Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Guest Appearance: The Route 390 Trail

My wife and I took a walk from our hotel on Sunday morning and unexpectedly found ourselves at the southern end of the Route 390 Trail. The trail starts at the interchange of an interstate highway with a heavily traveled, divided, six-lane commercial road (Ridge Road West), but immediately drops below street and highway level into dense woods along a pond. We saw a rabbit on the trail, ducks and herons on the water. It was wonderful and surprising.

Checking a map later, we learned that the trail runs about five miles north from where we started, nearly to Lake Ontario, to meet the Lake Ontario State Parkway Multi-Use Trail. We had unknowingly seen a different section of it the day before, where it runs alongside a nursing home parking lot off Latta Road.