Southern Tier Trail “Virtual” Community Meeting on Wednesday, May 13 at 6 p.m.


The 27-mile Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail (ECRT) is excited to be included in the assessment study that is currently being conducted for the proposed Southern Tier Trail. Thanks to funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and in partnership with GObike Buffalo, Alta Planning & Design has been hired to conduct this study. On Wednesday, May 13 at 6 p.m. GObike and Alta will host a virtual community meeting on the proposed 80- mile shared used trail connecting Buffalo to Hinsdale, New York. The one-hour Zoom meeting will include a presentation on the proposed project, trail benefits, opportunities and challenges, and ways you can provide your feedback with the Southern Tier Trail project team. Register in advance for this meeting at: 

Mark Your Calendars:

for this inaugural event planned for 2020 to raise awareness and support for the Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail:


Run for the Rail Trail
Sunday, Sept. 27 at Knox Farm
East Aurora, N.Y.
Register here


Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization working to preserve and convert a section of the Buffalo-Pittsburgh Railway to a multi-use trail. Over twenty-seven miles long, this inactive rail line connects the communities of Orchard Park, Aurora, West Falls, Colden, East Concord, Springville and West Valley, New York.


The former Buffalo and Pittsburgh rail line features beautiful scenery, ski areas, farmland, villages, county and town parks and a spectacular high-trestle bridge. Join us in exploring this underutilized asset. From present day photos to future design renditions, maps, facts, and more; you can find them all here.

ECRT Volunteer Spotlight: 
Volunteer Turns Bags into Dollars for ECRT!

ECRT is blessed with so many generous volunteers who give their time and talents to this wonderful project. One extraordinary example is former Town of Boston Supervisor, Lisa Rood who turned her horse-loving hobby into a fundraiser for ECRT. In anticipation of the NYS plastic bag ban, Lisa began saving and collecting sturdy horse and animal feedbags.

Shop at Bert’s Bikes & Fitness for Spring and Support ECRT!

When you buy a bike or exercise equipment at any Bert's location, make a donation to ECRT and Bert's will generously MATCH IT, up to $50!

Other Ways to Support ECRT

Nancy Buck purchases a new bike and donates to ECRT. L-R: Bert Dunn, Nancy Buck, Tim Morseon, Store Mgr.

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Love the outdoors? Consider joining us. Your support helps our ongoing efforts to preserve the former rail corridor with the intent to develop it into a multi-use recreational trail. It also demonstrates community support to our local and state officials. All members will receive our newsletter as well as exclusive invitations to ECRT events. When you register, you'll also have the opportunity to indicate if you would like to further assist us by volunteering.

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