Fairport Historical Museum and Erie Canal Hike

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November 28, 2021 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fairport Historical Museum
18 Perrin St

This Sunday we will enjoy the beautiful downtown Fairport NY, with some history of the Erie Canal and a walk along the banks of the Canal.

Our hike will start with a tour of the Fairport Historical Museum. Vicki Profitt,  the Museum Director & Pres. of the Historical Society will be our tour guide.  It is a very small museum & it will be open @ 2:00, so people are welcome to come in anytime after that but probably around 2:15-2:30 is ideal.  The tour will be approximately 1/2 hr. Parking is available in the municipal lot across the street from the museum.

After the tour, we will have two hikes. The longer hike will cross the canal on the Lift Bridge and follow the canal path east. In about a mile, we will cross the canal and continue east on a wooded path. At the next bridge (Lyndon Rd), we will cross back over the canal and continue back to the village. Hikers wishing some refreshment will leave the canal, crossing a parking lot to Mulconry’s Irish Pub. The rest of the group will cross the Lift Bridge, taking the stair up beside the library to the parking lot and our cars. This hike is approximately 5 miles.

For a shorter hike we will stay on the canal path for about 1 and a half miles, returning the way we came.

Following the hikes, everyone is invited to Mulconry’s Pub at 17 Liftbridge Ln E, Fairport, NY 14450. You can find a description of Bangers and Mash plus other food on their menu. This pub is a very short walk from the Village Landing, so cars can stay parked there at the Landing. We will be making a reservation for 10 people & we can increase it if need be.

Directions: The Museum is  in on Perrin St, one street west of Main St in Fairport. Parking is across the street – plenty of parking by the Dollar Store in Fairport Village Landing.

From Springwater: Head north on NY 15A. In 2.7 miles from the flashing light, take a slight right onto Old Bald Hill Rd South, then an immediate right onto Johnson Hill Rd.  At the top end of Johnson Hill Rd, turn left onto CR 37. In Canadice, turn left to stay on CR 37 for 11 miles. At the light in W Bloomfield, continue straight onto NY 65. Continue straight onto CR 35 when NY-65 curves to the left. In Monroe County, the road changes name to W Bloomfield Rd but continue straight. After crossing the Thruway, Thornell Rd is 1.4 miles. Turn right on Thornell Rd. At the end of Thornell Rd, turn right onto NY 96.  At the second light, turn left onto Kreag Rd. At the end of Kreag Rd, turn right onto Ayrault Rd. At the first light, turn left onto Moseley Rd (NY 250). In 0.9 miles, turn left into the Fairport Village Landing parking lot. Park on the far side of the parking lot, across the street from the Museum.

From Canandaigua: Tak3 NY 332 north to the Thruway.  Head west on the Thruway to exit 45. Take the first exit off I-490 onto NY 96. Pass Eastview Mall and turn right onto Moseley Rd (NY 250). In 0.9 miles, turn left into the Fairport Village Landing parking lot. Park on the far side of the parking lot, across the street from the Museum.

From Rochester: Take I-490 east to Exit 25 – NY31F Fairport. In 3.6 miles you will be in the village of Fairport. Turn left onto Perrin St (the last street before the light). Go past the Museum on the left and turn into the parking lot on the right.  Park across the street from the Museum.

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