Directions

Directions to Greensprings

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From Ithaca: Take NY Route 13 (Elmira Road) south 4.5 miles from city limits. (Follow sign for Elmira—right lane—where Routes 34 & 96 split off.) At sign for Newfield, turn left. You will be on Main Street. Go all the way through the village. After post office, turn left on Van Kirk Road. Continue south 4 miles. Where Van Kirk bends nearly 90 degrees to left, slow down, then go straight onto Irish Hill Road. Drive 1.2 miles to the Greensprings entrance, which will be on your left.

From Elmira (I-86/NY Rt. 17): Take Exit 54 onto NY Route 13 north; drive about 19 miles. Look for sign for Trumbull Corners Road. (This intersection is about 7.8 miles after the Rt. 13-Rt. 224 crossroad.) Turn right at Trumbull Corners Road. At stop sign, turn right. Take first left turn onto Van Kirk Road. Continue south 4 miles; where Van Kirk bends nearly 90 degrees to left, slow down, then go straight onto Irish Hill Road. Drive 1.2 miles to the Greensprings entrance, which will be on your left.

From Binghamton (I-86/NY Rt. 17): Drive west on I-86/NY Rt. 17 to Owego. At Exit 64, take NY Rt. 96 north about 10 miles to Candor. At Candor, follow Rt. 96 where it turns left. (Do NOT follow Rt. 96B north.) Drive west on Rt. 96 about 9 miles to Spencer. At the blinking red light in Spencer continue straight on NY Rt. 34 south. (Do NOT follow Rts. 34 & 96 north!) Drive almost 4 miles to Van Etten. Rt. 34 turns to the south here—you need to go straight onto NY Rt. 224. Continue on Rt. 224 about 5.5 miles. Turn right onto Jackson Hollow Road (also County Rt. 13). Stay on the main paved road for about 5.2 miles. After about 2.7 miles, you will cross into Tompkins County, and where Jackson Hollow turns right, continue straight on Van Kirk Road. At 5.2 miles (from NY Rt. 224), Van Kirk Road turns sharply to the right. That’s where you turn sharply left on Irish Hill Road. Drive 1.2 miles to the Greensprings entrance, which will be on your left.

Please—when you visit us, or if you come for a burial, allow yourself plenty of time to get here. Although we’re only 16 miles south of Ithaca, only six of those miles are on a highway. It can take as much as a half-hour to get here. And watch carefully for the sign at Irish Hill Road; it doesn’t stand out. Irish Hill Road is a dirt road with narrow shoulders; kids and dogs live along the road. If you’re running late and tempted to go fast—well, we (and our neighbors) would prefer you didn’t.