LAKESHORE BIKE TRAIL:

SEA BREEZE DRIVE PATH:

IRONDEQUOIT, NEW YORK

-BIKE IT OR HIKE IT-

Last Updated:     August 4, 2015

Length:                Lakeshore Bike Trail; 2.2 miles

                               Sea Breeze Drive Path; 1.9 miles

                              Sea Breeze Drive Path/Lakeshore Bike Trail; 3.1 miles

Difficulty:           Lakeshore Bike Trail; Moderate. Paved trail with a steep hill. 

                              Sea Breeze Drive Path; Moderate. Paved trail with a steep hill. 

Directions:     

To Start from Sea Breeze Drive Path (East end); From the junction of I-490 and Route 590 take Route 590 north to Sea Breeze Drive. Follow Sea breeze Drive north to its end and turn right on Culver Rd. Follow culver Rd to its end (Jetty that no longer has a bridge) where you'll find parking lots on your right (Irondequoit Bay Marine Park) and left (Irondequoit Bay Small Boat Harbor).

To Start from Lakeshore Bike Trail (West end); From the junction of I-490 and Route 590 take Route 590 north to Sea Breeze Drive. Follow Sea breeze Drive north to the third traffic circle and turn left on Durand Blvd. Continue straight on Route 97 for about 2 miles through Durand Eastman Park. Park in the last parking lot before leaving the park next to Lake Ontario. The trail starts to your left where it connects to a sidewalk on Route 97 (Lakeshore Blvd).

The Sea Breeze Drive Path travels from Irondequoit Bay, next to Lake Ontario, south alongside Sea Breeze Drive. It makes a good starting point to combine the two trails as you can connect to the Lakeshore Bike Trail via a short on-road detour. The Lakeshore Bike Trail travels through Durand Eastman Park alongside Lake Ontario. You can connect to the Sea Breeze Drive Path from the east end of the trail which will take you north past Irondequoit Bay Marine Park to a Jetty out into Lake Ontario. For more information visit; DURAND EASTMAN PARK .

Sea Breeze Drive Path

Starting from the Culver Road parking lot [Irondequoit Bay Small Boat Harbor] (East end); Restrooms located here.

Note; Heading north from the parking lot a cement trail takes you alongside Irondequoit Bay Small Boat Harbor and jetty and out to a small lighthouse jutting into Lake Ontario at 0.3 miles.

Heading west a wide Bike Lane takes you alongside Culver Rd to a crosswalk. Head left along a wide sidewalk then cross over to the paved Sea Breeze Drive Path. Travel south alongside Irondequoit Bay Marine Park on your left and Sea Breeze Drive on your right. Start a long gradual climb up a hill where you'll come to a roundabout (Iron ships mast in the middle) for Sea Breeze Drive and Durand Blvd at 0.7 miles. 

Note; From here you can connect to the Lakeshore Bike Trail via a short on-road detour. See Below.

The trail continues alongside Sea Breeze Drive, passing by the Point Pleasant Rd roundabout at 1 mile, the Seneca Rd roundabout at 1.5 miles and finally the Titus Ave roundabout (flags in the middle) at 1.9 miles where the trail ends.

Lakeshore Bike Trail

Starting from the Sea Breeze Drive Path at the Durand Blvd roundabout; From the Sea Breeze Drive Path use the crosswalk on the north side of the roundabout to cross Sea Breeze Drive past the Sea Breeze Drive parking lot out to Maryknoll Park road. Travel west on-road (residential) out to Culver Rd. Head left along a sidewalk to Durand Blvd and head right via a cross light to the Lakeshore Bike Trail alongside Route 97 after 0.2 miles from the Sea Breeze Drive Path (0.9 miles from Culver Road parking lot). Here the wide paved Lakeshore Bike Trail travels through a canopy of trees and begins a long, winding, gradual 0.6 mile descent to a boardwalk across a marsh and back alongside Route 97 at 0.8 miles (1.7 miles). The is all part of Durand Eastman ParkDurand Lake is across the road. The trail now travels along Lake Ontario passing by the first of many parking lots at 1.1 miles (2 miles). Across the road is Eastman Lake. Access to beaches, picnic tables, Porto-Potty's and map boards along this section. After passing the last parking lot (West end) the trail ends at 2.2 miles (3.1 miles) as you leave the Park and come to a sidewalk. 

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