June 20, 2015 – Mostly Moseley

June 20, 2015 – Mostly Moseley      

Did someone say “Assault on the Eastern Hills?”

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Turn left onto O’Connor, then turn right on Whitney. Turn right on 250. Follow this all the way to 96. Turn right on 96 and return to the basin. Distance is 12.1 miles.

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For 10.7 miles – on Moseley – turn right on Garnsey, then right on 96.

For 13.7 miles – on Rt. 96 just before getting back to the Park&Ride – turn left on Fishers Rd., right on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, left on 96.

For 15.6 miles – on Rt. 96 just before getting back to the Park&Ride – turn left on Fishers Rd., right on Woolston, right on Railroad Mills, right on Park Rd. left on 96.

 

June 13, 2015 – Seneca Trail to Auburn Trail

June 13, 2015 – Seneca to Auburn 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 and 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 Omintech Park. Turn left on Omnitech, then left on Phillips. Turn right 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 13.5 miles.

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For Road Route – 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. Distance is 11.3 miles.

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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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June 6, 2015 – Mendon Ponds Park

June 6, 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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May 30th, 2015 – White Brook Nature Trails

May 30, 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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May 23, 2015 – Knickerbocker Hill

May 23, 2015 – Knickerbocker Hill Route

Turn left out of the Park & Ride – turn right on Park Rd.  Take Park Rd over to East – turn right, then left on Thornell.  Turn right on Mill Rd, then left on East.  Turn left on 96, then left on Knickerbocker.  Take a right on Mendon Rd, then go straight to continue on Stone.  Follow Stone to Clover, turn right, then turn right onto the canal.  Take the canal back to the basin.  Distance is 13.5 miles.

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Shortcuts – from Stone – turn right on Tobey to Clover –return as above – 13.0 miles

From Mendon Rd – turn right on S.Main St – follow this over to the canal – follow the canal back – 10.8 miles.

For a longer option – when you get on the canal – head away to the west over to Edgewood. Turn around and follow the canal all the way back.  Distance is 16 miles.

 

May 16, 2015 – Run for the Lilacs!

May 16, 2015 – Doc Lilac’s Lilac Nursery Run

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. Distance is around 12-13 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.  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 9, 2015 – Auburn Trail to Bluebells

May 9, 2014 – Run for the Bluebells!

Starting at the Parking Lot Behind the Fire Station in Fishers

The goal of this week’s route is to view the Bluebells in Mertensia. To make this a reasonable distance for most of us, I suggest starting at the parking lot behind the Fire Station in Fishers.  Pick up the Auburn Trail and head towards Victor.  Stay on the Auburn trail all the way to Mertensia- run into the park, enjoy the flowers and re-trace your steps.  Distance is 13.2 miles.

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There is two sections of the trail that are a bit rough – there are alternatives to bypass the rough spots.  The first detour is at Rawson.  Turn left on Rawson, left on School and then turn right onto on old train bed to Maple.  Turn right on Maple, then left into the parking area for Mickey Finn’s and continue on the Auburn Trail.  The second rough area there are signs to direct you out to Break of Day Rd, then E. Victor Rd, then back on the train bed.

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Alternate – Starting from the Park-n-Ride

For those wanting to start from the usual parking lot, turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Fishers Rd.  Pick up the Auburn Trail and follow it all the way past Victor to Mertensia. Enjoy the flowers, then run back.  Distance is 20 miles.

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For 8.3 miles – Fishers Rd to Auburn Trail to Main St Fishers.  Turn around and follow the Auburn Trail back to Fishers Rd and continue on Auburn Trail past the old swimming hole to Railroad Mills.  Stay on the Auburn Trail to Woolston. Right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, left on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 10.1 miles –stay on the Auburn Trail to Phillips then return as the 8.3 mile route. 

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For 12.2 miles – turn around on the Auburn Trail at 251.

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For 14.5 miles – turn around on the Auburn Trail at Rawson Rd.

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May 2, 2015 – Powder Mills Park Trails

May 2, 2015 – Powder Mills Park Trails

This week the main route will be to run the trails in Powder Mills Park until you are half tired, and then return to the car.  Run any combination of trails you want.  In the past this run has gotten very interesting as different groups start appearing from different directions. Be sure to include a trip through the daffodil meadow…..

For the road route, start with a left out of the parking lot, and turn right onto Park Rd. Turn left onto East, then right on Van Voorhis. Turn left onto Pittsford-Mendon Rd.  Turn left onto Cole, then left onto Mile Square.  Turn right onto Thornell and return to the basin. Distance is 10.0 miles.

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For 11 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd to Smith, turn left on Smith, then left on Mile Square and return following the 10 mile route

For 13 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd until you get to the Lehigh Trail. (just before you reach Rt. 251).  Turn left on the Lehigh Trail, and then left onto Mile Square, and rejoin the 10 mile route.

For 14.3 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd to Taylor.  Turn left on Taylor, left on Mile Square and rejoin the 10 mile route.

For 17 miles – stay on Pittsford Mendon Rd to Cheese Factory.  Turn left on Cheese Factory, left on Harloff.  Turn left on Taylor, then right on Mile Square.  Rejoin the 10 mile route.

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April 25, 2015 – Seneca Trail in Victor

April 25, 2015 – Seneca Trail in Victor

This week the main route will start in Victor!  Meet at the parking lot behind Mickey Finn’s in Victor.  From the basin – take 96 into Victor and turn right on Maple (Rt. 444).  Just before going up the hill as you are leaving the village, turn left onto Railroad St and park the car.

The route goes back out to Maple and onto Dryer.  The trail begins on the left – it is marked with Red markers.  This trail will take you thru the grounds of Ganondagon, and will take you out to School Rd.  Turn left on School then a right on Boughton Hill Rd followed by a quick left into a driveway – look for trail markers.  Then continue to follow the red markers all the way to the Fairport Reservoir and to Boughton Rd.  Turn around and re-trace your steps back to the car – distance is around 12-13 miles.

There are other trail options – at School St, you can just cross over and continue over to Fort Hill and then continue to follow the trail over to the Dryer Rd Bike Trail park.

Check out the Victor Hiking Trails website for options – http://victorhikingtrails.org/index.php        

For a road option from Mickey Finn’s Parking lot – here is a 15 mile route

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For those still wishing to run from the Basin – 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 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 left, then right on Wangum Rd.  Turn right on 251, then right on Old Dutch.  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.

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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.

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April 18, 2015 – Linear Park Run

April 18, 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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