Category Archives: Path

Routes that feature primarily paths as the running surface

Into Pittsford – August 24, 2019

Head out the canal towards Pittsford. Take the Auburn trail on the right just past the flood control gate. Cross over Mitchell, then cross over Rt. 31. Turn right on the sidewalk trail that parallels Rt. 31. Turn left onto Marsh, then a left onto the old Trolley Trail. Follow the Trolley Trail thru the Highlands at Pittsford and come out back to 31. Turn right on 31, then right onto the canal at Schoen Place. Turn right on 96/N. Main St, then right on Washington. Turn left on Cranswick Lane. Bear left to stay on Cranswick, passing by Landsdown Lane. You will come up on Landsdown Lane a second time – cross over to pick up the Wynd Woods Trail, almost straight across from Cranswick on Landsdowne Lane (a little to the right) Take the trail over to St. John Fisher taking right options. Turn around and continue to take right options to get back out on a slightly different path – return to Landsdowne Lane – and take a right. Turn left on 96, then turn left onto the canal at Schoen Place and return to the parking lot.

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If you cut out the loop around Highlands by turning left on 31 as you come out from the Auburn trail, you will shorten the distance by 1.5 miles.

If you cut out the loop starting at Schoen Place, you will shorten the route by 2.5 miles.

You can add distance by heading west on the canal when you return from the Wynd Woods loop. Clover is 1.5 miles from Schoen Place, so plan accordingly.

August 17, 2019 – Linear Park Run

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.

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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.

August 3, 2019 – Cartersville Trail and Knickerbocker Hill

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.

Turn left out of the parking lot. Pick up the Cartersville Trail behind the Marathon Gas Station. Follow the Cartersville trail along the south side of the canal until you are across 96 from Knickerbocker. Turn left onto Knickbocker, and head up the hill. Turn right on Pittsford Mendon Rd. At the 4 way intersection, go straight onto Stone. Tobey and Stone will run together, then go left to stay on Stone. Turn right on Clover, then pick up the canal and head back to the basin. Distance is 11.3 miles.

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You can cut the route short by a half-mile (and avoid a large hill) by staying on Tobey over to Clover (10.8 miles)

For 13.7 miles – follow the main route. When you reach the canal- head west on the canal to the JCC – then turn around and return to the basin.

For 8.5 miles – follow the main route until you get to the 4 way intersection with Stone. Turn right and follow this to the canal, then follow the canal back to the basin.

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July 27, 2019 – Perinton Bike Hike Way and Ayrault Rd

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 towards Fairport. Take the pedestrian bridge across the canal after you pass Turk Hill, which puts you on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.

For 10.3 miles, turn right on Ayrault Rd, then return to the basin on the canal.

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For 12 miles stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Hogan. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 13.7 miles, stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Mason. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 15.5 miles, take the Perinton Bike Hike Way across Rt 31 and continue to Lollypop. Turn left on Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn right on Rt 31, then left on Aldrich. Take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 7 miles – I recommend out and back on the canal to Perinton Town Park.

July 6, 2019 – Cartersville Trail to Auburn Trail

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.

Turn right out of the parking lot and run 96 towards the Basin. Pick up the Cartersville trail between Marsh Road and the Marathon gas station, Follow this trail along the south side of the canal past the old coffee shop. Keep the parking lot to your left, continue with the canal on your right. Stay on the trail until you are almost across from Knickerbocker. Cross over 96 and get on the Auburn Trail. This will bring you to Mill Road – bear right. Cross over Thornell to stay on the Auburn Trail – this will bring you to a driveway that leads to East St. Cross over East St and stay on the Auburn Trail, picking up the trail behind the power substation. Cross over Railroad Mills to stay on Auburn Trail

For 7.8 miles – turn left Woolston, then left on Corduroy. Turn right on Park Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot

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For 9.4 miles – Stay on the Auburn Trail to Probst/Railroad Mills intersection. Turn left and head up the big hill. Turn left on Fishers Rd, then left on Woolston, right on Corduroy,right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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For 10.6 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Fishers Rd. Turn left on Fishers Rd, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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For 11.9 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to Main St Fishers. Turn right, then right on Fishers Rd. Left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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For 14.4 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to the Lehigh Trail. Turn right onto the Lehigh trail. At Wangum Rd, turn right , then left on Main St. Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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June 15, 2019 – The Springhouse Run

Post-Run 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 located there.

            If the weather is bad –  Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

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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May 25, 2019 – Linear Park Run

Post-Run 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 located there.

            If the weather is bad – let’s just meet at Tim Horton’s.

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.

April 20, 2019 – Cartersville Trail to Auburn Trail to Daffodil Meadow


Post-run coffee place – In Pittsford Village, The Village Bakery and Café, located across the street from the Pittsford Library. It opens at 6:30 am. Park behind the library and walk over.

The main goal of this week’s run is to end up in the Daffodil Meadow to check out the Daffodils.

Turn right out of the parking lot and run 96 towards the Basin. Pick up the Cartersville trail between Marsh Road and the Marathon gas station, Follow this trail along the south side of the canal past the old coffee shop. Keep the parking lot to your left, continue with the canal on your right. Stay on the trail until you are almost across from Knickerbocker. Cross over 96 and get on the Auburn Trail. This will bring you to Mill Road – bear right. Cross over Thornell to stay on the Auburn Trail – this will bring you to a driveway that leads to East St. Cross over East St and stay on the Auburn Trail

For 7.2 miles – turn left on Park Rd, then left on the Daffodil Meadow Trail just after the bridge crossing Irondequoit Creek. Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin.

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For 8.9 miles – take the Auburn Trail across Railroad Mills to a left on Woolston. Turn left on Corduroy, then left on Park Rd, then turn right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin.

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For 10.7 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail until you get to the intersection with Probst. Turn left to go on Railroad Mills – run up the hill, turn left on Fishers Rd, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, left on Park Rd, then right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. . Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin.

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For 12 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Fishers Rd. Turn left on Fishers Rd, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, left on Park Rd, then right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. . Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin.

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For 13.2 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to Main St Fishers. Turn right, then right on Fishers Rd. Left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, left on Park Rd, then right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. . Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin.

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For 15.7 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to the Lehigh Trail. Turn right onto the Lehigh trail. At Wangum Rd, turn right , then left on Main St. Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, left on Park Rd, then right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. . Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin

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April 13, 2019 – Perinton Bike Hike Way and Ayrault Rd

Post-run Coffee Location – FairPour Coffee Roasters, located on the canal in Fairport, 6North Main St. They open at 8:00 am. This week’s run should take us right past their location.

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Take the pedestrian bridge across the canal after you pass by Turk Hill, which puts you on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.

For 10.3 miles, turn right on Ayrault Rd, then return to the basin on the canal.

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For 12 miles stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Hogan. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 13.7 miles, stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Mason. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 15.5 miles, take the Perinton Bike Hike Way across Rt 31 and continue to Lollypop. Turn left on Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn right on Rt 31, then left on Aldrich. Take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 7 miles – I recommend out and back on the canal to Perinton Town Park.

April 6, 2019 – The Springhouse Run


Post-run coffee meeting place – Root 31 in the Pittsford Plaza, near Trader Joe’s. Root 31 opens at 9:00 am on Saturday, so plan accordingly.

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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