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West Shore Trail

The West Shore Trail proceeds from its trailhead on West Buffalo Street, Churchville, NY, westward for 8.8 miles to its terminus in Byron, NY. The total out and back mileage is 17.6 miles. The trailhead has a small parking lot, restrooms, and a caboose repainted in its original Chessie System colors. Trailhead signs describe the history of the ...

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Clarence Pathways Peanut Line

If you’re looking for creature comforts, this is the trail for you. The trail is paved from start to finish, has plenty of park benches for rest, and even several gazebos for rest or picnics. Built on the New York Central’s Batavia Line, the Clarence Pathways Peanut Line Trail, AKA Town of Clarence Bike Trail, is a 7.2 miles point to point ra...

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Pendleton Rail Trail

The Pendleton Rail Trail is 6.1 miles point to point (12.2 miles out and back), stretching from its trailhead on Townline Road at the Town of Pendleton border to the terminus at the Town of Pendleton northern border on Lockport Road. The northern terminus coincides with the southern trailhead of the Lockport Rail Trail. Trail Surface The trail...

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Ralph C. Sheldon Jr. Trail

The Ralph C. Sheldon Jr. Trail is a segment of the Chautauqua Rails To Trails (CR2T). The CR2T Trail Segments page says that its southern trailhead “begins at Titus Road [ed. Sherman, NY] and running northward to Summerdale Road, passes through woodlands and through wetlands which offer habitat suitable for beavers and migrating waterfowl. Parki...

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Alison Wells Ney Trail

The Alison Wells Ney Trail is a segment of the Chautauqua Rails To Trails (CR2T). The trail starts at the parking lot on Prospect Station and ends at the Brocton trailhead on School Street. The trail is 7.3 miles point to point with an elevation gain of 497 feet if you start in Brocton. If you start at Prospect Station, the trail is downhill all...

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Amherst Peanut Line Trail

The Amherst Peanut Line Trail is 5.2 miles point to point (10.4 miles out and back) with elevation gain of a mere 33 feet. It coincides with a portion of the Conservation Trail. There is a convenient parking lot at 79 Dodge Rd, on the Ellicott Creek Trailway (AKA Amherst Bike Path). Trail Surface The trail is mostly uneven grass and the draina...

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Newstead-Akron Bike Path

Variously called Newstead-Akron Bike Path, Akron-Newstead Bike Path, Town of Newstead Bike Path, Clarence Akron Pathway, and West Shore Line, this is a 5.2 mile fully paved rail trail. Do not confuse this with the West Shore Trail. This trail, Peanut Line Trail, Waterford Trail, and Spaulding Green Trail comprise the Clarence Pathways. In additi...

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Nancy B. Diggs Trail

The Nancy B. Diggs Trail is a segment of the Chautauqua Rails To Trails (CR2T). The CR2T Trail Segments page says, the trail “begins at Hannum Road and runs northward past Bentley Road to State Route 430, passing through woodland and offering first peeks at the agricultural diversity of the area.” The trail is 1.4 miles point to point (2.8 out a...

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Tonawanda Rails to Trails

The Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation reports, “This 3.9 mile trail is composed of two segments on top of a former railroad bed in the Town of Tonawanda and the City of Tonawanda.” The town has a useful map which identifies points of interest in the town. The trail even has its own Facebook page. The celebration of trail completio...

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North Buffalo Rails to Trails

The North Buffalo Rails to Trails is a 0.8 mile point to point (1.6 miles out and back) trail in North Buffalo. It starts in Shoshone Park, proceeds through Minnesota Avenue Linear Park and then to Kenmore Ave. Shoshone Park parking lot is shared with ball game teams and spectators. The Kenmore Ave parking lot is dedicated to Tonawanda and North...

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