December 3, 2016 – Christmas in Fairport

December 3 – Christmas in Fairport

This week let’s run into the village of Fairport to see how they are decked out for the holidays!

All routes head out the canal towards Fairport.

For 7 miles – turn around at Perinton Town Park and return to the parking lot.

Everyone else – exit the canal onto W. Church St where a right takes you into the village. Turn left onto Main St, and cross over the canal.

For 9 miles – turn left onto the canal trail and return to the parking lot.

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Everyone else – turn right on the canal trail. Go past Turk Hill and take the pedestrian bridge over the canal and continue on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.

For 10.5 miles – turn right on Ayrault and return to the canal and then back to the basin

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For 12.5 miles – stay on the Bike Hike Way to Hogan. Turn right on Hogan, then right on 31. Turn right on Turk Hill, then left on Ayrault. Then take the canal back to the basin.

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For 15 miles – stay on the Bike Hike Way to Lollypop Farms. Turn around and head back to 31. Turn left on 31, then right on Turk Hill, left on Ayrault. Then take the canal back to the basin.

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November 26, 2016 – Mendon Ponds Park Run

November 26, 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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November 19, 2016 – Main St. Fishers

November 19, 2016 – Main St. Fishers

Turn left out of the parking lot onto 96.  Turn right on Fishers Rd, and then take a left onto Benson.  Stay on Benson all the way to 96.  Turn right on 96, then right on Main St. Fishers.  Run the entire length of Main St. Fishers.  Turn right on Mile Square, then turn right on Park Rd.  Left on 96 brings you back to the parking lot.  Distance is 11.9 miles

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For 8.5 miles – from Benson, turn right on Log Cabin. Turn right on Main St. Fishers, then right on the Auburn Trail.  Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park Rd., then left on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 10 miles – Follow the standard route. On Main St Fisher, turn right on the Auburn Trail. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park Rd., then left on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 14 miles – Follow the standard route. On Mile Square, turn left on Smith, right on Mendon Rd., then right on Cole. Rejoin the standard route by turning left on Mile Square.

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November 12, 2016 – Linear Park Run

November 12, 2016 – Linear Park Run

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.

For a longer option with trails – on Whitney at Linden – go under the bridge along the creek to pick up the Linear Park Trail.  Run this all the way down to Panorama Plaza.  Return back up to Linear Park and then follow the usual route back.  Distance is 15.3 miles.

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November 5, 2016 – A Section of the Auburn Trail

November 5, 2016 – A Section of the Auburn Trail

Unfortunately the bridge over the canal at Mitchell is out, so we are going to have to modify this route from the summer.

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Park Rd. Turn right on East St and follow East to 96. Turn left on 96, then left on Knickerbocker. Turn left onto the Auburn Trail. Follow the Auburn Trail over to Mill Rd and turn right. Cross over Thornell and continue on the Auburn Trail to East St.

For 8.8 miles – turn left on Park Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot

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For 10 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail over to Railroad Mills, cross over and stay on the Auburn Trail to Woolston. Turn left on Woolston, left on Fishers, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 11 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Railroad Mills/Probst. Turn left on Railroad Mills, then left on Fishers. Turn left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 12.3 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Fishers Rd. Turn left on Fishers, then left on 96.

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For 13.6 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Main St. Fishers. Turn right , then right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot

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October 29, 2016 – Halloween Run to Powers Farm Market

Halloween Picture Run – October 29, 2016

It is time for our annual Halloween Picture Run at Powers Farm Market. Dick and Maureen will be on hand for taking this year’s shot.

Head out the canal towards Pittsford – exit onto N. Main St –  Rt. 96 North – turn right.  Take a right on Washington, followed by a right on Golf Ave.  Turn left into Powers Farm Market, just before Marsh Rd.  Gather at the teepees for a picture – around 7:30 am or so.  Return along Marsh Rd, connecting with the canal just after crossing Rt. 31, and return to the basin.  Distance is 9.1 miles.

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For something just a little longer on the return – on Marsh Rd just before getting to 31, take the old trolley trail into the woods on the right.  Follow this thru the Senior Complex – and out to 31.  Cross over 31 and pick up the old train bed trail back to the canal – canal back to the basin.  Distance is 10.2 miles  

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October 22, 2016 – Fishers Run

October 22, 2016 – Fishers Run

I will not be there to get you started, so hopefully someone else will! I’ll keep it simple – the Fishers Run.

For 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 left 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 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.

October 15, 2016 – Perinton Bike-Hike Way

October 15, 2016 – Perinton Bike-Hike Way

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Stay on the canal past Fairport, then take the pedestrian bridge across the canal to pick up the Perinton Bike-Hike Way. Follow the Bike-Hike Way until you get to Hogan – turn right on Hogan, then right on Rt. 31. Turn left on Turk Hill, then right on Garnsey. A right on 96 returns you to the parking lot. Distance is 11.4 miles.

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For 7 miles, go out the canal to Perinton Town Park, turn around and retrace your steps back to the parking lot.

TRAIL OPTION – Stay on the Perinton Bike-Hike Way past Hogan – look for the orange trail on the right just past a small bridge. Take the orange trail over to 31, cross over Rt. 31 and continue on the orange trail all the way to the Christmas Tree Farm. Stay on orange around the left edge of the field, then turn right on the white trail and follow this over to Doc Lilac’s Lilac Farm. Pop out on Turk Hill Rd, turn right, then left on Garnsey. A right turn on 96 will bring you back to the parking lot. Distance is 13 miles.

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For 12.6 miles – Stay on the Bike-Hike Way to Mason/Rt. 31. Turn right on 31, then rejoin the first route.

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For 13.7 miles – Stay on the Bike-Hike Way to Egypt-Victor Rd (Lollypop Farms). Turn around and retrace your steps to 31. Turn left on 31 and rejoin the first route.

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For 16 miles – Stay on the Bike-Hike Way to Pannell. Turn around and retrace your steps to Rt. 31. Turn left and rejoin the first route.

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October 8, 2016 – Cobblestone Creek

October 8, 2016 – Cobblestone Creek

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on Benson and follow this all the way to 96. Turn right on 96, then left on Rowley, then left on Willowbrook. Turn left on High St, then a right on Eleanor. Turn right on Gillis, then turn left on Cobble Creek Rd. Follow Cobble Creek Rd over to Egypt-Victor Rd, and turn left.  Turn left on Valentown, then right on Baker. Turn left on Steele, cross over Turk and continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, then right on Vineyard Hill. Turn left on Garnsey and then a right on 96 brings you back to the parking lot. Distance is 13.4 miles.

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For 7.5 miles – when you get to Benson and 96, turn left on 96 and run this back to the parking lot

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For 9.4 miles – when you get to High St, stay on High St back to 96. Right on 96 and return to the parking lot

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For 12.1 miles – from High St. turn right on Valentown, then left on Baker. Turn left on Steele, cross over Turk and continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, then right on Vineyard Hill. Turn left on Garnsey and then a right on 96 brings you back to the parking lot.

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October 1, 2016 – Springhouse Run

October 1, 2016 – 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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