Category Archives: Path

Routes that feature primarily paths as the running surface

August 21, 2021 – 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.

August 7, 2021 – The 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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May 29, 2021 – Canal and Trails into Pittsford

This week’s route involves a series of trails that intersect the canal path towards Pittsford. These trails are well drained and should not be a problem with all the rain we are forecast to get on Friday.

Head out the canal towards Pittsford. When you get to the soccer fields – turn right along a grassy path bordering the soccer fields on the right. This will lead to a gravel pathway that will circle around the soccer fields are return you to the canal just past the town park. Continue on the canal towards Pittsford.

After you cross the Duck Hunt Bridge, bear right onto the Auburn trail. Cross over Mitchell and continue on the Auburn Trail. Turn right at the end and cross over Rt. 31. Turn right on the walkway that parallels Rt.31 and head back towards Marsh Rd. Turn left on Marsh Rd, then turn right onto the old Trolley Bed Trail. This will take you over thru the Highlands at Pittsford. The trail will lead you back to 31.Cross over 31 and head under the power lines back to the canal. Turn right on the canal and again head towards Pittsford.

Pass by the Town Highway Department Garage. There is a new trail on the right after passing the train trestle and before you reach Rt. 31 (the second time rt. 31 crosses the canal). Take this trail – it will lead over to the Auburn Trail. Turn right on the Auburn Trail, and then reconnect with the canal.

Head back towards the basin on the canal. On the return trip, turn left under the power lines to pick up the Auburn Trail, turn right, cross back over Mitchell and continue back to the canal path. Take the trail loop back around the soccer fields, then continue on the canal back to the basin and then to the parking lot.

This distance is 10.8 miles.

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For 14.5 miles – when you reach the Auburn Trail after running thru the new trail from the canal, turn left on the Auburn Trail – and proceed like it is a Springhouse Run – stay on the Auburn Trail until you are across from the Birdhouse Shop, cross over 31 and pick up the old Erie Canal Trail that runs behind Wegmans, then turn left on the Barge Canal Trail. Take all the side trails that the main route follows as well.

May 8, 2021 – 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.

May 1, 2021 – Run for the Bluebells!

Nellie checked out the Bluebells in Mertensia this past Sunday, and she reports that given the warm weather coming this week, the Bluebells should be in full bloom by next weekend.

Starting at the Parking Lot Behind the Fire Station in Fishers

The goal of this week’s route is to view the Bluebells in Mertensia. To make this a reasonable distance for most of us, I suggest starting at the parking lot behind the Fire Station in Fishers at 6:30 am.  I will be starting from here.

Pick up the Auburn Trail and head towards Victor.  Stay on the Auburn trail all the way to Mertensia- run into the park, follow the trail on the eastside of Mud Creek, enjoy the flowers and re-trace your steps. The trail has been improved especially along the golf course in Victor. No longer do you have to rock hop across the two streams – There is a very nice bridge in place. Distance is 13.2 miles.

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For those who would like to see the Bluebells but want a shorter run – park next to Finn’s Tap Room, on Maple St. in Victor. Follow the Auburn Trail to the east right from the parking area. The round trip distance is just a little over 5 miles.

If you park at the Lehigh Crossing Park just off 251, and pick up the Auburn Trail – you will reduce the round trip run to a little over 9 miles.         

Alternate – Starting from the Park-n-Ride

For those wanting to start from the usual parking lot, turn left out of the parking lot, then turn right on Fishers Rd.  Pick up the Auburn Trail on the left after crossing over Irondequoit Creek, and follow it all the way past Victor to Mertensia. Enjoy the flowers, then run back.  Distance is 20 miles.

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The rest of the options do not include a view of the bluebells.

For 8.3 miles – Fishers Rd to Auburn Trail to Main St Fishers.  Turn around and follow the Auburn Trail back to Fishers Rd and continue on Auburn Trail past the old swimming hole to Railroad Mills.  Stay on the Auburn Trail to Woolston. Right on Woolston, left on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, left on 96 and back to the parking lot.

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For 10.1 miles –stay on the Auburn Trail to Phillips then return as the 8.3 mile route. 

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For 12.2 miles – turn around on the Auburn Trail at 251.

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For 14.5 miles – turn around on the Auburn Trail at Rawson Rd.

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April 10, 2021 – Perinton Bike Hike Way and Ayrault Rd

Head out the canal towards Fairport. Take the pedestrian bridge across the canal after you pass 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.

April 3, 2021 – Cartersville Trail to Auburn Trail

Turn right out of the parking lot and run 96 towards the Basin. Pick up the Cartersville trail on the right, between Marsh Road and the Marathon gas station, Stay on the trail until you are almost across from Knickerbocker. (Alternately – you can run down 96 to the parking lot for the Auburn Trail) Cross over 96 and get on the Auburn Trail from the parking area.  Cross over Mill Rd, and then 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, picking up the trail behind the power substation. Cross over Railroad Mills to stay on Auburn Trail

For 7.8 miles – turn left Woolston, then left on Corduroy. Turn right on Park Rd, then left on 96 and return to the parking lot

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For 9.4 miles – Stay on the Auburn Trail to Probst/Railroad Mills intersection. Turn left and head up the big hill. Turn left on Fishers Rd, then left on Woolston, right on Corduroy,right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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For 10.6 miles – stay on the Auburn Trail to Fishers Rd. Turn left on Fishers Rd, left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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For 11.9 miles – stay on Auburn Trail to Main St Fishers. Turn right, then right on Fishers Rd. Left on Woolston, right on Corduroy, right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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For 14.4 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, right on Park Rd, then left on 96.

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March 27, 2021 – The Springhouse Run

Head out the canal towards Pittsford. You may have to exit the canal path at the first Route 31 bridge, cross over 31 and continue on the canal path, due to bridge work. 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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January 9, 2021 – 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.

January 2, 2021 – The 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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