Crescent and Seneca Trails

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When:
January 9, 2022 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2022-01-09T14:00:00-05:00
2022-01-09T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
50 Square Dr
Victor, NY 14564
USA

Our hike this Sunday will be on the southern portion of the Crescent Trail in Perinton, NY. The Crescent Trail is a system of footpaths within the Town of Perinton suitable for uses such as hiking, cross-country running, snowshoeing, nature study, and photography.  Approximately thirty-five miles of footpaths provide public access to wooded hills, Town parklands, scenic overlooks, the margins of wetlands, and other preserved open spaces. Our hike will start on the Seneca Trail, one of the trails in the Victor Hiking System. We will hike north on the Seneca Trail to connect the trails systems of the two towns, and then along the main Crescent Trail,

From the parking lot, we will head NW on the Seneca trail to Lasalle Parkway that runs parallel to Highway 96. After a quarter mile on Lasalle we join the Crescent Trail system on a gray trail to join the orange trail that links Route 250 to Turk Hill Road. From the 50 Square Drive to the Orange trail is a 35 minutes walk. Then:

  • Naturalists will go west on the orange trail for as long as they want and return on the same route to 50 Square Drive and to the Distillery if they wish.
  • Hikers will go east on the orange trail for as long as they want and return on the same route to 50 Square Drive and to the Distillery if they wish.

The trails are steep in parts, run along creek beds and are very pretty. Lots of ups and downs. Poles are recommended.

Following the hike, the Distillery across the parking lot is available for a social. Please bring a mask for entering the restaurant.

Directions:

From Springwater, Wayland and Honeoye:  Head north on NY 15A. Take the first right outside town onto Wheaton Hill Rd. Turn left onto Canadice Rd CR42 (the first left). Stay on CR42 as it turns right up the hill toward Canadice. The road becomes CR 37 in Ontario County.  Stay on CR37 with a left at Canadice and all the way to West Bloomfield. Continue straight onto NY 65, and then outside of W Bloomfield, stay straight onto CR 35 as NY 65 curves left. This road becomes CR 66 in Monroe County.  Turn right onto NY 251, Rush Mendon Rd. Stay on NY 251 for 3.4 miles. Turn left onto Phillips Rd, as 251 curves to the right. At the light turn right onto  Main St Fishers, then left onto NY-96. In 1.7 miles (probably the 4th light) turn right onto Turk Hill Rd and then turn left into the plaza at the first light.  We will meet in the parking lot on the right in front of the office building.

From Naples: Head north on NY 21. Continue straight onto NY 64 in South Bristol when 21 turns to the right. In 13 miles, turn left at the light onto Rt 5 & 20.  In 1.2 miles, turn right onto NY 444 toward Victor. In Victor, turn left onto NY 96 for 4.2 miles. Turn right onto Turk Hill Rd, and then turn left into the plaza at the first light.  We will meet in the parking lot on the right in front of the office building.

From the Thruway: Use Exit 45 for I-490 W. Take the first exit (Exit 29). At the light turn right onto NY 96. Turn right onto Turk Hill Rd, and then turn left into the plaza at the first light.  We will meet in the parking lot on the right in front of the office building.

From Rochester: Use I-490 E to Exit 28. Turn left onto NY-96. In 1.3 miles, turn left onto Turk Hill Rd, and then turn left into the plaza at the first light.  We will meet in the parking lot on the right in front of the office building.

From Fairport and Penfield: Take NY 250 south. Turn left onto NY 96. In 0.6 miles, turn left onto Turk Hill Rd, and then turn left into the plaza at the first light.  We will meet in the parking lot on the right in front of the office building.

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