Sat, Jun 17|
Orchard Park BR&P Depot
Celebrate the Opening of the Orchard Park Village Trail
ECRT invites the community to celebrate this new beginning by joining them on opening day. At 11:15 am, bells and train whistles will sound at the Orchard Park Depot as the barricades are removed from trail entrances, and the community is welcomed onto the trail for the first time.
Time & Location
Jun 17, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Orchard Park BR&P Depot, 395 S Lincoln Ave, Orchard Park, NY 14127, USA
About the event
After three years of preparation by Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail (ECRT), Village of Orchard Park residents will have a 1.3 mile multiuse recreational trail to enjoy for walking, running, biking, and strolling. Opening day festivities take place Saturday, June 17, 2023, from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm at the historic Orchard Park Railroad Depot next to the Orchard Park Library at 380 S. Lincoln Ave.
“Local residents have been enthusiastic supporters, and this section of the trail is possible because of their generosity and commitment,” said Mary Brummer, ECRT President. “ECRT is transforming this railroad corridor into a community asset we can all enjoy, and we will continue this work over the full 27 miles of our trail.”
The transformation is dramatic. An area that previously had become overgrown and unsightly has been cleared, proper drainage has been reestablished, and the trail has been resurfaced to accommodate comfortable and safe use by residents. Neighborhoods beyond the Orchard Park village center and adjacent to the trail now have safe, off-road access to the village parks, schools, library, and shops.
ECRT invites the community to celebrate this new beginning by joining them on opening day. At 11:15 am, bells and train whistles will sound at the Orchard Park Depot as the barricades are removed from trail entrances, and the community is welcomed onto the trail for the first time. Kids who walk or ride on the trail may return to the Depot to receive a celebratory frozen treat from ECRT. Following the opening celebration, the trail will be open daily from dawn until dusk.
Raffle tickets will be available to purchase for a chance to win one of two bicycles on September 30, 2023, with proceeds benefiting ECRT’s continuing efforts to improve the trail.