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 13th - High Acres Nature Area -- Meet us in the off road parking lot on the south side of Macedon Center Road (opposite Wakeman Road). We will hike or snowshoe on flat trails making a loop within the diverse ecosystems and natural habitat areas of HANA.
February 10th - Join us at Old Foley Road and enjoy a winter hike on the upland trails. Meet us in off-road parking lot on east side of Moseley Road (Route 250) between Garnsey Road and Woodcliff Drive.
March 10th - Powder Mills Park. Hike on trails within the Park. Use Fish Hatchery parking lot which is off Park Road, at bottom of hill, after entering the park from Rt. 96.
April 14 -- Perinton Town Historian Bill Poray will again lead our hike. Meet in the parking lot behind Riki’s Restaurant at 25 North Main Street in F airport. The hike will progress from that point, eastward along the canal path, to the pedestrian bridge which opened in 2012, east of Turk Hill Road. Along the way, Bill will point out historic points of interest, including the Main Street and Parker Street bridges, an early canal inn, and the sites of early businesses.
May 12th - Join us for a Mother’s Day hike and look for some beautiful wildflowers. Meet at the Indian Hill trail head on south side of Pittsford/Palmyra Road, 1/3 mile east of Turk Hill Road. Trails in the Indian Hill area are moderate to steep depending on the route we take, but well worth the view !!!
*** EXTRA HIKE INCLUDED IN JUNE ***
Saturday, June 8 - Join us for an ALL DAY or HALF DAY Hike for National Trails Day, coordinated by one of our CTHA Board Members, Dave Weidener. Check out the route and registration form at the bottom of this page. You can also follow us on our FACEBOOK page for info about this hike and others.
June 9 - Kreag Road Park. It's never too early to teach your youngsters to love nature! Join CTHA Board member Jenny LePore for a short toddler trot. We'll walk the park to learn all about the colors of the rainbow. There will be activity stations along the way and we'll finish at the playground for some summer fun. Our June CTHA Hike is the perfect way to get the little ones outdoors and enjoying our beautiful local park. Sneakers and sunscreen encouraged!
July 14 - Mason Valley. Looking to get your kids outside this summer? Join CTHA Board member Jenny LePore for a family hike in Mason Valley neighborhood! Turning north onto Broadmoor Trail (about ½ mile from NY 31), we’ll meet on the grassy shoulder and enjoy the scenic trails that loop around ponds, marshes and wooded wetlands. Younger hikers will do a nature scavenger hunt as we look for birds, wildflowers, insects and more! While it is a family-friendly hike along flat trails, we do not recommend strollers. Sneakers and sunscreen encouraged!
Aug 11 – Explore Ellison Park in Penfield on the Coyote Den Trail, lead again by Janice and Dee. An easy to moderate hike trail that follows a beautiful wooded path in a gully and climbs gradually uphill to Penfield Road. The wooden bridges, corduroy log paths, moss-covered logs, and sunlight filtering through the trees and ferns give this trail a feeling of wilderness. Meet, park and end at the trailhead on Blossom Road across the road from the Dog Park.
Sept 8 – Grandparents Day --Enjoy the Trails at Lollypop Farm and look for “fairy houses” hidden along the way! Two of our regular hikers Bev and Nancy will lead. Meet and park at the far end of the parking lot at Egypt Park off Rt 31 and Victor Road.
Oct 13 -- Auburn Rail Trail. Meet at the Fishers Fire Station #1,at 7853 Main Street in Fishers NY. There is parking behind station one mile west from Rt. 96 intersection at Denny/Chili’s.
Nov 10 – Hike, XC ski or snowshoe around the flat rails at Center Park and adjoining fields. Meet at parking lot at Center Park EAST, 1466 Ayrault Road.
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 ideas for a hike, let us know. We would love to hear from you !!!