More than 100 years ago these lands were owned and farmed by several “potato kings”, dairymen, turkey growers, and other late 19th century families. During our 1 to 1½ hour walk, we will meet and chat briefly with Gerald “Joe” Bulman whose grandfather owned the Pleasant Valley Farm, located north of Garnsey Road and extending from Moseley Road to Turk Hill Road. Mr. Bulman is known by a few ‘old-timers’ as the Mayor of Garnsey Road. He lives near the Trail in a century-old house that had been built by Mark Garnsey.
Monthly hikes are organized and hosted by the Crescent Trail Hiking Association. Adults, teens and children under the age of 16, when supervised by an adult, are welcome to participate. All hikes start at 1:30 PM on the second Sunday of the month all year-round. Guided hike locations change monthly and are posted on social media. Hikes are usually up to 2 hours in duration. At any point of the hike, you may turn around and return to the start. No pre-registration required. Free and open to the public.
The Crescent Trail (a network of public footpaths) and the Crescent Trail Hiking Association (a non-profit organization of volunteers) were largely responsible for the American Hiking Society and U.S. National Parks Service naming the community of Perinton-Fairport as a Trail Town USA in 1996. Now, more than twenty years later, the Crescent Trail, the Crescent Trail Hiking Association, the Town of Perinton’s Recreation and Parks Department, and the hundreds of people who use the trails year-round continue that legacy.
To inquire about upcoming hikes, learn more about the trails, or report any trail conditions to the Crescent Trail Hiking Association, please visit any of the following online sites or call 585.678.1769.