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Future Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail

  • 27.6 miles of the Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad right-of-way

  • The line begins in Orchard Park in Erie County and ends in the Town of Ashford in Cattaraugus County

  • It connects seven communities, two ski areas and travels through some of the  most spectacular countryside in all of Western New York.

  • It's an integral component of the future 80-mile Southern Tier Trail, linking downtown Buffalo and the Empire State Trail with the Genesee Valley Greenway.

Trail Benefits:

Recreation and opportunities to use the trail for walking, hiking, jogging, bicycling, horseback riding, nature observation, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, or snowmobiling.

Studies of similar trails have shown that they improve the health and general well-being of citizens in neighboring communities, promote positive economic growth, and can increase value of property along the corridor.

Rail Trail Fact Sheets and Studies:

Get Involved:

Erie Cattaraugus Rail Trail, Inc.  is comprised of a diverse group of professionals from many communities along the proposed corridor.

We still have a lot of work to do! We're looking for individuals and organizations that would enjoy using the trail in the future to contribute their time and talents.

If you would like to volunteer your time and support visit our
volunteer page or email us at

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