If you regularly travel though Pittsford, NY, you are probably aware that the Route 31 bridge over the canal is closed and traffic is being detoured. The bridge repair project follows the Victor, NY roundabout project that sent travelers well out of their way, and the Fairport, NY Lift Bridge repair that has been going on for what feels like forever.
The detour is a mild inconvenience, but comes with a nice surprise for some. The detour through Schoen Place reveals an area of Pittsford that is often unseen, but full of lots of great shops and restaurants. Places like Lock-32 Brewing Company, known for its “Mule Fuel” double IPA, Towpath Bike for the serious biking enthusiast, and for woodworkers, Pittsford Lumber has a hardwood lumber selection second to none.
Sometimes these special places we like to keep secret, so they don’t interfere with our own ability to enjoy them. The cat is out of the bag with Schoen Place, though. If you find yourself driving down Route 31. Leave yourself some extra time to spend on Schoen Place!