July 2, 2022 – Gillis and Trails

Road only Route: Head out 96 towards the mall. Turn left on High St, then left on Gillis Next, turn left onto Egypt Victor Rd., then left on Valentown. Turn right on Baker, left on Steele, cross-over Turk into Beaumont. Turn right on Neuchatel, right on Vineyard Hill, then left on Garnsey. Turn right on 96 and return to the parking lot. Distance is 12.2 miles


First Optional Trail Section – The Hundred Acres Wood Trail – from Gillis turn right on Yale Ct. Near the end you will find a trail for the Hundred Acres Woods on the left. This trail is about ¾ mile long, and will take you over to Fox Hunt Drive. Fox Hunt Drive will take you back to Gillis. Turn right to continue the route. (This option adds about 1.4 miles to road route)

Second Optional Trail Section – The Bluebird Trail. From Egypt-Victor Rd, turn right into the Mary Frances Bluebird Haven. The turn is just before you get to Valentown Rd. The trail crosses the driveway into the Haven. You can go in either direction – it is a one mile loop that brings you back to where you started.

Third Optional Trail Section – The Monkey Run Trail. If you are feeling adventurous, consider trying the Monkey Run Trail. After leaving the Bluebird Trail, turn left on Victor Egypt Road and then immediately turn right on Springdale Ct, and look for the parking area on the right. From the parking area follow the white trail. Warning: There are multiple loops to the Monkey Run Trails. Runners have gotten lost in there during past Oven Door Runs. If you follow only right hand turns, then follow white to blue and one of the blue trails will take you out to Valentown. If you take only left hand turns – you will go from white to red to yellow to red to white to blue and then hopefully back to Valentown. Be aware that there are multiple blue marked trails that do not get you out to Valentown. This option can add up to 4 miles to the road route, depending on how lost you get.

Fourth Optional Trail Section – Genesee Land Trust. On Valentown, directly across from where the Monkey Run Trail connects with Valentown is a trail on land held by the Genesee Land Trust. Follow Blue to its end – then take red which leads you back to blue. At that intersection you can take yellow, then return to the intersection and take blue back to Valentown. Total distance can be about 1.5 miles if you take all options.

June 25, 2022 – Hill Repeats on Garnsey

This week we are honored to have Tim Mangan joining us from Maine for this week’s run. I have a selection of Tim’s favorite routes for you to choose.

Option 1 – Hill repeats on Garnsey. Run up and down Garnsey until you are tired.

Option 2 – Take the Crescent Trail to Woodcliff and back.

Option 3 – The Linear Park Run

For the 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.

June 18, 2022 – 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 6.6 miles – when on Turk Hill – Stay on Turk Hill past Steele. Turn right on 96 and back to the parking lot.


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.)


June 11, 2022 – 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.


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


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


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.


June 4, 2022– Mostly Moseley

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Turn left onto O’Connor, then turn right on Whitney. Turn right on 250. Follow this all the way to 96. Turn right on 96 and return to the basin. Distance is 12.1 miles.


For 10.7 miles – on Moseley – turn right on Garnsey, then right on 96.

For 13.7 miles – on Rt. 96 just before getting back to the Park&Ride – turn left on Fishers Rd., right on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, left on 96.

For 15.6 miles – on Rt. 96 just before getting back to the Park&Ride – turn left on Fishers Rd., right on Woolston, right on Railroad Mills, right on Park Rd. left on 96.