Genesee Valley Greenway Series

March 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
York Landing
York Landing Rd

We have two changes to today’s hike:

  1. We will avoid carpooling by all meeting at York Landing and doing an out and back hike.
  2. We will cancel the social. Some hikers may choose to stop at the brewery for a pint or a growler.

Two months we hiked and skied along the Greenway from Piffard to York Landing. This Sunday we will continue North along the Genesee River to Fowlerville Rd and beyond. Well, actually for logistic reasons we are going to start at Fowlerville Rd and walk south, but you get the idea.

The Greenway follows an old railroad, which follows a canal towpath, so our hike is pretty flat, with one hill that goes up about 10 feet, and one dip where an old culvert washed out and was replaced, but not filled back in to the height of the rail bed.  But the varied views of the Genesee River and the farms along the way will make for a very enjoyable hike.

Unless unpredicted snow shows up, this will be a simple hike. Wear hiking boots and dress in layers appropriate for the weather on Sunday.

All hikers should meet at the end of York Landing Rd at the Greenway parking area at 1:45. From there, we will carpool to Fowlerville Rd to start the hike.

The Naturalists will head south from the parking area on Fowlerville Rd for about 2.5 miles to York Landing. If they arrive at the cars before the Tourists, they can continue south to see the entire old boat landing that was a real hub where river boats and canal boats transferred supplies.

The Tourists will head north for 20 minutes along the bend in the river. Then they will turn around and return to the cars on Fowlerville Rd and then continue south to meet the Naturalists at York Landing.

Following the hike, let’s visit the Dublin Corners Farm Brewery on NY-36 just north of Fowlerville Rd. We can enjoy their locally brewed beers.  This is a brewery without a kitchen, but some people bring subs or pizzas or just snacks according to the owner.  So try to bring some munchies to go with the beer. We will have plates and forks and spoons so you have someplace to put your food.


From Springwater: Take NY 15 north to Liberty Pole Rd. Turn left on Liberty Pole and continue for 8.1 miles to Groveland. Turn right onto NY 63 N toward Geneseo. In 6.4 miles, turn right to stay on NY 63. Then in 3.3 miles, turn left to stay on NY 63 just before you enter the Village of Geneseo. In 4 miles, you will cross the Greenway in Piffard and then turn right onto River Rd. In 2.8 miles turn right on York Landing Rd (the first road to the right, this is a dirt road). There is a parking area at the end of the road.

From Naples: Take CR 36 north to Honeoye. Turn left on NY-20A. In 1.5 miles turn right onto Big Tree Rd. Continue on Big Tree for 6.9 miles to the end, and turn left onto 20A (or you can stay of 20A from Honeoye through Hemlock and Livonia). In Lakeville, bear right to stay on NY-15. In 1.5 miles, just a few feet beyond the intersection with NY 256 from Dansville, turn left onto Triphammer Rd. At the end of Triphammer, turn right on NY-39. In 2.5 miles, turn left onto Fowlerville Rd. Just after you cross over the Genesee River, you may stop at the Greenway and wait for us to carpool up to meet you, or continue on to River Rd and then York Landing Rd (turn left on River Rd, then left again to stay on River Rd, the left onto York Landing). The parking area is at the end of the road.

Directions to the start of the hike: Return on York Landing Rd. Turn right on River Rd. At York Rd, turn right to stay on River Rd. Turn right on Fowlerville Rd. Parking for a few cars is available on the right at the Greenway.

Directions to the Brewery: Follow River Rd to Fowlerville Rd (see one line up). Turn left on Fowlerville Rd. Turn right onto NY 36.  The Brewery is on the left in half a mile.

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