Category Archives: Road

Routes that feature primarily roads as the running surface

June 8, 2019 – White Brook Nature Trails

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.

Trails 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.

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Road 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 12.8 miles.

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Road 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.

Or turn left on Hogan, then left on Ayrault, rejoin main route.  Distance is 9.3 miles.

TRAILS 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.

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June 1, 2019 – High St and Fishers Rd

Post-Run Coffee – Panera Bread past Eastview Mall

Turn left out of the parking lot and head up 96 to the mall.

TRAIL OPTION – Turn left on Moseley, then immediate right on Lasalle Parkway. At the end, pick up the Seneca Trail, which runs behind the Plaza. Cross over Turk Hill and continue on the Seneca Trail under the power line. Follow this into the woods on the right near the top of the hill. Cross over High Pointe and you will come out near Valentown Hall. Cross over High St and continue on the Seneca Trail to the left of the Restaurants. This trail will follow along 96 then go behind the Walmart Plaza, and come out on Willowbrook. Turn right, go under the bridges, then climb over the guard rail to continue on the Seneca Trail. Follow the trail into Ambush Valley, where General Denonville with around 3000 troops was attacked by Seneca Indians in 1687. Continue on the trail – you will come out on 96 across from Rt. 251. Take 251, then turn right on a blue trail, just before you get to the Auburn Trail. Follow the blue trail over to the Lehigh Trail – turn right on the Lehigh Trail, cross over the Auburn Trail, then take the ramp on the right down to the Auburn Trail. Turn left on the Auburn Trail – follow this to Fishers Rd. Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot. Or just follow me. My best estimate is the trail route is 12.3 miles

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All road routes – from 96 turn left onto High St.

For 9.4 miles – turn right on Willowbrook, then right on Rowley. Turn right on 96, then left on Benson. Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 10.3 miles – turn right on Willowbrook, then right on Rowley. Cross over 96 and continue on Main St. Fishers. Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 12.1 miles – turn right on Lane, then right on 96 followed by a left on 251. Turn right on Wangum, then a left on Main St Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 13.1 miles – turn right on Lane, then right on 96 followed by a left on 251. Turn left on Cork, then right on Modock. Turn right on Willis Hill, left on 251. Turn right on Wangum, then a left on Main St Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 15 miles – stay on High St into the Village of Victor. Turn left onto Main St, then right onto School St. Turn right on Dryer, then right on Cork. Turn left onto Modock. Turn right on Willis Hill, left on 251. Turn right on Wangum, then a left on Main St Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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May 18, 2019 –The Fishers Run – 40th Anniversary!


Please Note: On this day we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the founding of the Oven Door Runners. Please join us for a celebration starting at 5 pm at the NY Beer Project located across from the Valentown Museum near Eastview Mall.

Anniversary Picture prior to the run in the park and ride.

Post Run Coffee – Panera Bread on 96 just past Eastview Mall on the right.

In honor of our 40th anniversary, it seems fitting to do our “signature” run – The Fishers Run !

The traditional Fishers Run, from the parking lot is 9.5 miles – Turn left onto 96, right on Park Rd.  Turn left on Corduroy, and then left on Woolston.  Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on Main St. Fishers.  Turn left on Log Cabin, then right on Lower Fishers, and then left on Benson.  Turn right on Fishers Rd, then return thru Powder Mills Park (left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd)  Turn left on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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Note: You can skip the Lower Fishers option by staying on Log Cabin. This shortens any route by 1 mile.

You can skip Powder Mills Park on the way back by staying on Fishers Rd to 96. This shortens any route by 0.5 miles

For 7.5 miles – take 96 directly to Fishers Rd. Left on Main St. Fishers, then left on Log Cabin. Stay on Log Cabin, then left on Benson, right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96.

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For 12.5 miles – start with the standard route. At Main St. Fishers, turn right, then take a left on Old Dutch. Turn left on 251, left on Wangum, then right on Main St Fishers, and rejoin the standard route.     

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May 11, 2019 – Doc Lilac’s Lilac Nursery Run

Postrun Coffee Meeting Place – Brueggers

Time to check out the Lilacs!

From the Park and Ride – turn left on 96, then left on Garnsey, turn left on Turk Hill, then right on 31.  Turn right onto the parking area for Indian Hill.  Take whatever trail up the hill you want to up to the top.  Head over to the far side of the big open field and pick up the orange trail over to the pine tree farm.  Stay on orange out towards Turk Hill along the left side of the tree farm – and take the white trail on the right over to Doc Lilac’s Lilac Farm. The trail comes up to a farm lane – turn right, then after you pass a set of beehives, the white trail goes into the woods and up to the Lilacs. Enjoy the Lilacs and then head out  to Turk Hill to Garnsey and back to the basin.  Distance is about 9 miles.

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You can increase the distance by turning left on Turk Hill and then picking up the Crescent Trail off Turk Hill on the right after you pass by Beaumont.  Follow the Crescent Trail back to Garnsey then out to the Park and Ride

For mostly roads,

Stay on Rt. 31 beyond the parking area of Indian Hill– turn right on Thayer, right on Steele, cross over Turk into Beaumont, right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, left on Garnsey and back to the basin.  Or turn right on Turk Hill and then right to go into the Lilac Nursery. Distance is 10 miles.

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For 11.2 – on Turk Hill continue heading north across Rt. 31. Turn right on Ayrault, then pick up the Perinton Bike Hike Way and turn right.  Turn right on Hogan, then left on 31.  Turn right onto Thayer and rejoin the 10 mile route.

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For 12.4 – stay on Turk Hill until you get to Pebble Hill Rd.  Turn right on Pebble Hill Rd, then right on Perinton Bike Hike Way and rejoin the 11.2 mile route.

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For 14.2 – take Turk Hill to the canal – get on the canal and head east, then cross over the canal to continue on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.  Take the Bike Hike Way all the way to Rt. 31.  Turn right on 31, then left on Thayer, rejoining the 10 mile route.

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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.

March 30, 2019 – Mendon Ponds Park


Post-run coffee – Panera Bread – located on Rt. 96. Take 96 past Eastview Mmall – located on the right side of the road past the turn in for BJs, before the McDonalds, across from Walmart.

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Park Rd. Turn right on East, then left on Thornell. Take the Thornell to the end, then turn left on W. Bloomfield. Cross over the Thruway, then turn right on Canfield. Turn right on Pittsford Mendon Center Rd. Turn right on Barker, then right on W. Bloomfield.  Turn left on Thornell and take this all the way back to the basin. Turn right on 96 and back to the parking lot. Distance is 11.9 miles.

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For 7.4 miles – on Thornell, turn left on Pittsford Mendon Rd, then left onto Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and back to the basin.

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For 9.4 miles – on W. Bloomfield, turn left on Canfield just before you get to the Thruway. Turn left on Pittsford Mendon Rd, then turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and back to the basin.

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For 14.9 miles – on Canfield continue on straight past Mendon Center Rd to Clover. Turn right on Clover, then right on Willard. Turn right on Mendon Center Rd, then left on Barker. Turn right on W. Bloomfield.  Turn left on Thornell and take this all the way back to the basin. Turn right on 96 and back to the parking lot. Distance is      14.9 miles.

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March 23, 2019 – Garnsey Turk Steele and Bluhm


Post-run coffee – Starbucks at the Pittsford Library. Park behind the Library.

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn left onto Garnsey.  Right on Turk, then left on Steele.  Turn left at the top of Steele and head down Thayer. Go straight onto Bluhm, then right on Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn right on Valentown, then right on High St. Take a right on 96 and return to the parking lot.  Distance is 12.4 miles.

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For 6.6 miles – when on Turk Hill – Stay on Turk Hill past Steele. Turn right on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 9.4 miles  – on Valentown, before you get to High St, look for a new road named Fernwood Trail on the right. Take Fernwood Trail – it will turn into High Point Drive. Turn right 96 and head back to the parking lot.

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March 16, 2019 –Knickerbocker Hill.


Start time – 6:30 am

Start location – Park-and-Ride in Bushnell’s Basin.

After Run Meeting Location -Village Bakery Café at Eastview Mall

All routes – start by turning left out of the parking lot. Then turn right on Park Rd, right on East, left on Thornell and then a right on Mill. Turn left on East, then left on 96.

For 8 miles – turn right on Mitchell, then turn right on the Auburn Trail that takes you to the canal. Follow the Canal back to the basin.

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For 9.4 miles – stay on 96 into Pittsford. Turn right on S. Main St, then turn right on State St. (Rt. 31). Pick up the canal and return to the basin.

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For 10.7 miles – from 96, turn left onto Knickerbocker Rd and head up the hill. Turn right onto Mendon Rd, then at the stoplight turn right. Go into the village of Pittsford, turn right on 31 – State St. At the bridge over the canal- pick up the canal and take the canal back to the basin.

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For 13.2 miles – from 96, turn left onto Knickerbocker Rd and head up the hill. Turn right onto Mendon Rd, then at the stoplight go straight onto Stone. Stay on Stone (turn left off Tobey). Turn right on Clover, cross over the canal and pick up the canal for the run back to the basin

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March 9, 201 – Around the Bay


Starting Location: Parking lot at the end of Culver Rd in Irondequoit

Starting time: 7:00 am

Starting from the Parking lot at the end of Culver Rd.  Turn left out of the parking lot and turn left on the Sea Breeze Expressway. At Titus get on the right side of the Express way and take the sidewalk onto Kane. Turn left onto East Ridge Rd, and then take a right on Bay Shore Blvd.  Next take a right on Bay View Rd and head up the hill.   At the top of the hill turn left to stay on Bay View Rd, then turn left on Glen Haven Rd.  You will make a left to continue on Bay Front S.  Turn right to go up a steep hill – Orchard Park Blvd.  This will bring you to Empire.  Turn left on Empire – go down the hill and up the other side.  Turn left onto Bay Rd.  Follow Bay Rd until you cross over Rt. 104 and then take the first left – Volk Rd.  (This will get you away from the fast moving traffic on Bay Rd.)  Turn right on Dewitt.  At the tee-intersection turn right (Backus Rd) and that will bring you back to Bay Rd.  Turn left on Bay Rd.  Take a left at the tee with Lake Rd.  You have about a mile to go at this point.  Run across the bridge and back to your car.  The distance is 14.2 miles.

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For those wanting to run from the basin  – I recommend the Fishers Run – 9.5 miles (Starting at the usual time of 6:30 am)

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March 2, 2019 – Smith

Post-run coffee at Tim Horton’s in the basin

Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn right on Fishers Rd., then turn right on Railroad Mills. Go straight to continue on Probst. Turn left on Mile Square, then turn right on Smith. Cross over Mendon Rd, then cross over W. Bloomfield. There is a buffalo ranch on the right. Continue on Smith, then turn right on Mendon Center Rd. Turn right on Canfield, then left on W. Bloomfield followed by a right to continue on Canfield. Turn left on Mendon Rd, then right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. A right on 96 brings you back to the parking lot. Distance is 13.9 miles.

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For 7.2 miles – Start with the main route. At Probst and Mile Square, turn right on Mile Square. Mile Square will turn into East. Then turn right on Thornell and back to the basin.

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For 9.5 miles – Start with the main route. On Mile Square, turn right on Cole, then right on Mendon Rd. Then turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. A right on 96 brings you back to the parking lot

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For 10.5 miles – Start with the main route. On Smith, turn right on Mendon Rd. Then turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. A right on 96 brings you back to the parking lot

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For 11.5 miles – Start with the main route. On Smith, turn right on W. Bloomfield. Turn right on Canfield. Turn left on Mendon Rd, then right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. A right on 96 brings you back to the parking lot.

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For 16.2 miles – Start with the main route. When Smith tees with Mendon Center, turn left. Turn right on Pond, then right on Douglas. Turn right on Canfield  then left on W. Bloomfield followed by a right to continue on Canfield. Turn left on Mendon Rd, then right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. A right on 96 brings you back to the parking lot.        

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