Thursday, September 27, 2012

Trail Town USA

A little history:
Where we live (Perinton, New York; a suburb of Rochester) has been named one of the top 10 "Trail Towns" in the United States by the American Hiking Society (AHS) and the U. S. National Park Service. 

In Perinton there are three major, interconnecting trailways: the Erie Canal Heritage Trail, the Rochester Syracuse & Eastern Trolley Trail (a.k.a. Perinton Hikeway-Bikeway), and the Crescent Trail.

Both the Erie Canal Heritage Trail, towpath of the historic Erie Canal, and the RS&E Trolley Trail, the railbed of a former interurban electric trolley, are on publicly-owned rights of way. The surfaces are level, improved, and suitable for multiple uses such as bicycling, jogging, hiking, and cross-country skiing. They are closed to motorized vehicles. 

Since we've been out walking, hiking, losting (aka getting lost), we decided to pick up a map of all these hiking trails from our Town Hall. As we work our way through the trails, we're gonna check them off on our map.

These are from our Tuesday hike:

26.4 acres
It is still an active arboretum as plants, trees and shrubs are still being planted there
This time, Mommy turned on the tracking program app she downloaded.
We didn't wanna get lost again!
We found a very old fire hydrant right smack dab in the middle of the field
Mommy's favorite picture from our hike
A little black doggie pondering the road of life...
We didn't get lost and we had a great time! As you can see, our weather has been delightful. It was the perfect day for hiking with my peeps.

Lily Belle


  1. A beautiful area. And it's a great idea to go on all the walks. Good thing you've got your app to help you. We hope your mum was wearing something more substantial than Birkenstocks this time.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & roxy

    Did you remember the bread crumbs?

  2. I didn't know that about Rochester! We are at the other end of the state! What a beautiful place to go for a hike!

  3. Sorry Lily still chucking over your Blair Witch Project walk. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  4. What great hiking trails. so glad you didn't even get lost! LOL!

  5. I like the idea of checking off each trial on the map. That is something I would love to do. And I am very happy you did not get lost.

  6. Now that looks like a nice place to hike. (Did you leave pee mail on this trip to find your way back?)

  7. Oh, all that woodies stuff makes us jealous very nice to have all them waklie spots.

    Your Furends
    Susie & Bites

  8. Cool! I wish we had neat trails like that near me. Momma said she's going to start looking for some good hikes now that it's getting cool enough not to melt during them.

  9. That is LOVELY!! :) Our daddy and human brother have been to Rochester several times on mission trips for the church. Our mom doesn't do mission trips... she likes vacation trips... We agree with her ;)

    We got your beautiful text! xx Newby is overjoyed, as always, and says "grrrr-barky-woof!!"

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,

  10. hey Lily Belle,

    You live in a beautiful area! And how nice to have so many trails to pick from when in the mood to walk, hike, or get lost. ;->

    I really love the "pondering life" photo as well. Lovely!


  11. I've never been to that arboretum. It looks very nice. Maybe when/if we get our new dog (no one in the works just yet) we will have to try it out. The weather sure has been pleasant for hiking around here.


  12. Nice Walking place... butt I kinda miss the excitement of you getting lost. hehehe

  13. Woof to you Lily Belle & Muffin!!!! I am most envious of all of the hiking options close to your home. I will have to convince my assistant to let me come up for a visit so that I can experience real hiking with your 2 firsthand!!!! Much love to you 2 - XXOO - Mazzie

  14. Oh, that does look like a great place for a hike, Lily. We agree with your Mom, that is such a great shot of you contemplating the big journey ahead of you.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  15. What a beautiful park. Bet this is a great time of year to hike
    Benny & Lily

  16. Thanks for taking us on your walk with you. It looks great!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  17. What a beautiful place! Wanna trade?

  18. So what did that little black doggie think when she pondered the road of life? I love that photo too!

  19. I bet there were tons of good smells. What a nice place to go.

    Loveys Sasha


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