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
If the weather is bad – Panera Bread past the mall on 96.
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.
around 8 miles, stay on the canal to the 2nd time Rt 31 crosses the
canal, turn around and retrace your steps.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
turn left on Hogan, then left on Ayrault, rejoin main route. Distance is 9.3 miles.
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.