April 30, 2016 – Seneca Trail in Victor to Fairport Reservoir
This week the main route will start in Victor! Meet at the parking lot behind Mickey Finn’s in Victor. From the basin – take 96 into Victor and turn right on Maple (Rt. 444). Just before going up the hill as you are leaving the village, turn left onto Railroad St and park the car.
The route goes back out to Maple and onto Dryer. The trail begins on the left – it is marked with Red markers. This trail will take you thru the grounds of Ganondagon, and will take you out to School Rd. Turn left on School then a right on Boughton Hill Rd followed by a quick left into a driveway – look for trail markers. Then continue to follow the red markers all the way to the Fairport Reservoir and to Boughton Rd. Turn around and re-trace your steps back to the car – distance is around 12-13 miles.
There are other trail options – at School St, you can just cross over and continue over to Fort Hill and then continue to follow the trail over to the Dryer Rd Bike Trail park.
Check out the Victor Hiking Trails website for options – http://victorhikingtrails.org/index.php
For a road option from Mickey Finn’s Parking lot – here is a 15 mile route
For Road Routes from the Park and Ride — Knickerbocker Hill Route
Turn left out of the Park & Ride – turn right on Park Rd. Take Park Rd over to East – turn right, then left on Thornell. Turn right on Mill Rd, then left on East. Turn left on 96, then left on Knickerbocker. Take a right on Mendon Rd, then go straight to continue on Stone. Follow Stone to Clover, turn right, then turn right onto the canal. Take the canal back to the basin. Distance is 13.5 miles.
Shortcuts – from Stone – turn right on Tobey to Clover –return as above – 13.0 miles
11 mile route – From Mendon Rd – turn right on S.Main St – follow this over to the canal – follow the canal back – 11 miles.
8 mile route – start the route. Stay on 96 past Knickerbocker, then turn right on Mitchell. Cross over the canal and turn right on the old train bed. Follow the canal back to the basin