Post-run coffee – If the weather is good – picnic table next to the Marathon Station by the canal. If the weather is bad – Panera Bread past the mall on 96.
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.
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.