Perinton Trolley Trail passes thru suburban backyards and remote woods. The 4.4-mile trail has a packed stonedust surface with a one-way riding time of 35 minutes. The route has little rise in elevation considered an easy ride. It’s open for biking, hiking and cross-country skiing in winter. Motorized vehicles are prohibited and dogs are permitted when leashed.
The trails southern end is at Pannell road, off Pannell circle connecting with route 31. Its northern trailhead is near the Erie Canal, east of Turk Hill road. There is no parking at either end of the trail. The closest parking at the northern trail end is Peninton Town Hall and Community Center. Parking nearest the southern trail end is at Egypt Park. Restroom facilities are available at these parking areas. There is also parking at Indian Hill Recreation Center.
Egypt Park is one of the town’s parks at the corner of Victor and Pittsford and Pittsford Palmyra Road, Fairport. It has a plastic playground structure, swings, pavilion picnic area, restrooms, water fountain, tennis courts, and sports fields. There is a path leading to Lollypop Farm from the park.
Indian Hill Recreation Center is a 53-acre scenic area with hiking trails and a small parking area at 7025 Pittsford Palmyra Road. While hiking to the top of the hill reveals panoramic views of surrounding area and scenic section of the Crescent Trail.
Lollypop Farm is dedicated to building lifelong bonds between animals and people through its endeavors. It is primarily an animal shelter with dogs and cats looking for new homes. More than 800 volunteers help over 11,000 homeless animals each year. The farm also has animal pens with wildlife like llamas, deer, geese and others. They have a petting area that is a big hit with kids.
Perinton is a town of 46,462, thirteen miles southeast of Rochester NY. It was first settled by Glover Perrin, his wife Johanna and his brother Jesse. American Hiking Society named it in the top ten “Trail Towns”. Three major trails passing through it are the Erie Canal Heritage Trail, Crescent Trail and the Perinton Trolley Trail.
Fairport is a village of 5,353 population and only 2 miles north of Perinton. It is known as the Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal. Many of its endeavors center around the Erie Canal with its close proximity. The village is home of Fairport Canal Days. It is held the 1st weekend of June each year. It gives artists and artisans an opportunity to show their goods in the blocked out streets of the village. It also features New York area performers at the festival at Kennelly Park. It also presents many family centered activities.
Perinton Town Hall is 10 miles southeast of downtown Rochester, just a 15-minute drive.
Although the trail passes through a populated area of Monroe County it passes through scenic views. Spring is an opportune time to hike and drink in its beauty.