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Rail Trails near Buffalo, NY

If you’re looking for easy hikes near Buffalo, NY, look at these rail trails. A rail trail is a trail built on a former railroad bed. They are great for running, cycling and walking. The asphalt ones may be better for rolling, rollerblading, and pushing a stroller. With adequate snowfall, all are good for skiing and snowshoeing. Please consider ...

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Rail Trails in Cattaraugus County, NY

If you’re looking for easy hikes in Cattaraugus County, NY, look at these rail trails. A rail trail is a trail built on a former railroad bed. They are great for running, cycling and walking. The asphalt ones may be better for rolling, rollerblading, and pushing a stroller. With adequate snowfall, all are good for skiing and snowshoeing. Please ...

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Rail Trails in Chautauqua County, NY

If you’re looking for easy hikes in Chautauqua County, NY, look at these rail trails. A rail trail is a trail built on a former railroad bed. They are great for running, cycling and walking. The asphalt ones may be better for rolling, rollerblading, and pushing a stroller. With adequate snowfall, all are good for skiing and snowshoeing. Please c...

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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. Leave No Trace, Ten Esse...

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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). Leave No Trace, Ten Essentials While you’re enjoying the outd...

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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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