September 9, 2017 – Woodcliff and more…..

September 9, 2017 – Woodcliff, Neuchatel, Steele and Thayer.

Turn left out of the parking lot and head up 96. Turn left on Woodcliff. Take a right on Moseley, then turn left on Neuchatel. Turn left on Beauclaire, then cross over Turk Hill and continue on Steele. At the top of Steele, turn left on Thayer. At the intersection with Bluhm, turn left to continue on Thayer. Turn left on Thayer, and then turn right onto the hiking trail where it crosses 31. This will take you over to the Perinton Bike Hike Way. Turn left on the Perinton Bike Hike Way. Cross over Hogan, then turn left onto Ayrault. Pick up the canal off Ayrault, and head on back to the basin. Distance is 11.7 miles.

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For 10.3 miles – start the main route. Turn left on Turk Hill, then rejoin the main route by turning left on Ayrault.

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For 7.8 miles – start the main route. Turn left on Moseley, then turn left on Ayrault, rejoining the main route.

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For 12.8 miles- start with the main route. At 31, turn right, then left on Mason. Turn left on Ayrault, and rejoin the main route.

For 14.5 miles – start with the main route. At 31, turn right, then pick up the Perinton Bike Hike Way on the right past Loud. Take this over to Lollypop Farms. Turn left on Egypt Victor Rd, then turn right on 31 and then left on Aldrich. Turn left on Ayrault and rejoin the main route.

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Trail Option – 12.4 miles– On Woodcliff, pick up the Orange Trail on the right that runs along the golf course. This will take you over to Moseley. Cross over Moseley and continue on Orange Trail. This will take you to Turk Hill. Turn left on Turk Hill, go past Steele, and pick up the Orange Trail on the right. If you follow this successfully, staying on Orange, it will lead you to Rt.31 near Thayer. Cross over 31, continue on Orange to the Perinton Bike Hike Way. Left on Ayrault, left on the canal and back to the basin

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September 2, 2017 – Linear Park Run

September 2, 2017 – 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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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.

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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August 26, 2017 – Auburn Trail North

August 26, 2017 – Auburn Trail North

All Routes – begin by turning right out of the parking lot. Turn right on Marsh Rd and stay on Marsh after crossing over the canal. Cross over Rt. 31, then take a left onto the old trolley trail. Follow the trail thru the senior citizen complex out to 31. Cross over 31 and pick up the old Auburn Trail on the left (avoid going straight under the powerlines). At Mitchell, turn right, cross over the canal, then turn left on 96. Turn right on Knickerbocker, but look for the trail connection on the left before you go very far. This trail is a continuation of the old Auburn Trail. It will come out on Mill Rd. Take Mill over to Thornell and cross over Thornell to continue on the Auburn Trail. This will take you to East St.

For 8.5 miles – cross over East and pick up Park Rd. Take Park to 96 where a left turn returns you to the parking lot.

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For 9.7 miles – go to Park Rd, – turn right to pick up the trail near the power substation. Follow the old Auburn Trail across Railroad Mills over to Woolston. Turn left on Woolston, then left on Fishers Rd and left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 10.8 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to the Railroad Mills/Probst intersection. Turn left to continue on Railroad Mills – head up the big hill. Turn left on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot

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For 12 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to Fisher Rd. Turn left on Fishers, then left on 96 to return to the parking lot

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For 13.4 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to Main St. Fishers. Turn left, then left on Log Cabin. Left on Benson, followed by a right on Fishers Rd, then take a left on 96 to return to the parking lot.

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For 14.9 miles – on Log Cabin – take Lower Fishers on the right, then left on Benson, right on Fishers Rd.  Come back thru Powder Mills Park (Woolston, Corduroy, Park Rd, 96) and then back to the parking lot

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August 19, 2017 – Seneca and Auburn Trails

August 19, 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 Willowbrook. 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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August 12, 2017 – Walnut Hill

August 12, 2017 – Walnut Hill Driving Competition

This week brings the annual Walnut Hill Driving Competition to our area, and I thought we should run past the festivities on our weekly route.

Turn right out of the parking lot, head down 96 and then turn left on Thornell. Turn left on West Bloomfield.

For 8.9 miles – turn left on Canfield, then left on Mendon Rd. Turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 12 miles- turn left on Smith, then left on Mendon Rd. Turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 14.7 miles – turn left on Rt. 251, then left on Mendon Rd. Turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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August 5, 2017 – Indian Hill Section of the Crescent Trail

August 5, 2017 – Indian Hill Section of the Crescent Trail

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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July 29, 2017 – Probst and Main St Fishers

July 29, 2017 – Probst and Main St Fishers

I will not be there this weekend and neither will Dan,  so you will have to get yourselves started this week.

Turn left out of the parking lot. Turn right on Fishers Rd. Bear right at the pond to continue on Fishers, then turn right on Railroad Mills. Continue straight on Probst. Turn left on Miles Square, then right on Cole. Turn left on Pittsford Mendon Rd, then left on Smith. Turn right on Miles Square, then left on Main St Fishers. Turn left on Fisher Rd and run this back to 96, turn left and return to the parking lot. Distance is 11.7 miles.

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For 9.5 miles – Stay on Mile Square past Cole and turn left on Main St Fishers, then left on Fishers Rd. Left on 96 and back to the parking lot

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For 12.7 – follow the main route – when on Pittsford Mendon Rd, go past Smith, then turn left on Rt. 251, then left on Mile Square. Turn right on Main St. Fishers and rejoin the main route.

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For 13.8 –miles –follow the main route – when on Pittsford Mendon Rd. go past Smith, go past Rt. 251, then turn left on Taylor, then left on Mile Square. Turn right on Main St Fishers and rejoin the main route

For 7.4 miles – Follow the main route. When you get to Mile Square, turn right. Then turn right on Park Rd. Turn left on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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July 22, 2017 – Perinton Bike Hike Way

July 22, 2017 – Perinton Bike Hike Way and Ayrault Rd

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Take the pedestrian bridge across the canal after you pass by Turk Hill, which puts you on the Perinton Bike Hike Way.

For 10.3 miles, turn right on Ayrault Rd, then return to the basin on the canal.

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For 12 miles stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Hogan. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 13.7 miles, stay on the Perinton Bike Hike Way to Mason. Turn left, then take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 15.5 miles, take the Perinton Bike Hike Way across Rt 31 and continue to Lollypop. Turn left on Egypt-Victor Rd. Turn right on Rt 31, then left on Aldrich. Take a left on Ayrault, and pick up the canal to return to the basin.

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For 7 miles – I recommend out and back on the canal to Perinton Town Park.

July 8 and July 15, 2017

July 8 and July 15, 2017 – Mendon Ponds Park, then Springhouse Run

I will be out of town the next two weekends. I am posting two routes to keep you busy. Dan Kress has offered fire the gun each weekend. If he sends you on hill repeats of Garnsey, you can ignore him and try the following routes instead….

July 8, 2016 – 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 7.4 miles – on Thornell, turn left on Pittsford Mendon Rd, then left onto Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and back to the basin.

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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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July 15, 2017 – Springhouse Run

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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July 1, 2017- Up Baker

July 1, 2017 – Up Baker

Head up 96 towards the mall. Turn left on High St Extension, then left on High St. Next turn left on Gillis. Turn left onto Cobble Creek Rd, and turn right at the first intersection to stay on Cobble Creek Rd, followed by another right to stay on Cobble Creek Rd a second time. Cobble Creek Rd will eventually lead you out to Egypt Victor Rd, and there turn left. Next take a left on Valentown Rd, then a right on Baker. At the top of the hill, turn left on Steele, cross over Turk Hill to continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, then right on Vineyard Hill. Turn left on Garnsey back to 96, turn right and return to the parking lot. Distance is 12.1 miles.

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For 9 miles – start with the main route – on High St, turn left on Valentown, then rejoin the main route by turning left on Baker.

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For 14 miles – start with the main route – on Gillis- stay on Gillis past Cobble Creek. Cross over Egypt Victor road and then turn left on Blazey. Turn left on Richardson, then left on Egypt-Victor Rd. A right turn on Valentown will rejoin the main route.

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