Category Archives: Road

Routes that feature primarily roads as the running surface

October 31, 2015 – Halloween Picture Run

Halloween Picture Run – October 31, 2015

It is time for our annual Halloween Picture Run at Powers Farm Market. I checked with Powers, and they have promised to have the teepees open this year. (I have heard this promise in the past, so we shall see!) 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 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 24, 2015 – High St.

October 24, 2015 – Head Out High St.

Head out 96 towards the mall. Turn left onto High St Extension, then left onto High St.

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

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6740212

For 11.5 miles – turn right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, then straight onto Main St. Fishers. Turn right on Log Cabin, right on Lower Fishers, then left on Benson. Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, then right on Park Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6740216     

For 13.2 miles – stay on High St past Willowbrook. Turn right on Lane, then right on 96 followed by a quick left on 251. Turn right on the Auburn Trail, cross over Phillips, then turn right on Main St. Fishers. Left on Log Cabin, right on Lower Fishers, left on Benson, right on Fishers, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, and a left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6740218     

For 15.1 miles – stay on High St all the way into Victor. Turn left on 96, then right on School St. Turn right on Rawson, then turn right on the Auburn Trail. Stay on the Auburn Trail to Main St. Fishers. Turn right on Main St. Fishers. Left on Log Cabin, right on Lower Fishers, left on Benson, right on Fishers, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, and a left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6740222     

October 17, 2015 – Linear Park Run

October 17, 2015 – 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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(Turning left on Linden from Whitney and then left on Bluff Dr. makes the route 11.8 miles)

(For 16.4 miles – on the above route, turn right on 441, left on Baird, left on Whalen and lefto on Five Mile Rd. When you get back to 441, turn right and return to the main route. )

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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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October 3, 2015 – Twisted Knickers

October 3, 2015 – Twisted Knickerbocker

With Marsh road still closed, we will need to avoid the canal.

Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn right on Park Rd, then right on East. Turn left on Thornell, then right on Mill Rd. Turn left on East, left on 96, then left on Knickerbocker. Turn right on Mendon, then take the straight option onto Stone. Follow Stone to Clover.  And know for the twist – turn left on Clover, then left on Willard. Turn right on Pittsford Mendon Center Rd, then left on Barker. Turn right on W. Bloomfield, then a left on Thornell and return to the Basin. Distance is 13.9 miles.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6466004      

For 11.6 miles – instead of going straight onto Stone, turn left onto Mendon Center Rd. Bear left at Calkins to stay on Mendon Center Rd.  Turn left on Barker and rejoin the main route.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6466008      

For 10.2 miles – from Knickerbocker turn left on Mendon Rd, then left on Thornell, rejoining the main route.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6466012      

For 16.0 miles – from Mendon Center Rd. – turn right on Calkins, then left on Pittsford-Henrietta Town Line Road. Turn left on Lehigh Station Rd., then left on Pittsford Mendon Center Rd. Turn right on Willard and rejoin the main route.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6466014      

September 26, 2015 – Fishers Run

September 26, 2015 – Fishers Run

For 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. Turn right on Lower Fishers, 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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For 12.6 miles – start with Fishers Run -– at Main St. Fishers, turn right, then left on Old Dutch. Turn left on 251, then right on Wangum Rd.  Turn right on Main St Fishers, then left on Log Cabin, right on Lower Fishers, left on Benson, right on Fishers Rd, and return thru Powder Mill Park and to the parking lot on 96.

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For 15 miles – start with the Fishers Run – at Main St. Fishers, turn left, then right on Wangum Rd.  Turn right on 251, then left on Strong.  Turn left on Dryer, then left on Willis Hill.  Turn left on 251 and right on Wangum.  Turn right on Main St Fishers, then left on Log Cabin, right on Lower Fishers, left on Benson, right on Fishers Rd, and return thru Powder Mill Park and to the parking lot on 96.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6063557      

For 18.6 miles – start with the Fishers Run – at Main St. Fishers, turn left, then right on Wangum Rd.  Turn right on 251, then left on Strong.  Turn left on Dryer, then left on School St.  Turn left onto the Auburn Trail, and follow the Auburn Trail back to Powder Mills Park.  Take Railroad Mills to Park Rd, turn left, then take a right on East St.  Turn right on Thornell, right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6063548      

September 19, 2015 – White Brook Nature Trails

September 19, 2015 – White Brook Nature Trails

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.  Pick up the orange trail on the right just before the creek.  Follow the orange trail over to Broadmoor.  Turn left on Broadmoor, then turn right to get back on the orange trail.  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 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.  Distance is 11 miles.

Or turn left on Hogan, then left on Ayrault.  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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September 12, 2015 – Golf Rd and Wynd’s Woods Trail

September 12, 2015 – Golf Rd and Wynds Woods

Take the canal towards Pittsford. Take the old train bed to the right just past the flood control gates. Cross over Mitchell and then cross over Rt 31. Continue on the trail through the senior citizen complex. This trail will bring you back to Marsh Rd. Turn left on Marsh, then turn left on Golf Rd. At the tee with Washington, turn right. Turn left on Cranswick. Turn right on Landsdown, then immediately on the left there is a trail – Wynds Woods Trail. Taking right turn options, run until you get to the St. John Fishers Golf Course. Turn around, and continue taking right turn options – this brings you back slightly differently than you went out. Back at Landsdowne, turn right. Take a left on East Ave/Rt 96. At Schoen Place pick up the canal and return to where you started. Distance is 12.4 miles.

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If you skip the Wynds Woods Trail, your distance is 11.2 miles.

For 15.6 miles – follow the main route until you are on East Ave. Turn right on French Rd and follow this across Rt. 31 and over to the old Erie Canal trail. Turn left on the trail, and then turn left on the Barge Canal Trail. Take the canal all the way back to the basin.

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For 10.1 miles – follow the main route until you get to Washington. Turn left on Washington, then left on East, then left onto the canal and return to the basin.

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For 8 miles, stay on the canal until you get to the second time the canal goes under Rt. 31. Turn around and head back to the basin.

September 5, 2015 – Cobblestone Creek

September 5, 2015 – Cobblestone Creek

Take a left out of the parking lot on 96. Turn right on Fishers Rd, then bear left onto Benson. Stay on Benson to the end – turn right on 96. Turn left on Rowley, then left on Willowbrook. Turn left on High St., then right on Eleanor. Turn right on Gillis, then a left into Cobblestone Creek. Take a couple of right turns to get onto Cobble Creek Rd. Follow this over to Victor-Egypt Rd and turn left. Turn left on Valentown, then right on Baker. Turn left on Steele – then cross over Turk onto Beauclaire. Right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard hill, left on Garnsey and a right on 96 returns you to the parking lot. Distance is 13.4 miles.

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6701890  (13.4 miles)

For 9.4 miles – on High St go past Eleanor and stay on High St. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6701894 (9.4 miles)

For 12.1 miles – stay on High St past Eleanor. Turn right on Valentown, then a left on Baker and rejoin the main route

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6701890 (12.1 miles)

For 15.4 miles – on Gillis – go past Cobblestone Creek. Cross over Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn left on Blazey, then left on Richardson. Turn left on Egypt-Victor Rd, then right on Valentown, rejoining the main route.

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6701886 (15.4 miles)

August 29, 2015 – Mendon Ponds Park

August 29, 2015 – Mendon Ponds Park

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 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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August 22, 2015 – Up Bluhm!

August 22, 2015 – Up Bluhm!

Head out the canal path towards Fairport. Exit the canal onto Ayrault Rd – head east.  Turn right onto the Perinton Bike Hike Way. At 31 turn left and then bear right to continue on the Bike Hike Way. Take it over to Lollypop Farms. Turn right on Victor Rd, then turn right on Bluhm and head up! Bluhm ends and go straight to continue on Thayer. (Do not turn right on Thayer). Turn right on Steele, cross over Turk and continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, then right on Vineyard Hill. Turn left on Garnsey. A right on 96 returns you to the parking lot. Distance is 12.6 miles.

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For 10.6 miles – follow the standard route – when the Perinton Bike Hike Way gets to Hogan, turn right, then left on 31. Turn right on Thayer and head up. Turn right at the intersection with Bluhm to continue on Thayer, rejoining the main route.

 http://www.gmap-pedometer.com?r=6693414     

For 16.2 miles – follow the standard route, and when you get back to 96, turn left. Then turn right on Park Rd. Turn right on East, then right on Thornell. Take a right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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