route

For 7.4 miles – Follow the main route. When you get to Mile Square, turn right. Then turn right on Park Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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July 22, 2017 – Perinton Bike Hike Way

July 22, 2017 – Perinton Bike Hike Way and Ayrault Rd

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Take the pedestrian bridge across the canal after you pass by Turk Hill, which puts you on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.

For 10.3 miles, turn right on Ayrault Rd, then return to the basin on the canal.

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For 12 miles stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Hogan. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 13.7 miles, stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Mason. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 15.5 miles, take the Perinton Bike Hike Way across Rt 31 and continue to Lollypop. Turn left on Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn right on Rt 31, then left on Aldrich. Take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 7 miles – I recommend out and back on the canal to Perinton Town Park.

July 8 and July 15, 2017

July 8 and July 15, 2017 – Mendon Ponds Park, then Springhouse Run

I will be out of town the next two weekends. I am posting two routes to keep you busy. Dan Kress has offered fire the gun each weekend. If he sends you on hill repeats of Garnsey, you can ignore him and try the following routes instead….

July 8, 2016 – Mendon Ponds Park

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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July 15, 2017 – Springhouse Run

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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July 1, 2017- Up Baker

July 1, 2017 – Up Baker

Head up 96 towards the mall. Turn left on High St Extension, then left on High St. Next turn left on Gillis. Turn left onto Cobble Creek Rd, and turn right at the first intersection to stay on Cobble Creek Rd, followed by another right to stay on Cobble Creek Rd a second time. Cobble Creek Rd will eventually lead you out to Egypt Victor Rd, and there turn left. Next take a left on Valentown Rd, then a right on Baker. At the top of the hill, turn left on Steele, cross over Turk Hill to continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, then right on Vineyard Hill. Turn left on Garnsey back to 96, turn right and return to the parking lot. Distance is 12.1 miles.

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For 9 miles – start with the main route – on High St, turn left on Valentown, then rejoin the main route by turning left on Baker.

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For 14 miles – start with the main route – on Gillis- stay on Gillis past Cobble Creek. Cross over Egypt Victor road and then turn left on Blazey. Turn left on Richardson, then left on Egypt-Victor Rd. A right turn on Valentown will rejoin the main route.

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June 24, 2017 – Knickerbocker Hill

June24, 2017 –Knickerbocker Hill.

All routes – start by turning left out of the parking lot. Then turn right on Park Rd, right on East, left on Thornell and then a right on Mill. Turn left on East, then left on 96.

For 8 miles – turn right on Mitchell, then turn right on the Auburn Trail that takes you to the canal. Follow the Canal back to the basin.

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For 9.4 miles – stay on 96 into Pittsford. Turn right on S. Main St, then turn right on State St. (Rt. 31). Pick up the canal and return to the basin.

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For 10.7 miles – from 96, turn left onto Knickerbocker Rd and head up the hill. Turn right onto Mendon Rd, then at the stoplight turn right. Go into the village of Pittsford, turn right on 31 – State St. At the bridge over the canal- pick up the canal and take the canal back to the basin.

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For 13.2 miles – from 96, turn left onto Knickerbocker Rd and head up the hill. Turn right onto Mendon Rd, then at the stoplight go straight onto Stone. Stay on Stone (bear left away from Tobey). Turn right on Clover, then at Jefferson/Rt 252 turn right. Turn left onto S. Main St. Go into the village of Pittsford, turn right on 31 – State St. At the bridge over the canal- pick up the canal and take the canal back to the basin.

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June 17, 2017 – Mostly Moseley

June 17, 2017– Mostly Moseley       

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Turn left onto O’Connor, then turn right on Whitney. Turn right on 250. Follow this all the way to 96. Turn right on 96 and return to the basin. Distance is 12.1 miles.

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For 10.7 miles – on Moseley – turn right on Garnsey, then right on 96.

For 13.7 miles – on Rt. 96 just before getting back to the Park&Ride – turn left on Fishers Rd., right on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, left on 96.

For 15.6 miles – on Rt. 96 just before getting back to the Park&Ride – turn left on Fishers Rd., right on Woolston, right on Railroad Mills, right on Park Rd. left on 96.

June 10, 2017 – The Fishers Run

June 10, 2017 – 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 0.6 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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For 16 miles –follow the 12.5 mile route. When on 251, add a loop by turning right on Strong, left on Dryer, left on Willis Hill, left on 251, then rejoin the 12.5 mile route when you turn right on Wangum.