Category Archives: Road

Routes that feature primarily roads as the running surface

December 14, 2019 –Kennelley Park Gazebo Christmas Picture Run

Post-run coffee –Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

Plan to meet at the  Kennelley Park Gazebo at 7:45 am for the 2019 Holiday Picture. The Gazebo is located between the Fairport Library and the canal. Choose your route there depending on how far you can run in an hour and five minutes.

All routes – get on the canal and head towards Fairport.

For 7.1 miles to the Gazebo – go just past Perinton Town Park, turn left onto O’Connor (like you do for the Linear Park Run), then turn right on Whitney. Take Whitney to Turrk Hill, and turn right on Turk Hill. Cross over the canal and then turn right on East Church St. Turn right on Rt. 250/South Main St. Gazebo will be on the left just before the canal.

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7429894     (7.1 miles to the Gazebo)

For 6 miles – stay on the canal past Perinton Town Park. When you get close to the lift bridge that is closed, bear left on to Lift Bridge Lane. Cross over N. Main St (250) and continue on Lift Bridge Lane. Reconnect with the towpath – then exit onto Turk Hill. Cross over the canal and then turn right on East Church St. Turn right on Rt. 250/South Main St. Gazebo will be on the left just before the canal.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7429897      (6 miles to the Gazebo)

For 5 miles to the Gazebo – stay on the canal past Perinton Town Park. When you get close to the lift bridge that is closed, bear left on to Lift Bridge Lane. Cross over N. Main St (250), then turn right on Parker St. Turn right into the parking lot for Packett’s Landing, and exit onto Main St – turning right onto Main St. Just before the lift bridge, you will find the Gazebo on the left.

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For 4.5 miles to the Gazebo – exit the canal just before Perinton Town Park, turn right on West Church St. Cross over the canal, turn left at the first street (Nelson St), then turn right on the third street, West Avenue. West Avenue ends at Kennelley Park.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7429899 (4.5 miles to the Gazebo)

Return Trip – You are welcome to take any of the above routes back to the start, or you can follow route described here.

For 5.2 miles back to the car – Turn left onto South Main St (250). Turn right on Ayrault, then turn left into Martha Brown Middle School. Pick up the sidewalk that connects to a cul-de-sac, then turn left on Valley Creek Dr. Cross over Rt. 31, and continue on Blackwatch Trail. Turn left on Dunmow, then right on Garnsey. A right on 96 will return you to the parking lot.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7429901      (5.2 miles from Gazebo to Parking lot)

December 7, 2019 –Knickerbocker Hill.

Post-run coffee –Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

ADVANCED NOTICE – 2019 Holiday Picture Run –December 14 at 7:45 am at the Kennelley Park Gazebo in the Village of Fairport. Details TBD.

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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November 30, 2019 – Garnsey-Turk-Steele

Post-run coffee –Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

ADVANCED NOTICE – 2019 Holiday Picture Run –December 14 at 7:45 am at the Kennelley Park Gazebo in the Village of Fairport. Details TBD.

This week’s run – Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn left onto Garnsey.  Right on Turk, then left on Steele.  Turn right at the top of Steele and head down Baker.  Turn right on Valentown, then at High St, turn left (yes – turn left).  Turn right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, then right on 96 followed by a left on Benson.  Turn right on Fishers, then left on 96 and back to the parking lot.  Distance is 12.2 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 miles – at Valentown and High St – turn right on High St, then right on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 10.7 miles – right on High St, left on 96, then right on Benson and rejoin the 12.2 mile route above.

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For 15 miles – From Baker, turn left on Valentown, then right on Egypt-Victor Rd.  Turn right on Aldridge, right on High St, then left on Willowbrook, rejoining the main route.  Then on Fishers Rd, come back thru Powder Mills Park (left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd.)

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November 23, 2019 – Pittsford Mendon Rd.

Post-run coffee –Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

Short Route – Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn right on Park Rd and follow to the end. Turn right on East, then left on Thornell. Turn left at the stop light – Pittsford Mendon Rd. Turn left on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and return to the basin. Distance is 7.5 miles.

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For 10.7 miles – start with the short route. On Pittsford Mendon Rd go past Van Voorhis. Turn left on Cole Rd, then left on Mile Square, rejoining the short route.

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For 11.7 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd past Cole to Smith. Turn left on Smith, then left on Miles Square, rejoining the shorter routes.

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For 13.9 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd past Smith. Turn left on Rt. 251, then left on Mile Squaree, rejoining the shorter routes.

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For 15 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd past Rt. 251. Turn left on Taylor, the left on Mile Square, rejoining the shorter routes.

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November 16, 2019 – Linear Park Run

Post-run coffee –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.

November 2, 2019 – Gillis Rd

Post Run Coffee – Panera Bread past the mall on 96.

All routes – turn left out of the parking lot and head up 96 to the Mall. Turn left onto High St Extension and then left onto High St.

For 12.1 miles – from High St, turn left on Gillis, then left on Cobble Creek Rd. Take the first two right turns to contine on Cobble Creek Rd. Turn left on Egypt Victor Rd, then left on Valentown. Turn right to head up Baker, then left on Steele. Cross over Turk Hill and continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 8.9 miles – from High St, turn left on Valentown, then left on Baker.  Left on Steele, cross over Turk Hill and continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 10 miles – follow the 8.9 mile route – when on Neuchatel, stay on Neuchatel all the way over to Moseley. Turn right on Moseley, then left on Garnsey, rejoining the 8.9 mile route.

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For 14 miles – Take Gillis past Cobble Creek. Cross over Egypt-Victor, then turn left on Blazey. Turn left on Richardson, left on Egypt-Victor Rd, then right on Valentown, rejoining the main route.

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For 16 miles – follow 14 mile route. On Blazey – continue on Blazey past Richardson. Blazey changes names to Daley. Turn left on Wilkinson, then left on Egypt-Victor, and rejoin the 14 mile route.

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October 26, 2019 – Halloween Picture Run to Powers Farm Market

This week is the annual Halloween Picture Run to Powers Farm Market.

Picture time: 7:45 am at the teepees at Powers Farm Market

For the fast runners – Distance to Powers – 7.6 miles

Turn right out of the parking lot, turn right on Kreag Rd, then left on 31, take the ramp to the canal and follow the canal towards Pittsford. From here, run the traditional route to Powers – exit the canal at Schoen Place, turn right on N. Main St (96), then right on Washington followed by a right on Golf. A left into the parking lot of Powers just before Marsh Rd and you are there.

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Distance to Powers – 5.3 miles

Get on the canal at the basin – head towards Pittsford. Turn right on N. Main St (96), then right on Washington followed by a right on Golf. A left into the parking lot of Powers just before Marsh Rd and you are there.

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Distance to Powers – 3.8 miles

Get on the canal at the basin. Take the trail connector to Marsh Road just before the flood control gate. Take Marsh Rd to Powers.

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For the return trip from Powers – 3.8 miles– Take Marsh Road –Cross over 31 and pick up the connector trail over to canal on the right. Follow the canal back to the basin

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October 19, 2019 – Indian Hill Section of the Crescent Trail or Thayer

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 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 to Turk Hill. Turn right on Turk Hill, then left on Garnsey and return to the parking lot. 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. Puts the distance around 12 miles

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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October 12, 2019 – Mile Square

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Park Rd. Turn left on East. East will change names to Mile Square. Turn left onto the Lehigh Trail, then take the ramp on the right down to the Auburn Trail. Turn left on the Auburn Trail and follow this across Main St. Fishers to Fishers Rd. Turn right on Fishers Rd., then left on 96 and return to the parking lot. Distance is 12.7 miles.

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For 7.4 miles – on Mile Square, turn left on Probst, then rejoin the main route by turning left on Fishers Rd.

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For 10 miles – on Mile Square, turn left on Main St Fishers, then rejoin the main route by turning left on Fishers Rd.

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For 14.9 miles – stay on Mile Square to the end. Turn left on Taylor, then right on Strong. Turn left on Dryer, then left on Willis Hill. Turn left on 251, right on Wangum, left on Main St Fishers then right on Fishers Rd and re-join the main route.

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October 5, 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.