Since 1979, the Crescent Trail Hiking Association has led monthly hikes to share our love of nature, educate hikers about the history of Perinton, and encourage all to be good stewards of our natural surroundings.
Monthly hikes are always the 2nd Sunday of the month at 1:30pm, unless otherwise noted.
January 14, 2018 — Join us in Powder Mills Park for a moderate hike or on snow shoes on gently rolling terrain passing several points of interest, returning on the Trillium Trail. Meet, start and end at the Wadhams Lodge Parking Lot, off Park Road west of the Fish Hatchery, and near the Mill Wheel.
February 11, 2018 — Hike, XC ski or snowshoe on the Erie Canalway Trail starting from behind the "Box Factory" on the northeast side of the Erie Canal at Main Street in the village of Fairport. Park, meet, start and end at the public parking lot off Lift Bridge Lane E. (behind the Box Factory). We will head east on the Canalway Trail, continuing under and past Turk Hill Road, then turnaround at the Lyndon Road bridge, backtracking to our starting point.
March 11, 2018 — Hike, XC ski or snowshoe on "old Foley Road", an abandoned road in Perinton and now an attractive section of the Crescent Trail. The route will include a loop to Garnsey Road. Meet, park, and end at the trailhead parking lot on the east side of Moseley Road (Rt. 250), a short distance south of Garnsey Road.
April 8, 2018 -- Once again Bill Poray, Perinton Town Historian, will lead our monthly hike. Meet, start and end at Potter Memorial at West Church and Potter Place. Parking is available in lot behind the Memorial. Bill will "hike" us on some Village streets to the Heart of the Oxbow, learning some history as we go along.
May 13, 2018 -- This month's hike counts as the Center Park Passport hike. It will include moderate to gentle slopes and flat trails. Meet us at Perinton Community Center north parking lot.
June 10, 2018 -- The Garnsey Arboretum, founded in March 1975 and petitioned by residents, is a greenbelt confined to wildlife preservation and nature trails. Join us for a hike as we wander down and through the Arboretum, over a small stream, and look for the Wegmans Passport Trail Marker. Area can be wet and muddy. Limited parking on the north side of Garnsey Road. To identify the trees at the Garnsey Rd Arboretum, use the Tree List at the bottom of this webpage.
July 8, 2018 — We will hike one of the most popular of hiking areas of the Crescent Trail at Horizon Hll conservation area on Garnsey Road. Steep hills will raise your heart are, Nancy's Glen will soothe your soul, and your curiosity will be peaked as we look for the Wegmans Passport Trail Marker.
August 11 - We are going rogue and deviating from our 2nd Sunday of the month hike schedule by adding a night time hike. Weather permitting, it will be a star gazer hike and an excellent chance to see the Perseid meteor showers. If the clouds hide the stars, we'll look for owls and their nesting habitats. Join us at the Center Park East parking lot on Ayrault Road at 9pm, Saturday night. Grab the kids, a flashlight, and we'll have the best weekend night of the summer!!
August 12 - Bring the kids, or be a kid at heart for our FIRST EVER "KID'S HIKE" - which will be nowhere else but Lollypop Farm and Egypt Park. We will hike and scout out for the Wegmans Passport Trail Marker, visit with the animals inside and out, and play on the playground at Egypt Park after the hike if you want. Meet us at the Egypt Park parking lot on victor Road.
September 9 - Our 1st EVER YOGA hike last year was so successful, we are having another. Join us at Indian Hill as we explore the hills and open spaces of this popular trail. Bring your yoga mat and get ready to get in tune with nature as we practice yoga 'Crescent Trail' style. For those interested in the traditional CTA led hike, there will be someone leading the hike on other trails of Indian Hill. Meet us at the small Indian Hill parking lot off Rt 31. Additional parking can be found on side streets.
October 14 Fall will be a great time to hike thru Mason Valley. We will pass several ponds, several footbridges and enter into wooded areas. This will be our final Wegmans PassportProgram hike, so come and help us find the Trail Marker! Park on grassy shoulder along north side of Broadmoor Trail (off Rt 31, approximately ½ mile up) where the street crosses a small stream.
November 11 This hike is free and open to the public and we especially encourage all Vets and their friends and family to come along. We will hike a northeastern tip of the Crescent Trail as we wind through a former Christmas tree farm and adjacent wooded wetland. Meet us at the parking lot off of Howell Road where we will start and end.
December's Hike is on a HOLIDAY BREAK! The Crescent Trail Hiking Association is wishing you Happy Holidays and encourage you to get out and hike whenever you can. Our footpath trails are open sunrise to sunset! If you have an idea for a new hike or would like to lead a HIKE, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always looking for new HIKE Leaders, and can co-lead with you until you feel confident.
If you have ideas for a hike, let us know. We would love to hear from you !!!