September 8, 2018 – The Lehigh Trail, West-to-East

September 8, 2018 – Lehigh Trail, West-to-East

The Main Route – turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Fishers Rd. Turn right onto Railroad Mills, then straight onto Probst. Turn left on Mile Square, then turn right on Smith. Turn left on Pittsford Mendon Rd. Turn left onto the Lehigh Trail. Cross over Mile Square, cross over Old Dutch, then turn left on Wangum. Turn right on Main St Fishers, then left on Log Cabin. Turn left on Benson, turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 and back to the parking lot. Distance is 12.3 miles.

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For 10.9 miles – start with the main route. Stay on Mile Square, and rejoin the main route by turning left onto the Lehigh Trail.

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For 9.8 miles – start with the main route. From Mile Square, turn left on Main St Fishers. Rejoin the main route by turning left on Log Cabin

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For 14.5 miles – start with the main route. Stay on Smith until W. Bloomfield. Turn left on W. Bloomfield, then turn left onto the Lehigh Trail, which will bring you to the main route.

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Need a twenty miler? Start with the main route. Stay on Smith until Mendon Center Rd. Turn left on Mendon Center Rd, then continue on Rush Mendon Rd (Rt. 251) headed west. At the traffic circle, take a left onto Clover, headed south. Cross over Stoney Lonesome Road and then look for the Lehigh Trail – Turn left onto the Lehigh Trail. Run this all the way over to Wangum, rejoining the main route. Distance is 20.6 miles.

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September 1, 2018 – Canal and Golf Ave

September 1, 2018 – Erie Canal and Golf

Turn right out of the parking lot, then turn right on Kreag. Turn left on 31, then turn left onto the ramp to the canal. Take the canal towards Bushnell Basin. Follow the canal, turning right on to the Auburn Trail over to Mitchell, just past the flood control gate. Turn right on Mitchell, cross over 31, turn right onto the sidewalk along 31. Turn left onto Marsh Rd, then left onto Golf. Turn left on Washington, left on 96/East ave, and then left onto the canal at Schoen Place. Head back towards the basin – turn left under the power lines, then turn right onto the Auburn Trail. Turn right on Mitchell, cross over the canal, turn left on 96, and pick up the Cartersville Trail to return to the basin. Distance is 12.4 miles.

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For 9.6 miles – on Marsh Rd, turn left on the old trolley trail that heads over to the Senior Citizen Complex. Stay on the trail over to Rt 31, cross over 31 and pick up the Auburn Trail that bears to the left. Turn right on Mitchell, left on 96 and pick up the Cartersville Trail to return to the basin

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August 25, 2018 – Gillis Rd

August 25, 2018 – Gillis Rd

All routes – turn left out of the parking lot and head up 96 to the Mall. Turn left onto High St Extension and then left onto High St.

For 12.1 miles – from High St, turn left on Gillis, then left on Cobble Creek Rd. Take the first two right turns to contine on Cobble Creek Rd. Turn left on Egypt Victor Rd, then left on Valentown. Turn right to head up Baker, then left on Steele. Cross over Turk Hill and continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 8.9 miles – from High St, turn left on Valentown, then left on Baker.  Left on Steele, cross over Turk Hill and continue on Beauclaire. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot.

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For 10 miles – follow the 8.9 mile route – when on Neuchatel, stay on Neuchatel all the way over to Moseley. Turn right on Moseley, then left on Garnsey, rejoining the 8.9 mile route.

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For 14 miles – Take Gillis past Cobble Creek. Cross over Egypt-Victor, then turn left on Blazey. Turn left on Richardson, left on Egypt-Victor Rd, then right on Valentown, rejoining the main route.

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For 16 miles – follow 14 mile route. On Blazey – continue on Blazey past Richardson. Blazey changes names to Daley. Turn left on Wilkinson, then left on Egypt-Victor, and rejoin the 14 mile route.

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August 18, 2018 – West Bloomfield

August 18, 2018 – West Bloomfield

All routes – turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right onto Park Rd. Turn right on East Ave, then left on Thornell. Turn left on West Bloomfield.

For 9.2 miles, turn left on Canfield, then left on Pittsford Mendon Rd. Turn right onto Hedge Wood Lane. Look for a trail between two houses on the left. Take the trail over to Wren Field Lane – Turn left. Then find the trail at the end of the cul-de-sac over to Van Voorhis. Turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and return to the basin and the parking lot.

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For 12.3 miles, from West Bloomfield, turn left on Smith, then left on Pittsford Mendon Rd. Turn right onto Hedge Wood Lane. Look for a trail between two houses on the left. Take the trail over to Wren Field Lane – Turn left. Then find the trail at the end of the cul-de-sac over to Van Voorhis. Turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and return to the basin and the parking lot.

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For 15 miles – from West Bloomfield, turn left on 251 then left on Pittsford Mendon Rd (Rt. 64). Turn right onto Hedge Wood Lane. Look for a trail between two houses on the left. Take the trail over to Wren Field Lane – Turn left. Then find the trail at the end of the cul-de-sac over to Van Voorhis. Turn right on Van Voorhis. Turn left on East, then right on Thornell and return to the basin and the parking lot.

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August 11, 2018 – Knickerbocker Hill by way of Cartersville Trail

August 11,2018 – Knickerbocker via Cartersville Trail

Turn right out of the parking lot. Pick up the trail behind the Marathon Gas Station just past the Marsh Rd bridge. Follow the Cartersville Trail along the south side of the canal until you are across from Knickerbocker. Head up Knickerbocker, then turn right on Pittsford Mendon Rd. At the 4 way intersection, go straight onto Stone. Stay with Stone up to Clover. Turn right on Clover, then pick up the canal. Follow the canal trail past Pittsford until you get to the Powerline – turn left under the power line, then take a right onto the Auburn Trail. Turn right on Mitchell, cross over the canal, then turn left on 96. Pick up the Cartersville trail and return to the basin. Distance is 11.8 miles.

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For 9 miles – When you get to the 4 way intersection on Pittsford Mendon Rd, turn right onto South Main St. Turn right into Schoen Place and pick up the canal, rejoining the main route.

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If you need something longer, when you get to the canal at Clover, a trip over to the JCC on the canaland back will add 2.4 miles for a total of 14.2 miles.

 

August 4, 2018 – The Fishers Run

August 4, 2018 – The Fishers Run

The traditional Fishers Run, from the parking lot is 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, then right on Lower Fishers, and then 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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Note: You can skip the Lower Fishers option by staying on Log Cabin. This shortens any route by 1 mile.

You can skip Powder Mills Park on the way back by staying on Fishers Rd to 96. This shortens any route by 0.5 miles

For 7.5 miles – take 96 directly to Fishers Rd. Left on Main St. Fishers, then left on Log Cabin. Stay on Log Cabin, then left on Benson, right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96.

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For 12.5 miles – start with the standard route. At Main St. Fishers, turn right, then take a left on Old Dutch. Turn left on 251, left on Wangum, then right on Main St Fishers, and rejoin the standard route.     

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For 16 miles – Start with the 12.5 mile route. When on 251, add a loop by turning right on Strong, left on Dryer, left on Willis Hill, left on 251, then rejoin the 12.5 mile route when you turn right on Wangum.

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July 28, 2018 – Linear Park Run

July 28,2018 – Linear Park Run

I will not be there to get you started – you will have to that yourselves!

Turn right out of the parking lot, then turn right on Kreag. Turn left on 31, then get on the canal path and head out the 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 exit the canal at 31 and retrace your route back to the parking lot.  Distance is 13.5 miles.

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For 12.1 miles, turn left on Linden from Whitney and then left on Bluff Dr., rejoining the main route

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For 9.5 miles – on Whitney – turn left on Baird, then left into BOCES, rejoining the main route

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For 7.8 miles – run the canal until you get to O’Connor, then turn around and retrace your steps back to the parking lot.

For 16.7 miles – follow the main route – at 441 continue straight on Five Mile Line Rd. Turn left on Whalen, then left on Clark. Next, turn left on Huntington Meadows, followed by a left on Panorama Trail. Turn left on Penfield Rd. Cross over 441 and enter Linear Park, rejoining the main route.

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July 21, 2018 – Auburn Trail

July 21, 2018 – Auburn Trail – Center Section

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right onto Park Rd. Turn left on Corduroy, then take a right on Woolston. Just before Woolston runs into Railroad Mills, turn left onto the Auburn Trail.

For 8 miles, stay on the Auburn Trail until you come to Fishers Rd. Turn around and re-trace your path back to the parking lot.

For 9 miles, turn around at Main St. Fishers.

For 11 miles, turn around at Phillips Rd.

For 13.5 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail until you get to Rt. 251. Turn left on Rt. 251, and take the first left into Lehigh Crossing Park. Take the first trail on the right – this will connect you to the Lehigh Trail. You will cross over the Auburn Trail – then take the ramp on the right that will connect you with the Auburn Trail. Re-trace your path to the parking lot.

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If you need something longer, stay on the Auburn Trail until you are half-tired, then return the way you came.

There is a nice little trail loop that you might want to consider – shortly after you cross over Main St. Fishers, there is a wooden Indian statue next to a bridge on the right. Cross over the bridge and follow the trail. Take right options – then loop back to the bridge. Distance is estimated to be 10.5 miles if you return back to the parking lot after running the trail.

July 14, 2018 – Garnsey Turk Steele

July 14, 2018 – Garnsey-Turk-Steele

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn left onto Garnsey.  Right on Turk, then left on Steele.  Turn right at the top of Steele and head down Baker.  Turn right on Valentown, then at High St, turn left (yes – turn left).  Turn right on Willowbrook, right on Rowley, then right on 96 followed by a left on Benson.  Turn right on Fishers, then left on 96 and back to the parking lot.  Distance is 12.2 miles.

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For 6.6 miles – when on Turk Hill – Stay on Turk Hill past Steele. Turn right on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 9 miles – at Valentown and High St – turn right on High St, then right on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 9.7 miles and some trails – on Valentown, before you get to High St, look for a new road named Fernwood Trail on the right. Take Fernwood Trail – it will turn into High Point Drive – then pick up the Seneca Trail on the right, just past the top of the hill. Follow the Seneca Trail over to Turk Hill, and continue on the Seneca Trail which runs behind the Michaels Plaza. This trail will take you out to LaSalle Parkway. Then pick up 96 and head back to the parking lot.

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For 10.7 miles – right on High St, left on 96, then right on Benson and rejoin the 12.2 mile route above.

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For 15 miles – From Baker, turn left on Valentown, then right on Egypt-Victor Rd.  Turn right on Aldridge, right on High St, then left on Willowbrook, rejoining the main route.  Then on Fishers Rd, come back thru Powder Mills Park (left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd.)

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July 7, 2018 – Crescent Trail (or Canal to Fairport)

July 7, 2018 – Crescent Trail

For trails – turn right out of the parking lot, then turn right onto Kreag. Pick up the Crescent Trail in the back corner of the church parking lot. Follow the orange trail over to Garnsey, then continue on orange upto Woodcliff. From here you have many options – retrace your steps back to the Garnsey, or continue on orange. There are lots of options – you can continue on past Woodcliff and Moseley over to Turk Hill, or take alternate trails that lead over to Garnsey and return to the parking lot.

Road Option – Canal to Fairport, Perinton Bike Hike Way, Turk and Garnsey.

Turn right out of the parking lot, then turn right on Kreag. Turn left on 31 and then take the canal towards Fairport. Go past Turk Hill and crossover the canal on the pedestrian bridge and continue on the Perinton Bike Hike Way. Take the path over to Hogan, turn right on Hogan, then right on Rt. 31. Turn left on Turk Hill, then right on Garnsey. A right turn on 96 returns you to the parking lot. Distance is 11.6 miles.

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For 8 miles roads- follow the above route until you reach the turn off on the canal for O’Connor. Turn around and retrace your route – don’t forget to exit the canal at Rt. 31