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Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

28.56 mi
State: NY
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

2.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Clarence Pathways

16.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Devil's Hole Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Ellicott Creek Trailway

6.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Erie Canalway Trail

279.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Genesee Valley Greenway

68.8 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Great Gorge Railway Trail

1.1 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Greenway Nature Trail

1.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lancaster Heritage Trail

4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lehigh Memory Trail

0.71 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

0.65 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Pat McGee Trail

12.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

Robert Moses Recreational Trail

3.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

4.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Two Mile Creek Greenway

1.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but...
NY 28.56 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Rails to Trails pathway is a great community asset for this Buffalo suburb. About 1.5...
NY 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Four trails make up the Clarence Pathways trail system: the 3.5-mile West Shore Trail, 4.8-mile Newstead Bike Path, 6.1-mile Clarence Bike Trail and 2.3-mile Peanut Line Trail. The trails radiate...
NY 16.7 mi Asphalt
The Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The rail-trail follows the route of a former trolley line built in the Niagara Gorge in 1895. Railroad...
NY 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Ellicott Creek Trailway is an asphalt path used for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. This multiuse pathway travels along Ellicott Creek—a 47-mile waterway that flows from Bennington to the...
NY 6.9 mi Asphalt
The Erie Canalway Trail will run for 360 miles in upstate New York—from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east—linking many other communities along the way, including Rochester, Syracuse, Rome,...
NY 279.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles)...
NY 68.8 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Great Gorge Railway Trail offers a scenic hiking experience near New York's famed Niagara Falls destination. Begin your trek at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and descend into the gorge....
NY 1.1 mi Crushed Stone
Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also...
NY 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main...
NY 20 mi Ballast
The Lancaster Heritage Trail offers scenic views as it traverses the wooded Lancaster countryside. At each end, kiosks provide a brief history of the trail, which was built on a portion of the...
NY 4 mi Asphalt
Just east of Buffalo, New York, lies the Lehigh Memory Trail in the Village of Williamsville. The pathway is a short paved trail that runs through the heart of the village. The trail can get crowded...
NY 0.71 mi Asphalt
North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in...
NY 0.65 mi Asphalt
Make way for diversity on the Pat McGee Trail. This 12.1-mile path boasts a diverse array of plant and animal life, with more than 150 species of bird. A variety of users, including snowmobilers and...
NY 12.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass
The Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spanning nearly 4 miles, begins at Main Street in Niagara Fall. From there, it heads north past the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and winds along the Niagara...
NY 3.9 mi Asphalt
The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...
NY 1.8 mi Asphalt
Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried...
NY 4.7 mi Asphalt
The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends...
NY 1.3 mi Asphalt

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Two Mile Creek Greenway

NY - 1.3 miles

The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends...

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

NY - 0.65 miles

North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in...

Ellicott Creek Trailway

NY - 6.9 miles

Ellicott Creek Trailway is an asphalt path used for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. This multiuse pathway travels along Ellicott Creek—a 47-mile waterway that flows from Bennington to the...

Lancaster Heritage Trail

NY - 4 miles

The Lancaster Heritage Trail offers scenic views as it traverses the wooded Lancaster countryside. At each end, kiosks provide a brief history of the trail, which was built on a portion of the...

Accordion

Clarence Pathways

NY - 16.7 miles

Four trails make up the Clarence Pathways trail system: the 3.5-mile West Shore Trail, 4.8-mile Newstead Bike Path, 6.1-mile Clarence Bike Trail and 2.3-mile Peanut Line Trail. The trails radiate...

Greenway Nature Trail

NY - 1.2 miles

Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also...

Lehigh Memory Trail

NY - 0.71 miles

Just east of Buffalo, New York, lies the Lehigh Memory Trail in the Village of Williamsville. The pathway is a short paved trail that runs through the heart of the village. The trail can get crowded...

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

NY - 4.7 miles

Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried...

Robert Moses Recreational Trail

NY - 3.9 miles

The Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spanning nearly 4 miles, begins at Main Street in Niagara Fall. From there, it heads north past the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and winds along the Niagara...

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

NY - 2.3 miles

A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Rails to Trails pathway is a great community asset for this Buffalo suburb. About 1.5...

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

NY - 1.8 miles

The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

NY - 0.65 miles

North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in...

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

NY - 28.56 miles

Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but...

Greenway Nature Trail

NY - 1.2 miles

Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also...

Lehigh Memory Trail

NY - 0.71 miles

Just east of Buffalo, New York, lies the Lehigh Memory Trail in the Village of Williamsville. The pathway is a short paved trail that runs through the heart of the village. The trail can get crowded...

Accordion

Ellicott Creek Trailway

NY - 6.9 miles

Ellicott Creek Trailway is an asphalt path used for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. This multiuse pathway travels along Ellicott Creek—a 47-mile waterway that flows from Bennington to the...

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

NY - 1.8 miles

The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...

Two Mile Creek Greenway

NY - 1.3 miles

The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends...

Lancaster Heritage Trail

NY - 4 miles

The Lancaster Heritage Trail offers scenic views as it traverses the wooded Lancaster countryside. At each end, kiosks provide a brief history of the trail, which was built on a portion of the...

Great Gorge Railway Trail

NY - 1.1 miles

The Great Gorge Railway Trail offers a scenic hiking experience near New York's famed Niagara Falls destination. Begin your trek at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and descend into the gorge....

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

NY - 4.7 miles

Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried...

Genesee Valley Greenway

NY - 68.8 miles

The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles)...

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

NY - 2.3 miles

A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Rails to Trails pathway is a great community asset for this Buffalo suburb. About 1.5...

Robert Moses Recreational Trail

NY - 3.9 miles

The Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spanning nearly 4 miles, begins at Main Street in Niagara Fall. From there, it heads north past the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and winds along the Niagara...

Clarence Pathways

NY - 16.7 miles

Four trails make up the Clarence Pathways trail system: the 3.5-mile West Shore Trail, 4.8-mile Newstead Bike Path, 6.1-mile Clarence Bike Trail and 2.3-mile Peanut Line Trail. The trails radiate...

Devil's Hole Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

The Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The rail-trail follows the route of a former trolley line built in the Niagara Gorge in 1895. Railroad...

Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander)

NY - 20 miles

The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main...

Pat McGee Trail

NY - 12.1 miles

Make way for diversity on the Pat McGee Trail. This 12.1-mile path boasts a diverse array of plant and animal life, with more than 150 species of bird. A variety of users, including snowmobilers and...

Erie Canalway Trail

NY - 279.5 miles

The Erie Canalway Trail will run for 360 miles in upstate New York—from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east—linking many other communities along the way, including Rochester, Syracuse, Rome,...

Erie Canalway Trail

NY - 279.5 miles

The Erie Canalway Trail will run for 360 miles in upstate New York—from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east—linking many other communities along the way, including Rochester, Syracuse, Rome,...

Clarence Pathways

NY - 16.7 miles

Four trails make up the Clarence Pathways trail system: the 3.5-mile West Shore Trail, 4.8-mile Newstead Bike Path, 6.1-mile Clarence Bike Trail and 2.3-mile Peanut Line Trail. The trails radiate...

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

NY - 1.8 miles

The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...

Greenway Nature Trail

NY - 1.2 miles

Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also...

Accordion

Robert Moses Recreational Trail

NY - 3.9 miles

The Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spanning nearly 4 miles, begins at Main Street in Niagara Fall. From there, it heads north past the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and winds along the Niagara...

Ellicott Creek Trailway

NY - 6.9 miles

Ellicott Creek Trailway is an asphalt path used for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. This multiuse pathway travels along Ellicott Creek—a 47-mile waterway that flows from Bennington to the...

Great Gorge Railway Trail

NY - 1.1 miles

The Great Gorge Railway Trail offers a scenic hiking experience near New York's famed Niagara Falls destination. Begin your trek at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and descend into the gorge....

Devil's Hole Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

The Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The rail-trail follows the route of a former trolley line built in the Niagara Gorge in 1895. Railroad...

Lancaster Heritage Trail

NY - 4 miles

The Lancaster Heritage Trail offers scenic views as it traverses the wooded Lancaster countryside. At each end, kiosks provide a brief history of the trail, which was built on a portion of the...

Genesee Valley Greenway

NY - 68.8 miles

The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles)...

Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander)

NY - 20 miles

The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main...

Two Mile Creek Greenway

NY - 1.3 miles

The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends...

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

NY - 28.56 miles

Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but...

Pat McGee Trail

NY - 12.1 miles

Make way for diversity on the Pat McGee Trail. This 12.1-mile path boasts a diverse array of plant and animal life, with more than 150 species of bird. A variety of users, including snowmobilers and...

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

NY - 2.3 miles

A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Rails to Trails pathway is a great community asset for this Buffalo suburb. About 1.5...

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

NY - 4.7 miles

Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried...

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

NY - 0.65 miles

North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in...

Lehigh Memory Trail

NY - 0.71 miles

Just east of Buffalo, New York, lies the Lehigh Memory Trail in the Village of Williamsville. The pathway is a short paved trail that runs through the heart of the village. The trail can get crowded...

Recent Trail Reviews

Genesee Valley Greenway

Easy, quiet ride

July, 2017 by ethanpage

Rode from Jefferson Rd (252) to the Lehigh Valley trail. Nice and flat. Just south of Erie Station Rd there are a few huge trees that came down obstructing the trail that you have to kind of climb through (watch out for poison ivy). Otherwise a very nice ride.

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

5 star trail; 3 star markings

July, 2017 by miroslavrakic

The trail is as described. Mostly grassy and crushed stone. It gets technical in a few spots with some Loose gravel or soggy spots. I rode 29 inch 2.1 width tires on my bike and it was pretty Much ideal. Any narrower of a tire and it probably would not have been enough. If you're an adventurous, experienced rider, you will love this trail. If you're looking for a pleasure cruise, I'd recommend looking elsewhere. If you're looking for fun and effort, The trail quality is definitely 5 star in my Mind. The markings could use a little help. I started in Sherman and rode end to end. I lost the trail several times due to lack of signage. I also accidentally and unintentionally trespassed onto an angry farmer's property. I give the trail markings three stars.

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

Incorrect North-End Parking Address

July, 2017 by jasteele1969

The parking address listed on the Trail Link description is not correct. The actual parking area for this trail is located on State Street near the intersection of State and Young Streets - not on Francis Street.

That being said - I love this trail, I grew up very close to this rail line and I think this is a great use of it.

Accordion

Erie Canalway Trail

Fairport to W Henrietta Rd Rochester

June, 2017 by ajw

We parked at Lock 32, and rode west to Henrietta Rd (we were going to Genesee Valley Park, but trail closed at Henrietta Rd for bridge construction). Then turned around and went east to Fairport. 26miles roundtrip. Trail is paved, flat, and in good condition for most of the way. Since it is along a canal, it is open with little shade. Tough on a windy day. There was a portapotty at Lock 32, but no other restrooms or water that we saw.

Lancaster Heritage Trail

LOVE IT!

June, 2017 by laurahobbit2003

It's nearby my house and i walk there few times. It's Very Relaxing!!

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

Great Ride!

May, 2017 by ddmc13

Rode my mountain bike from a friend's place in Mayville to Sherman & back on 5.27.17 for a total of 25 miles. The trail was a little soggy from the rain the few days prior but overall not real bad. Pros: incredible scenery, lots of wildlife, easy trail to travel (with the appropriate bike). Cons: Could use better signage in a few spots. For example, when coming out of the path onto Hannum Rd. (like the signage at Titus that gives specific directions to make a right on Titus, then left on Kendrick, etc.), got a little confused where there was a split just before Lyons Rd. & was afraid I was taking the wrong trail through someone's back yard. Also, there's another trail off of Sunnydale that's right before the CHQ R-T. Not sure if it's part of the same system as it looks like it intersects CHQ R-T further on in the woods but I didn't explore, again, for fear I would be traveling on private property. Overall I had a great experience & will most likely ride it again. I recommend this path for anyone looking for a great ride through some beautiful country. I suggest taking a good look at the map first though.

Pat McGee Trail

Great Ride

May, 2017 by Bud Gearhart

Just rode the trail from south to north and back. Beautiful and widely diverse scenery. The trial was slow compared to asphalt or crushed stone, being mostly grass, hard-packed dirt, and some crushed stone. Mostly double-track but single-track in some places. The southern-most end was primarily mowed grass, but the further north we rode, the harder and smoother the trail surface became. There was a Porta-John at the ball field in Little Valley, which was nice, but otherwise no amenities. Met the Director of the Pat McGee Trail on his tractor. Was thrilled that we "came all the way from Rochester to ride his little trail."

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

Terrific!!

May, 2017 by aaron7669

This is the best Morning treat on a perfect Spring Day!

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

nice walk

April, 2017 by wyzprofessor

Love how this trail system connects to the north buffalo trail system!

Lancaster Heritage Trail

nice trail

April, 2017 by wyzprofessor

Nice enjoyable walk. Parking lot a little hard to find.

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

pleasant surprise

April, 2017 by wyzprofessor

Nice trail! Easy access, plenty of parking

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

really nice

April, 2017 by wyzprofessor

My favorite rail to trail so far. Quiet, peaceful, great access

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