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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April 11, 2015 – Springhouse Run

April 11, 2015 – Springhouse Run

Looks like the weather is finally going to let us head out on trails. Let’s ease into it with the Springhouse run. I am going to suggest a couple of options, say read on!

Head out the canal towards Pittsford. Take a right on the connector trail that will take you to Marsh Rd. Cross over Rt. 31, then take a left on the old Trolley Trail. Run thru the Senior Citizen Complex, the trail will take you to 31. Turn right on 31, then right on Schoen Place and continue on the canal. After crossing under the railroad trestle, turn right onto the Pittsford Town Highway road, then take the trail on the left that will lead you over to the old train bed. Follow the train bed over French Rd, and hop off the trail when you are across from Springhouse Commons. Pick up the old Erie Canal trail in the back of the parking lot, and follow this trail back across French Rd, and then connect back with the Barge Canal. Follow the canal back towards the basin. When you get to the power lines past Pittsford, turn left under the power lines, then turn right on the Auburn Train and follow this back to the canal. Return to the basin. Distance is 12.4 miles.

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(By-passing the Marsh Rd option and the Power line option reduces the overall distance to 11.7 miles)

For 15.6 miles – when you get back to the Barge Canal from the old Erie Canal trail, turn right and follow the canal out to Edgewood. Turn around at Edgewood and head back following the main route.

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For 8 miles – follow the main route, turn around at the railroad trestle, follow the main route return path.

For 10 miles – follow the main route to the first crossing of French Rd, turn around and return to the canal and follow the main route back

For 11.5 miles – follow the main route to the first crossing of French Rd, turn left on French Rd, crossover 31 and then turn left onto the old Erie Canal Trail, rejoining the main route.

April 4, 2015 – Garnsey-Vineyard Hill-Steele….and Bluhm!

April 4, 2015 – Garnsey-Vineyard Hill-Steele and Bluhm!

Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn left on Garnsey. After crossing over Moseley and before you get to Turk Hill, turn right on Vineyard Hill. Turn left on Neuchatel, then left on Beauclaire. Cross over Turk Hill and go up Steele. At the top, turn left on Thayer. Go straight to continue on Bluhm. Turn right on Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn right on Valentown. Turn right on High St and then right on 96 and return to the parking lot. Distance is 12.3 miles.

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For 8.9 miles – at the top of Steele, turn right on Baker, then right on Valentown and rejoin the main route.

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For 13 miles – from the main route, when on Egypt Victor Rd, turn left on Wilkinson, then right on Daley. Turn right on Richardson, then left on Egypt Victor Rd, rejoining the main route.

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For 15 miles – from the main route, when on Egypt Victor Rd, turn left on Wilkinson, then right on Pannell. Turn right on Cline, right on Bortle and then right on Blazey. Turn left on Richardson, left on Egypt-Victor Rd and rejoin the main route.

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For 17 miles – follow the 15 mile route, and when on Wilkinson stay on Wilkinson past Pannell. Turn right on Wayneport Rd, then right on Pannell. Turn left on Cline, rejoining the 15 mile route.

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March 28, 2015 – Ayrault Rd.

March 28, 2015 – Ayrault Rd.

Head out Marsh Rd. Turn right on Rt. 31, then turn left on Ayrault. From Ayrault, turn right on Hogan, then right on Rt. 31. Turn left on Turk Hill. Take a right on Garnsey and then right on 96 to return to the parking lot. Distance is 11 miles.

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For 8.5 miles – on Ayrault, turn right on Moseley, then right on Garnsey.

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For 12.4 miles – stay on Ayrault until you get to Mason. Turn right on Mason, and then right on 31 to rejoin the main route.

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For 14 miles – stay on Ayrault to the end – turn right on Aldrich, then right on 31 and rejoin the main route.

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For 15.5 miles – on Ayrault turn left on Moseley, then take a right on Winding Brook. Turn right on Turk Hill and return to Ayrault. Turn left on Ayrault, rejoining the 14 mile route.

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For 18 miles – on Ayrault, turn left on Moseley, run thru the village. Turn right on Whitney, then right on Turk Hill and return to Ayrault. Turn left on Ayrault and re-join the 14 mile route.

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March 21, 2015 – Mendon Rd and Mile Square

March 21, 2015 – Mendon Rd and Mile Square

Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn right on Park Rd, then right on East. Turn left on Thornell. At the light, turn left on Mendon Rd. Turn left on Cole, then left on Mile Square. Turn right on Probst, then left on Railroad Mills, right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, left on 96 and return to the parking lot. Distance is 11 miles.

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For 8 miles – when you get to East turn left. East changes to Mile Square. Turn left onto Probst and rejoin the main route.

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For 12 miles – stay on Mendon Rd past Cole – turn left on Smith, then left on Mile Square and rejoin the main route.

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For 14.2 miles – stay on Mendon Rd. Turn left on Rt 251, then left on Mile Square, rejoining the main route.

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For 15.2 miles – stay on Mendon Rd. Turn left on Taylor, then left on Mile Square, rejoining the main route.

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For 17.9 miles – stay on Mendon Rd. Turn left on Cheese Factory, then left on Harloff. Turn left on Taylor, then right on Mile Square, rejoining the main route.

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March 14, 2015 – High St and Benson

March 14, 2015 – High St and Benson

Head out 96 towards the Mall. Turn left onto High St, then turn right on Willowbrook. Turn right on Rowley, then right on 96. Turn left on Benson, right on Fishers, then left on 96 and back to the parking lot. Distance is 9.4 miles.

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For 10 miles – add a trip through Powder Mills Park (from Fishers Rd – left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, left on 96.

For 12.8 – on High St, take a left on Valentown, then right on Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn right onto Cobble Creek Rd. Follow Cobble Creek Rd out to Gillis and turn right. Take a left onto High St, rejoining the 9.4 mile route (then turn right on Willowbrook. Turn right on Rowley, then right on 96. Turn left on Benson, right on Fishers, then left on 96 and back to the parking lot.)

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For 13.7 – follow the 12.8 mile route – then on Egypt-Victor go past Cobble Creek Rd all the way to Aldridge. Right on Aldridge, right on High St, then left on Willowbrook to rejoin the main route.

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For 15.5 – follow the 13.7 mile route – stay on Egypt-Victor Rd all the way into Victor (changes name to Church St). Turn right on 96, then right on High St. Turn left on Willowbrook to rejoin the main route.

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March 7, 2015 – Around the Bay

March 7, 2015 – Around the Bay

Starting time: 7:00 am

Starting from the Parking lot at the end of Culver Rd.  Turn left out of the parking lot and head up the hill on Culver. (Sea Breeze Expressway will have too much snow to use the pathway). Stay on Culver past Titus and turn left onto Walzford. (The Titus to Kane Rd sidewalk is clogged with snow) Turn right onto Kane Rd. 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 15.0 miles.

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For those not wanting to run that far – I recommend the Fishers Run – 9.5 miles

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