Category Archives: Trail

Routes that feature primarily trails as the running surface

May 20, 2017 – Seneca and Auburn Trails

May 20, 2017 – Seneca to Auburn Trails

For Trails – turn left out of the parking lot and head towards the mall. At Moseley, turn left and take the immediate right on LaSalle.  Pick up the Seneca Trail at the end of LaSalle. Trail runs behind Bed Bath & Beyond, crosses over Turk Hill, then follows the power line. Near the top of the hill, the trail heads off to the right. Trail crosses over High Point Drive and then down to Valentown Museum. Cross over High Street and pick up the trail opposite Valentown. Trail will lead behind Walmart, then over to Willoughbrook. Turn right on Willowbrook, then after you pass thru the tunnels, turn right to continue on the Seneca Trail.  Follow the trail thru Ambush Valley. Trail will lead you to 96 across from Rt. 251. Cross over 96 and head down Rt. 251.  Pick up the blue trail (old trolley trail) on the right just before you get to the Auburn trail (like 20 yards or so).  Follow the blue trail to the Lehigh Trail. Turn left on the Lehigh Trail, then take the ramp down to the Auburn Trail. Turn left on the Auburn trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot. Distance is 13.3 miles.

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For Road Routes

For 9.4 miles – Left out of the parking lot, run up 96 to the mall. Turn left onto High St. Right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, 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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11.3 miles – Left out of the parking lot, run up 96 to the mall. Turn left onto High St. Right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, cross over 96 and continue on Main St. Fishers. Right on Auburn Trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 12.6 – on High St, continue past Willowbrook, then right on Lane. Turn right on 96 then left on 251. Right on Auburn Trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 14.6 – on High St., continue past Lane. At Main St in Victor, turn left. Turn right on School, then right on Rawson. Right on Auburn Trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

May 13, 2017 – Doc Lilac’s Lilac Nursery Run

May 13, 2017 – Doc Lilac’s Lilac Nursery Run

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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May 6, 2017 – Daffodil Meadow

May 6, 2017 – Daffodil Meadow and Powder Mills Park Trails

The main route this week will be to run the trails at Powder Mills Park. Start by turning right out of the parking lot- run down 96, then turn left onto Thornell. Turn left onto the trails just before the bridge that crosses Irondequoit Creek. Check out the daffodils in the Daffodil Meadow, then continue running trails in the park until you are half tired, and then return to the parking lot.

For road only options

8.6 miles –stay on Thornell, turn left on East, then left on Park Rd. Turn right on Corduroy, right on Woolston, then left on Railroad Mills. At Probst, turn left to continue on Railroad Mills. Turn left on Fishers Rd, then turn left on Woolston. A right on Corduroy followed by a right on Park Rd, then a left on 96 will bring you back to the parking lot.

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For 9.8 miles –start with the 8.6 mile route – at Railroad Mills/Probst Intersection go straight on the Auburn Trail. At Fishers Rd, turn left, then rejoin the 8.6 mile route at Woolston.

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For 12.6 miles – start with the 8.6 mile route – at Railroad Mills/Probst Intersection, turn right on Probst. Turn left on Mile Square, then left on Main St. Fishers. Turn left on Fishers Rd, then rejoin the 8.6 mile route

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April 15, 2017 – Woodcliff, Neuchatel, Steele and Beyond

April 15, 2017 – Woodcliff, Neuchatel and beyond

Turn left out of the parking lot and head up 96. Turn left on Woodcliff and then turn right on Moseley. Turn left on Neuchatel, follow this over to beauclaire, turn left and then cross over Turk Hill, head up Steele. At the top of Steele, turn left onto Thayer. At the Bluhm-Thayer intersection, turn left to continue on Thayer. Turn left on 31, then left on Turk Hill. A right on Garnsey will bring you back to the basin. Distance is 11.0 miles.

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For 12.1 miles – at the Bluhm/Thayer Intersection – go straight on Bluhm. Turn left on Loud, then left on 31 and rejoin the main route.

For 13.1 miles take Blum all the way to Egypt Victor Rd. Turn left on Egypt Victor Rd., then take a left on the Perinton Bike Hike Way just past Lollypop. At 31 turn left and rejoin the main route.

For 15.1 miles – on the 13.1 mile route – turn right at Egypt Victor Rd, then left on Wilkinson. Turn left on Pannell, then turn left onto the Perinton Bike Hike Way, cross back over  Egypt Victor Rd, rejoining the 13.1 mile route.

For 7.5 miles – when you get to Turk Hill from Beauclaire, turn left, then a left on Garnsey and back to the parking lot.

 For a fun trail option – follow the main route until you are on the beginning of Neuchatel. Take the first right – Cressler Ct. Turn left onto the Crescent Trail (White Blazes?). Then connect with the Orange Trail and follow the orange trail all the way back to Garnsey. Turn left then a right on 96 back to the parking lot.

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January 21, 2017 – Springhouse Run

January 21, 2017 – Springhouse Run

I hope you are all enjoying the mild winter – with the lack of snow, I thought we could hit a few trails –

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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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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September 10, 2016

September 10, 2016 – Seneca to Auburn Trails

For Trails – turn left out of the parking lot and head towards the mall. At Moseley, turn left and take the immediate right on LaSalle.  Pick up the Seneca Trail at the end of LaSalle. Trail runs behind Bed Bath & Beyond, crosses over Turk Hill, then follows the power line. Near the top of the hill, the trail heads off to the right. Trail crosses over High Point Drive and then down to Valentown Museum. Cross over High Street and pick up the trail opposite Valentown. Trail will lead behind Walmart, then over to Willoughbrook. Turn right on Willowbrook, then after you pass thru the tunnels, turn right to continue on the Seneca Trail.  Follow the trail thru Ambush Valley. Trail will lead you to 96 across from Rt. 251. Cross over 96 and head down Rt. 251.  Pick up the blue trail (old trolley trail) on the right just before you get to the Auburn trail (like 20 yards or so).  Follow the blue trail to the Lehigh Trail. Turn left on the Lehigh Trail, then take the ramp down to the Auburn Trail. Turn left on the Auburn trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot. Distance is 13.3 miles.

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For Road Routes

For 9.4 miles – Left out of the parking lot, run up 96 to the mall. Turn left onto High St. Right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, 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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11.3 miles – Left out of the parking lot, run up 96 to the mall. Turn left onto High St. Right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, cross over 96 and continue on Main St. Fishers. Right on Auburn Trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 12.6 – on High St, continue past Willowbrook, then right on Lane. Turn right on 96 then left on 251. Right on Auburn Trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 14.6 – on High St., continue past Lane. At Main St in Victor, turn left. Turn right on School, then right on Rawson. Right on Auburn Trail and follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 15.8 – from the 14.6 route – on School St., stay on School to Dryer. Turn right on Dryer, then right on Cork. Turn right on 251, then left on Auburn Trail, follow this to Powder Mills Park. Turn right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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September 3, 2016 – Indian Hill Section of the Crescent Trail

September 3, 2016 – Indian Hill Section of the Crescent Trail

From the Park and Ride – turn left on 96, then left on Garnsey and head up the hill.  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 – stay on orange and head out to Turk Hill. Turn right on Turk, then left on Garnsey. A right on 96 returns you 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. Could be 12 miles. Could be more.

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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August 20, 2016 – Crescent Trail

August 20, 2016 – Crescent Trail

The main route this week will be the Crescent Trail. Turn left out of the parking lot, then left on Garnsey and take the first left, Sully’s Trail. Turn right on Kreag, then turn right into the parking lot of the church to pick up the trail over by the dumpsters. Follow the trail over to Garnsey, cross over Garnsey and continue up to Woodcliff. You can decide whether to turn around or to continue on as far as you like!

Road Option

Take 96 towards the mall. Turn left on Woodcliff, then a right on Moseley. Turn left onto Neuchatel. Turn left on Beauclaire, cross over Turk Hill and head up Steele. Turn left at the top of the hill onto Thayer, then at the next intersection turn left to continue on Thayer. Turn left on 31, left on Turk and a right on Garnsey brings you back to 96. Turn right on return to the parking lot. Distance is 11 miles.

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For 7.5 miles – follow the 11 mile route until Beauclaire reaches Turk Hill. Turn left on Turk, then left on Garnsey and head back to the parking lot.

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For 13 miles – follow the 11 mile route until on Thayer. At Thayer/Bluhm intersection go straight to take Bluhm. Turn left on Egypt-Victor Rd, then turn left on the Perinton Bike Hike way after passing Lollypop. Turn left on 31, then left on Turk Hill. Right on Garnsey, right on 96 brings you back to the start.

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August 13, 2016 – Powder Mills Park Half Tired Run

August 13, 2016 – Powder Mills Park Trails

This week the official route will be to run the Powder Mills Park Trails until you are half tired then come back.

For those wishing to remain on roads, then I suggest the Freezeroo Course of 2016 – the way it was meant to be run.

From the parking lot, turn left onto 96, then turn right on Park Rd. Turn left on Corduroy, then right on Woolston. Turn right on Railroad Mills, then turn left on Old Forge Lane. Take the first left onto Deer Creek Rd.  This will loop around and back to Old Forge. Turn right on Old Forge Lane, bringing you back to the first intersection. Take the other direction on Deer Creek by turning left.  Deer Creek will change names to Wandering Trail. Follow this to the end and turn around in the cul-de-sac. Retrace your route back to Old Forge Lane, turn left and back to Railroad Mills. Turn left, then take a left onto Sturbridge Lane. Take the next left onto Fall Meadow. Take this upto East, then turn around and return all the way to Railroad Mills. Turn left on Railroad Mills, then right on Park Rd. Return to 96, turn left and return to the parking lot. Distance is 8.6 miles.

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For those wanting a longer distance, follow the Freezeroo Course of 2016 until you are at the intersection of Railroad Mills and Park Rd. Turn left on Park Rd., then left on East. Turn left on Probst, then take a left on Miles Cutting. Turn right on Railroad Mills, then at the t-intersection, turn left to continue on Railroad Mills. Turn left on Fishers Rd, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd and left on 96 and back to the parking lot. Distance is 13.4 miles

(Or skip the trip thru Powder Mill Park by staying on Fishers Rd, turn left on 96 and back to the parking lot for  12.8 miles)

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And for those wanting a long run…..

Follow the combined new/old Freezeroo Course. At the top of Railroad Mills, turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on Main St Fishers. Turn left on Log Cabin, left on Benson and right on Fishers Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot. Distance is 15.8 miles.

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