Category Archives: Road

Routes that feature primarily roads as the running surface

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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February 23, 2019 – Ayrault and Thayer

Post-Run Coffee Meeting – Starbucks on 96 across from Eastview Mall

Save the Date – Around the Bay – March 9, 2019

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Exit onto Ayrault and turn right, heading east on Ayrault.

For 7.6 miles – Turn right on Turk Hill, right on Garnsey then right on 96.

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For 9.0 miles – Turn right on Hogan, right on 31, left on Turk Hill. Right on Garnsey will bring you back to 96 – turn right.

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For 10.8 miles – Turn right on Hogan, left on 31 and then right on Thayer. At Bluhm, turn right to continue on Thayer. Turn right on Steele, cross over Turk to continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey, and right on 96.

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For 11.6 miles – Turn right on Mason, right on 31 and then left on Thayer. At Bluhm, turn right to continue on Thayer. Turn right on Steele, cross over Turk to continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey, and right on 96.

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For 13.1 miles – Take Ayrault to the end, turn right on Aldrich. Turn right on 31, and then left on Thayer. At Bluhm, turn right to continue on Thayer. Turn right on Steele, cross over Turk to continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey, and right on 96.

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For 14.3 miles – when on the canal – get off on Rt. 31 and turn left, heading west on 31. Turn right on Ayrault and run the entire length of Ayrault. Turn right on Aldrich. Turn right on 31, and then left on Thayer. At Bluhm, turn right to continue on Thayer. Turn right on Steele, cross over Turk to continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey, and right on 96.

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February 16, 2019 – Golf Rd and French Rd

Post-Run Meeting Place – Cindy Ingalls’ home –

Cindy has once again offered to host this weekend, so the plan is to meet at her house following the run. Cindy will give directions at the start of the run. Come as you are after your run!

Head out Marsh Rd towards Powers Farm Market. Turn left on Golf Rd. Cross over Washington and cut thru the cemetery to 96. Cross over 96 and continue on French Rd. Take French Rd over to Clover. Turn left on Clover, then pick up the canal and return to the basin. Distance is 12.7 miles.

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For 8.6 miles – From Golf Rd, turn left on Washington, then left on 96, then left onto the canal and return to the basin

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For 11 miles – From French Rd – turn left on 31, then pick up the canal and return to the basin

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February 9, 2019 – Gillis Rd

Post Run Coffee – Bruegger’s Bagels

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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February 2, 2019 –The Fishers Run


Post Run Coffee – The Village Bakery and Café at Eastview Mall.

Given that Saturday morning is still cold – I thought something a little sheltered would be in order – and the Fishers Run seemed like a good plan.

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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January 26, 2019 – Calkins Rd


Post Run Coffee Location – Tim Hortons

Head out to the canal – take the canal towards Pittsford.  Take the old train bed trail on the right after crossing the bridge over to Mitchell – turn left and cross over the canal to Rt. 96. Turn left on 96, then right on Crestview.  At the second intersection with Hilltop – turn left, then left on S. Main St.  Continue straight on Pittsford Mendon Center Rd.  At a four way intersection continue going straight on Calkins Rd.  Turn left on Clover, then left on Willard.  Turn right on Mendon Rd., then left on Barker.  Turn right on W. Bloomfield, then left on Thornell.  Follow Thornell all the way back to the basin, then 96 back to the parking lot.  Distance is 11.6 miles.

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For 7.2 miles –  When you get to 96 and Mitchell, turn left on 96, then take a right on East. Turn right on Mill Rd, then a left on Thornell leads you back to the basin and a right on 96 returns you to the parking lot.

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For 9.5 miles – at the intersection with Calkins, turn left to continue on Mendon Center Rd.  Turn left on Barker and continue as above.

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For 13.7 miles – on Calkins – continue heading west until you get to Pittsford Henrietta Townline Rd – turn left.  Then turn left on Lehigh Station Rd.  Turn left on Clover, then right on Willard and continue back following the 11.6 mile route.  Distance is 13.7 miles.

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Other longer options-

For 15.8 miles – stay on Calkins to a left on Pinnacle and left on Lehigh Station Rd.

For 17.8 miles – stay on Calkins to a left on E. Henrietta Rd and a left on Lehigh Station.

For 20.4 miles – stay on Calkins to a left on Middle Rd and a left on Lehigh Station.

January 19, 2019 – Linear Park Run


Post-Run Meeting Place – Cindy Ingalls’ home – Cindy has offered to host this weekend, so the plan is to meet at her house following the run. Cindy will give directions at the start of the run. Come as you are after your 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.