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The North Branch of the Lehigh Valley Trail connects the campuses of the University of Rochester and Rochester Institute of Technology. The trail’s northern terminus is where the Erie Canal Heritage Trail connects to the university’s parking lot, accessed by Intercampus Drive. From there, the trail uses a concrete-and-gravel bridge to cross I-390. A path continues 0.2 mile to East River Road.
From East River Road to Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road (1.5 mile) the trail is stone dust. Users must then use the sidewalk (concrete, 5-foot wide) of Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road for 0.25 mile south and cross Jefferson Road at a controlled intersection with a push-button walk sign. South of Jefferson Road, the path is a paved asphalt multi-use path parallel to John Street for the remaining 1.5 mile. The multi-use path terminates at Bailey Road.
Turn left onto Bailey Road and follow the small green “Lehigh Valley Trail” trail signs for 1 mile to Route 15/W. Henrietta Road. Turn right onto Route 15/W.Henrietta Road and travel 0.3 mile and make a left turn onto Calkins Road following the trail signs. Travel 1 mile on Calkins Road and make a right turn into Veterans Memorial Park (no park sign, across from the terminus of Hylan Drive). You will pick up the stone dust trail again; head south. The stone dust trail ends at Florendin Drive.
Continue south on Florendin Drive 350 feet and cross Lehigh Station Road onto Nevins Road. Travel 0.5 mile to end of Nevins Road and the stone dust trail begins again and goes approximately 5 miles to the terminus at Rochester Junction, where you can connect to the rest of the Lehigh Valley Trail system.
Parking is available midway in Veterans Memorial Park (595 Calkins Road) and on its southern end where the trail crosses East Henrietta Road.
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