Crescent Trail Project

#TrailsRoc presents the #CrescentTrailProject 

The Crescent Trail is one of our home trails.  Site of our oldest event (0SPF), its orange blazes take you through meadows and woods and over hills with beautiful views.

  • East Section (legs 1-5)
  • South Section (legs 6-9)
  • End to End (legs 1-9)

The Crescent Trail connects with several other trails and parks along its way including the Seneca Trail. It crosses many roads and has a number of designated parking and access points.

So what is the The Crescent Trail Project? It is a way for you to go out and explore the trail in bite sized chunks.  It is a common point of reference to plan with your friends your next adventure.  By the time you are done with all 9 legs, you will have run the Seneca Trail from start to finish and back.  Full details of the Crescent Trail can be found on the Crescent Trail Association’s web page.

Leg Route Distance Links
1 Route 31F to Fairport School. 3.5 1202 Macedon Center Rd Fairport(corner of Wakeman Rd + Route 31F)  Details
2 Route 31F to Lyndon Rd 4 1202 Macedon Center Rd Fairport(corner of Wakeman Rd + Route 31F)  Details
3 Lyndon Rd. to Whitebrook 4.5 250 Aldrich Rd, FairportWhite Brook Nature Center Details
4 Whitebrook Nature Park to Route 31 4 250 Aldrich Rd, FairportWhite Brook Nature Center  Details
5 Indian Hill/ Rt 31 to Turk Hill 5 7374 Pittsford Palmyra Rd, FairportBEHIND PLAZA
6 Turk Hill to Moseley 4 40 Square Dr Victor, NY 14564Next to  Michaels at EastView mall
7 Woodcliff to Moseley 4.2 199 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY 14450
8 Woodcliff Drive to Garnsey Rd 4 199 Woodcliff Dr, Fairport, NY 14450
9 Bushnell’s Basin to McCoord Woods with Chair Hill 5 637 Pittsford Victor Rd.  Pittsford, NY 14534

THE PITTSFORD BASIN PUB

East Section Map (click here for PDF map of the Crescent Trail East Section)

The East Section of the Crescent Trail system features:

· A continuous, four-mile segment of the orange-blazed main trail between the hamlet of Egypt, the RS&E Trolley Trail, the White Brook Nature Area,  and the Erie Canal Heritage Trail (at Lyndon Road bridge).  Additional segments of the main trail extend north of the canal and will link with other trails at High Acres and Howell Road Park.

·  Cattail marsh wetlands, ponds, forested swamps and wet meadows at Mason Valley and the White Brook basin – rich in their diversity of plant, bird and animal life.

· A four-mile branch trail along the south bank of the Erie Canal between Turk Hill Road and the Monroe-Wayne County line.

·  Linkage with the RS&E Trolley Trail , connecting the Crescent Trail system with Egypt Park, Lollypop Farm, Perinton Center Park, and the Perinton Community Center, aquatics center and outdoor amphitheater.   A new pedestrian-bike bridge being constructed across the canal east of Turk Hill Road will provide an additional link between the Crescent Trail, RS&E Trolley Trail, and Erie Canal Heritage Trail.

South Section Map (click here for PDF map of the Crescent Trail South Section)

 The South Section of the Crescent Trail system features:

· A continuous, eleven-mile segment of the orange-blazed main trail between the historic hamlets of Bushnell’s Basin and Egypt.

·A flat segment along the south bank of the Erie Canal, and Marsh Road bridge link to the Erie Canal Heritage Trail.

·The Irondo-Genesee Buried Valley  ̶  pre-glacial route of the Genesee River.

·Rugged footpaths traversing the wooded glacial hills and valleys of south Perinton.   Climb up the south Perinton kame-moraine complex.

·T rails within the parklands of Powder Mills Park, and the main Crescent Trail connection between Kreag Road Park, McCoord Woods, the Horizon Hill Conservation Area, Woodcliff, and the Indian Hill and Thayer Hill Recreation Areas.

· Spectacular views from the summits of Horizon Hill (825′), Indian Hill (7l4′), and Thayer Hill (714′).

· Oak-hickory forest and wild turkey habitat.

· Abandoned farm and lumber roads, and active bridle paths.

· Access to and from the residential neighborhoods of Meadowgate, McCoord Woods, Woodcliff, The Midlands, Vinecrest, and Beaumont.