Category Archives: Path

Routes that feature primarily paths as the running surface

January 7, 2017 – Linear Park

January 7, 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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December 3, 2016 – Christmas in Fairport

December 3 – Christmas in Fairport

This week let’s run into the village of Fairport to see how they are decked out for the holidays!

All routes head out the canal towards Fairport.

For 7 miles – turn around at Perinton Town Park and return to the parking lot.

Everyone else – exit the canal onto W. Church St where a right takes you into the village. Turn left onto Main St, and cross over the canal.

For 9 miles – turn left onto the canal trail and return to the parking lot.

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Everyone else – turn right on the canal trail. Go past Turk Hill and take the pedestrian bridge over the canal and continue on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.

For 10.5 miles – turn right on Ayrault and return to the canal and then back to the basin

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For 12.5 miles – stay on the Bike Hike Way to Hogan. Turn right on Hogan, then right on 31. Turn right on Turk Hill, then left on Ayrault. Then take the canal back to the basin.

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For 15 miles – stay on the Bike Hike Way to Lollypop Farms. Turn around and head back to 31. Turn left on 31, then right on Turk Hill, left on Ayrault. Then take the canal back to the basin.

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November 12, 2016 – Linear Park Run

November 12, 2016 – 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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November 5, 2016 – A Section of the Auburn Trail

November 5, 2016 – A Section of the Auburn Trail

Unfortunately the bridge over the canal at Mitchell is out, so we are going to have to modify this route from the summer.

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Park Rd. Turn right on East St and follow East to 96. Turn left on 96, then left on Knickerbocker. Turn left onto the Auburn Trail. Follow the Auburn Trail over to Mill Rd and turn right. Cross over Thornell and continue on the Auburn Trail to East St.

For 8.8 miles – turn left on Park Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot

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For 10 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail over to Railroad Mills, cross over and stay on the Auburn Trail to Woolston. Turn left on Woolston, left on Fishers, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 11 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Railroad Mills/Probst. Turn left on Railroad Mills, then left on Fishers. Turn left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 12.3 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Fishers Rd. Turn left on Fishers, then left on 96.

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For 13.6 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Main St. Fishers. Turn right , then right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot

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October 29, 2016 – Halloween Run to Powers Farm Market

Halloween Picture Run – October 29, 2016

It is time for our annual Halloween Picture Run at Powers Farm Market. Dick and Maureen will be on hand for taking this year’s shot.

Head out the canal towards Pittsford – exit onto N. Main St –  Rt. 96 North – turn right.  Take a right on Washington, followed by a right on Golf Ave.  Turn left into Powers Farm Market, just before Marsh Rd.  Gather at the teepees for a picture – around 7:30 am or so.  Return along Marsh Rd, connecting with the canal just after crossing Rt. 31, and return to the basin.  Distance is 9.1 miles.

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For something just a little longer on the return – on Marsh Rd just before getting to 31, take the old trolley trail into the woods on the right.  Follow this thru the Senior Complex – and out to 31.  Cross over 31 and pick up the old train bed trail back to the canal – canal back to the basin.  Distance is 10.2 miles  

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October 15, 2016 – Perinton Bike-Hike Way

October 15, 2016 – Perinton Bike-Hike Way

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Stay on the canal past Fairport, then take the pedestrian bridge across the canal to pick up the Perinton Bike-Hike Way. Follow the Bike-Hike Way until you get to Hogan – turn right on Hogan, then right on Rt. 31. Turn left on Turk Hill, then right on Garnsey. A right on 96 returns you to the parking lot. Distance is 11.4 miles.

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For 7 miles, go out the canal to Perinton Town Park, turn around and retrace your steps back to the parking lot.

TRAIL OPTION – Stay on the Perinton Bike-Hike Way past Hogan – look for the orange trail on the right just past a small bridge. Take the orange trail over to 31, cross over Rt. 31 and continue on the orange trail all the way to the Christmas Tree Farm. Stay on orange around the left edge of the field, then turn right on the white trail and follow this over to Doc Lilac’s Lilac Farm. Pop out on Turk Hill Rd, turn right, then left on Garnsey. A right turn on 96 will bring you back to the parking lot. Distance is 13 miles.

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For 12.6 miles – Stay on the Bike-Hike Way to Mason/Rt. 31. Turn right on 31, then rejoin the first route.

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For 13.7 miles – Stay on the Bike-Hike Way to Egypt-Victor Rd (Lollypop Farms). Turn around and retrace your steps to 31. Turn left on 31 and rejoin the first route.

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For 16 miles – Stay on the Bike-Hike Way to Pannell. Turn around and retrace your steps to Rt. 31. Turn left and rejoin the first route.

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October 1, 2016 – Springhouse Run

October 1, 2016 – 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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July 30, 2016 – Linear Park Run

July 30, 2016 – 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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July 9, 2016 – Springhouse Run

July 9, 2016 – 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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July 2, 2016 – Auburn Trail Sections

July 2, 2016 – A Section of the Auburn Trail…….

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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