June 8, 2024 = Woodcliff and a whole lotta hills

From the parking lot, turn left on 96. Turn left on Woodcliff, then right on Moseley. Turn left on Neuchatel, left on Beauclaire, then cross over Turk and head up Steele. Turn left on Thayer. At the intersection with Bluhm go straight onto Bluhm. Turn left on Loud. Turn left on 31.

Take a left onto Turk and then a right on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot. Distance is 12.1 hilly miles.

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If you turn left from Thayer to stay on Thayer and rejoin the main route on 31, you will cut off about a mile.

If when you get to Turk Hill the first time you turn left on Turk, then return with a left on Garnsey, the distance is 7.6 miles.

June 1, 2024 – 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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Or from Old Dutch, take the Lehigh Trail over to Wangum. (11.9 miles)

Or from Old Dutch take the Lehigh Trail to the Auburn Trail, and return Main St. Fishers along the Auburn Trail, then rejoin the main routes. (13.3 miles)

May 25, 2024 – Mostly Moseley

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Exit the canal at Perinton Park – turn left on to O’Connor. Turn right on Whitney, and then right on N. Main St. N. Main St changes names to S. Main St, and then changes again to Moseley. Take Moseley all the way to the end. Turn right on Rt. 96 and head back to the basin. Distance is 12.1 miles.

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You can cut the distance to 10.7 miles if on Moseley you turn right on Garnsey and then right on 96.

You can cut the distance to 9.7 miles if you skip O’Connor and stay on the canal to Main St, and then take the Garnsey option

May 18, 2024 – Mile Square

Turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Park Rd. Turn left on East. East will change names to Mile Square. Turn left onto the Lehigh Trail, then take the ramp on the right down to the Auburn Trail. Turn left on the Auburn Trail and follow this across Main St. Fishers to Fishers Rd. Turn right on Fishers Rd., then left on 96 and return to the parking lot. Distance is 12.7 miles.

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For 7.4 miles – on Mile Square, turn left on Probst, then rejoin the main route by turning left on Fishers Rd.

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For 10 miles – on Mile Square, turn left on Main St Fishers, then rejoin the main route by turning left on Fishers Rd.

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For 14.9 miles – stay on Mile Square to the end. Turn left on Taylor, then right on Strong. Turn left on Dryer, then left on Willis Hill. Turn left on 251, right on Wangum, left on Main St Fishers then right on Fishers Rd and re-join the main route.

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May 11, 2024 – High St and the Auburn Trail or Seneca Trail and Auburn Trail

TRAIL OPTION – Head towards the mall on Rt. 96. Turn left on Moseley, then immediate right on Lasalle Parkway. At the end, pick up the Seneca Trail, which runs behind the Plaza. Cross over Turk Hill and continue on the Seneca Trail under the power line. Follow this into the woods on the right near the top of the hill. Cross over High Pointe and you will come out near Valentown Hall. Cross over High St and continue on the Seneca Trail to the left of the Restaurants. This trail will follow along 96 then go behind the Walmart Plaza, and come out on Willowbrook. Turn right, go under the bridges, then climb over the guard rail to continue on the Seneca Trail. Follow the trail into Ambush Valley, where General Denonville with around 3000 troops was attacked by Seneca Indians in 1687. Continue on the trail – you will come out on 96 across from Rt. 251. Take 251, then turn right on a blue trail, just before you get to the Auburn Trail. Follow the blue trail over to the Lehigh Trail – turn right on the Lehigh Trail, cross over the Auburn Trail, then take the ramp on the right down to the Auburn Trail. Turn left on the Auburn Trail – follow this to Fishers Rd. Turn right on Fishers Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot. My best estimate is the trail route is 12.3 miles

ROAD OPTIONS

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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May 4, 2024 – Springhouse

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, on the Auburn Trail take the nature trail option on the left shortly after you get on the Auburn Trail. The nature trail will take you back to the canal

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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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April 27, 2024 – Up Thayer

Road Routes:

Turn left on 96, then left on Garnsey, turn left on Turk Hill, then right on 31.  Turn right on Thayer, continue on Thayer with a right at intersection with Bluhm, then 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 11.3 – on Turk Hill continue heading north across Rt. 31. Turn right on Ayrault, then turn right on Hogan, then left on 31.  Turn right onto Thayer and rejoin the 10 mile route.

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For 13 – stay on Turk Hill until you get to Pebble Hill Rd.  Turn right on Pebble Hill Rd, then right on Bridgewood Dr..then a right on Falling Brook Rd. This will bring you to Ayrault – turn left on Ayrault, then rejoin the 11.3 mile route with a right on Hogan.

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Trails – follow road route until on Rt. 31. Turn right into the Indian Section of the Crescent Trail. Follow the trail over to Turk Hill. Turn left on Turk and pick up the Crescent Trail on the right. Follow the Crescent Trail all the way back to Garnsey. Left on Garnsey and then right on 96 to return to the parking lot. Distance is 11.3 miles. (Your actual distance will vary depending on which trail options you take)

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April 20, 2024 – 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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April 13 2024 – Linear Park Run

Head out the canal path towards Fairport. Exit the canal left 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.

April 6, 2024 – Cartersville Trail to Auburn Trail to Daffodil Meadow

The main goal of this week’s run is to end up in the Daffodil Meadow to check out the Daffodils.

Turn right out of the parking lot and run 96 towards the Basin. Pick up the Cartersville trail between Marsh Road and the Marathon gas station,. Stay on the trail until you are almost across from Knickerbocker. Cross over 96 and get on the Auburn Trail. Cross over Mill Road and cross over Thornell to stay on the Auburn Trail – this will bring you to a driveway that leads to East St. Cross over East St and stay on the Auburn Trail

For 7.2 miles – turn onto Park Rd, then left on the Daffodil Meadow Trail just after the bridge crossing Irondequoit Creek. Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the parking lot.

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For 8.9 miles – continue on the Auburn Trail across Railroad Mills to a left on Woolston. Turn left on Corduroy, then left on Park Rd, then turn right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin.

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For 10.7 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail until you get to the intersection with Probst. Turn left to go on Railroad Mills – run up the hill, turn left on Fishers Rd, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, left on Park Rd, then right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. . Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin.

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For 12 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Fishers Rd. Turn left on Fishers Rd, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, left on Park Rd, then right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. . Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin.

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For 13.2 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to Main St Fishers. Turn right, then right on Fishers Rd. Left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, left on Park Rd, then right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. . Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin.

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For 15.7 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to the Lehigh Trail. Turn right onto the Lehigh trail. At Wangum Rd, turn right , then left on Main St. Fishers, then right on Fishers Rd. Left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, left on Park Rd, then right onto the Daffodil Meadow Trail. . Enjoy the daffodils, then continue to Thornell. Take Thornell back to the basin and 96 back to the basin

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