October 21, 2017 – Mendon Ponds Park Run

October 21, 2017 – 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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October 14, 2017 – Run to the Scarecrows

October 14, 2017 – Run to the Scarecrows

The Village of Fairport had a Scarecrow Contest this past weekend, and as I understand it, the Scarecrows will remain on display for the next couple of weeks. So I thought we should go check out the Scarecrows of Fairport. The Scarecrows are on Main St between High St and Church St.

Head out the canal towards Fairport. At Perinton Town Park, turn left onto O’Connor. Turn right onto Whitney, then turn right on Main St. When you pass High St. on your left, look for the scarecrows. Continue on Main St – it will change names to Moseley. Turn right on Ayrault.

Turn left into the parking lot for Martha Brown Middle School. Pick up the sidewalk on the east side of the tennis courts (left of the tennis courts) The sidewalk will take you over to Heron Way N. Take the first left – Valley Creek Dr. This will take you to Rt.31. Cross over Rt. 31 and continue on Blackwatch Trail. Follow Blackwatch Trail to its end – it tees with Dunmow. Turn left on Dunmow, then right on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

Distance is 10.8 miles.

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For 12.6 miles- start with the standard route. When you get to Garnsey, turn left, and then turn right on Moseley. Turn right on Woodcliff, and then turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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October 7, 2017 – Springhouse Run

October 7, 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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September 30, 2017 – The Fishers Run

September 30, 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 11.9 miles – start with the standard route. At Main St. Fishers, turn right, then take a left on Old Dutch. Turn left on Lehigh Trail, then turn left on Wangum, then right on Main St Fishers, and rejoin the standard route. 

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For 13.3 miles – start with the standard route. At Main St. Fishers, turn right, then take a left on Old Dutch. Turn left on Lehigh Trail and follow this across Wangum and across Phillips. Take the ramp on the left just before the trestle bridge down to the Auburn Trail, turn left and take the Auburn Trail back to Main St Fishers., then right on Main St Fishers, and rejoin the standard route. 

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A couple of trail options to consider – If you turn right on Main St Fishers, you can pick up the trails in Fishers Park on the left, and make your way over to the Lehigh trail directly. Then when you are on the Lehigh Trail past Wangum, there is a trail on the left that will take you over to the Auburn Trail.

September 23, 2017 – Knickerbocker Hill Run

September 23, 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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September 16, 2017 – Auburn Trail – Center Section

September 16, 2017 – Auburn Trail – Center Section

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right onto Park Rd. Turn left on Corduroy, then take a right on Woolston. Just before Woolston runs into Railroad Mills, turn left onto the Auburn Trail.

For 8 miles, stay on the Auburn Trail until you come to Fishers Rd. Turn around and re-trace your path back to the parking lot.

For 9 miles, turn around at Main St. Fishers.

For 11 miles, turn around at Phillips Rd.

For 13.5 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail until you get to Rt. 251. Turn left on Rt. 251, and take the first left into Lehigh Crossing Park. Take the first trail on the right – this will connect you to the Lehigh Trail. You will cross over the Auburn Trail – then take the ramp on the right that will connect you with the Auburn Trail. Re-trace your path to the parking lot.

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If you need something longer, stay on the Auburn Trail until you are half-tired, then return the way you came.

There is a nice little trail loop that you might want to consider – shortly after you cross over Main St. Fishers, there is a wooden Indian statue next to a bridge on the right. Cross over the bridge and follow the trail. Take right options – then loop back to the bridge. Distance is estimated to be 10.5 miles if you return back to the parking lot after running the trail.

September 9, 2017 – Woodcliff and more…..

September 9, 2017 – Woodcliff, Neuchatel, Steele and Thayer.

Turn left out of the parking lot and head up 96. Turn left on Woodcliff. Take a right on Moseley, then turn left on Neuchatel. Turn left on Beauclaire, then cross over Turk Hill and continue on Steele. At the top of Steele, turn left on Thayer. At the intersection with Bluhm, turn left to continue on Thayer. Turn left on Thayer, and then turn right onto the hiking trail where it crosses 31. This will take you over to the Perinton Bike Hike Way. Turn left on the Perinton Bike Hike Way. Cross over Hogan, then turn left onto Ayrault. Pick up the canal off Ayrault, and head on back to the basin. Distance is 11.7 miles.

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For 10.3 miles – start the main route. Turn left on Turk Hill, then rejoin the main route by turning left on Ayrault.

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For 7.8 miles – start the main route. Turn left on Moseley, then turn left on Ayrault, rejoining the main route.

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For 12.8 miles- start with the main route. At 31, turn right, then left on Mason. Turn left on Ayrault, and rejoin the main route.

For 14.5 miles – start with the main route. At 31, turn right, then pick up the Perinton Bike Hike Way on the right past Loud. Take this over to Lollypop Farms. Turn left on Egypt Victor Rd, then turn right on 31 and then left on Aldrich. Turn left on Ayrault and rejoin the main route.

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Trail Option – 12.4 miles– On Woodcliff, pick up the Orange Trail on the right that runs along the golf course. This will take you over to Moseley. Cross over Moseley and continue on Orange Trail. This will take you to Turk Hill. Turn left on Turk Hill, go past Steele, and pick up the Orange Trail on the right. If you follow this successfully, staying on Orange, it will lead you to Rt.31 near Thayer. Cross over 31, continue on Orange to the Perinton Bike Hike Way. Left on Ayrault, left on the canal and back to the basin

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September 2, 2017 – Linear Park Run

September 2, 2017 – 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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August 26, 2017 – Auburn Trail North

August 26, 2017 – Auburn Trail North

All Routes – begin by turning right out of the parking lot. Turn right on Marsh Rd and stay on Marsh after crossing over the canal. Cross over Rt. 31, then take a left onto the old trolley trail. Follow the trail thru the senior citizen complex out to 31. Cross over 31 and pick up the old Auburn Trail on the left (avoid going straight under the powerlines). At Mitchell, turn right, cross over the canal, then turn left on 96. Turn right on Knickerbocker, but look for the trail connection on the left before you go very far. This trail is a continuation of the old Auburn Trail. It will come out on Mill Rd. Take Mill over to Thornell and cross over Thornell to continue on the Auburn Trail. This will take you to East St.

For 8.5 miles – cross over East and pick up Park Rd. Take Park to 96 where a left turn returns you to the parking lot.

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For 9.7 miles – go to Park Rd, – turn right to pick up the trail near the power substation. Follow the old Auburn Trail across Railroad Mills over to Woolston. Turn left on Woolston, then left on Fishers Rd and left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 10.8 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to the Railroad Mills/Probst intersection. Turn left to continue on Railroad Mills – head up the big hill. Turn left on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot

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For 12 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to Fisher Rd. Turn left on Fishers, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot

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For 13.4 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to Main St. Fishers. Turn left, then left on Log Cabin. Left on Benson, followed by a right on Fishers Rd, then take a left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 14.9 miles – on Log Cabin – take Lower Fishers on the right, then left on Benson, right on Fishers Rd.  Come back thru Powder Mills Park (Woolston, Corduroy, Park Rd, 96) and then back to the parking lot

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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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