WEST SHORE TRAIL:
BYRON-CHURCHVILLE, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: August 1, 2016
Length: West Shore Trail; 11.6+ miles?
Difficulty: Easy. Flat 0.3 mile stone-dust rail trail in Churchville.
Moderate. Flat hard packed dirt, grass and gravel rail trail. Mt bike recommended.
To Start from Churchville; From I-490 take exit 3 to Route 36 north into Churchville. Turn left on W Buffalo St and travel 0.5 miles to a parking lot on your right.
The West Shore Trail follows the rail bed of the former West Shore RR. A short section has been developed in Churchville. From Churchville to Byron the trail is partially developed. For more information visit; WEST SHORE TRAIL; CHURCHVILLE .
Starting from Churchville; Map board and restrooms located here.
Heading East; I've checked out this section. From the parking lot head east along an open stone-dust trail passing by an old RR signal. Lamps line the trail. Come to Howard Ave after 0.2 miles where the trail currently ends next to an old RR Crossing sign.
Heading West; From the parking lot follow the crosswalk over Route 30 where the stone-dust trail heads into the woods. After 0.1 miles the trail turns to hard packed dirt, grass and gravel. I haven't checked out this section. Cross N Lake Rd at 2 miles and W Sweden St at 4.3 miles. Parking area. This section travels along a shaded corridor past farmers fields. Cross Swamp Rd at 7.3 miles and again at 8.4 miles. Picnic pavilion located here next to Mill Pond. The trail now travels through Byron coming to McElver Rd at 8.8 miles. Continue straight along a gravel road then on-road along Terry St and you'll return to the trail at 9 miles. Byron Trestle Park parking lot here. Cross a bridge over Black Creek and the crushed gravel? trail continues west along a partially shaded corridor. Cross Batavia Byron Rd at 9.9 miles. The trail is either crushed gravel or hard packed dirt here. Cross Chapel Rd at 10.7 miles and a culvert over Spring Creek before crossing Transit Rd at about 11.6 miles. Past here it may turn into an ATV trail, not sure.
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