Genesee Valley Greenway – Cuylerville to Piffard

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January 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Greenway Parking Area on Rt 20A
NY 14481

Sunday’s destination is that section of the Genesee Valley Greenway between Cuylerville and Piffard.  It has farmland, large ponds, woodlands, pastures and large oaks.  All groups will meet at the Greenway Parking and Kiosk Area on the north side of Rt 20A in Cuylerville.  Be prepared to cross-country ski, snowshoe, or hike depending on conditions.  Dress in layers and pack water and a snack.

Information on the Genesee Valley Greenway can be found on the NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website at: .

Hiking Groups

Climbers will go north to Piffard and make a round trip back to Cuylerville  –  8 miles.

Tourists will car pool to Piffard and go south one way to Cuylerville – 4 miles.

Naturalists will go north and spend time looking for winter birds, animal tracks and other interesting things along the trail.  The distance will be determined by the group.


*** Note Change in Location.  There will be an after hike social in the tavern at the Yard of Ale, 3226 Genesee Street (Route 63), Piffard.  The Yard of Ale opens at 4:30.

Directions to Meeting Place

From Springwater: Take NY-15N west from the flashing light for 1.5 miles.  Turn left on Liberty Pole Rd (CR 38).  This road changes names and numbers (CR 1A and then CR 1) but continue for 8 miles. Turn right onto NY-63N for 9.4 miles. Take a sharp left turn onto US-20A W (NY 39 also). The parking area is on the right in 2.4 miles just before US-20A turns a sharp left in Cuylerville.

From Wayland: Take NY-21 south to Interstate 390.  Turn right to take I390N for 22 miles to exit 7 – NY 408.  Turn right onto NY-408N then slight left to continue on NY-63 for 3 miles. Take a sharp left turn onto US-20A W (NY 39 also). The parking area is on the right in 2.4 miles just before US-20A turns a sharp left in Cuylerville.

From Honeoye: For the entirety of the trip from Honeoye to Cuylerville, you’ll take US-20A W for about 22 miles of driving to the trailhead parking area.  Its just that simple!  But routing can be a bit confusing in some places, such as a junctions and where there are concurrently running routes, so watch signs carefully.  ⇒Further detailed description (if you need it): Follow US-20A W from the hamlet of Honeoye through the hamlet of Hemlock and villages of Livonia and Geneseo and then heading into the small hamlet of Cuylerville. (Watch signs for US-20A carefully on the SW side of the village of Geneseo, or you may go astray.)  SW of village of Geneseo, US-20A W & NY-39 W & NY-63 S all briefly run concurrently. Staying on US-20A (& concurrently running NY-39 W), from the US-20A (NY-39 also) split from NY-63 at the SW side of Geneseo, you’ll then travel 2.4 miles to the trailhead parking area located on the right just before US-20A (NY-39 also) turns a sharp left in Cuylerville. (By-the-way, as a digression, a short-cut on Big Tree Rd in the towns of Richmond and Livonia, circumventing a segment of US-20A, saves a mile but not any time).

One thought on “Genesee Valley Greenway – Cuylerville to Piffard

  1. History on tap! Quintessentially paired after-hike social in the National Hotel in Cuylerville with a GVG hike. The National Hotel owes it very existence to the Genesee Valley Canal, having been built to serve the toilers and travelers of that canal. Sans the canal and sans the subsequent GVCRR certainly the National Hotel as a business in the small community of Cuylerville has its challenges to continue on as a viable small business. A part of supporting local businesses, hikers can patronize any remaining local establishments that once served the former canal and railroad as they enjoy hiking the former right-of-way now existing as the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park (GVG). Such is in fact the case for hikers who come to this 1/8/2017 ST hike on the GVG. Kudos to the Hike Planner for bringing this immersive hike & history pairing event to fruition.

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