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Upcoming Fall Trail Events

Friends of the Trail

Sep 12, 2023

Let's go for a walk!

We’ve planned several Fall walks to highlight the diverse sections of our 27-mile trail. Our three Friends groups are hosting events in Concord, Orchard Park and Aurora. Members from all groups are welcome to attend each event, so plan to enjoy a stroll and get to know parts of the trail you haven’t yet explored!


September 23rd                                        Concord                                9:30 am (Rain or shine)

We’ll start at Shamel Milling, 9384 Genesee Rd. in the Town of Concord, and walk for 3-4 miles round trip. Meet us on the west side of the parking lot at 9:30 a.m.

Register today until September 17th at!


October 21st                                               Orchard Park                     10:00 am (Rain or shine)

We’ve partnered with the Runners Roost for a seasonal Trail Trot on the recently resurfaced section of Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail in the Orchard Park Village. We hope you’ll join us for this fun walk, trot, or run from the Orchard Park Depot to Jewett Holmwood Road and back. Wear your Halloween costume for the event and you might just see yourself (with permission) in subsequent ECRT and Runners Roost social media posts.


Runners Roost is generously chipping in with athletic footwear and clothing for prize drawings at the event, to raise more funds for the improvement, expansion, and maintenance of the trail.


Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Parking is available at the ECRT Bank Street lot. Discount coupons for the Byrd House restaurant will be available to all participants. Register by October 17th at


November 12th                             Aurora                                Stay tuned for more information!


Happy Trails from your ECRT Friends Leaders,


Mary Carol Dearing - Concord/Springville

Nicole Avitahl-Curtis - Orchard Park

Laura Gunderson - Colden/West Falls                                                                      


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