July 30, 2016 – 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.
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.
July 23, 2016 – Fishers Run
I will not be there to get you started, so hopefully someone else will! Here is a route that should be relatively shady given how warm it is forecast to be. Enjoy!
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.
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 0.6 miles
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.
For 16 miles – follow 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.
July 16, 2016 – 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.
For 9 miles – at Valentown and High St – turn right on High St, then right on 96 and back to the parking lot.
For 10.7 miles – right on High St, left on 96, then right on Benson and rejoin the 12.2 mile route above.
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.)
July 9, 2016 – 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.
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.