See Trail Condition Notes below
FOGVG Annual Hike, Program, Dish-to-Pass Dinner, and Meeting to be held in Belfast, NY on Sunday November 2, 2014.
Please review the Proposed Revisions of the FOGVG By-Laws available here to be voted upon at the Nov. 2 meeting.
FOGVG 2014-15 Membership Drive is now underway.
The Membership Year is from September 1, 2014 though August 31, 2015. Please renew or become a new member to support the Greenway. Membership Form
Genesee Valley Greenway is now the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park.
See Website at: http://www.nysparks.com/parks/189/details.aspx
The Genesee Valley Greenway State Park is one of hundreds of greenways being developed across the nation along old canals, abandoned rail beds, and riverbanks. It passes through scenic woodlands, river and stream valleys, rolling farmlands, steep gorges, and historic villages located in sixteen towns in Monroe, Livingston, Wyoming, Allegany, and Cattaraugus counties in New York State.
The Genesee Valley Greenway State Park is a National Recreational Trail.
In Celebration of National Trails Day on June 7, the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service have named the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park a National Recreation Trail.
The GVG State Park Wegmans Passport to Family Wellness Program
This program encourages families to get outside and be active on the Genesee Valley Greenway (GVG). A Passport with 14 GVG hikes from 2 to 7.5 miles long has been designed for this program. Participants will use this guide to explore and discover the richness of the GVG, increase their level of fitness, and perhaps earn a prize. See details on this program, including where to obtain Passports, here.
Greenway Trail Condition Notes - August 2014
Please note that a new trail washout between mile makers 20 and 21 north of Fowlerville Road has closed the trail in this section.
There is a substantial failure of over 100 feet of the trail about 1⁄4 mile south of Mile 25. This new problem, combined with the major washout just south of York Landing (~ mi 24), has resulted in the closure of the Greenway between York Landing and Route 63. The detour for this section is to use River Road that is west of the Greenway. Please note the signage for this detour. Plans for fixing the original culvert washout are going forward and work is to start this fall. Repairs for the large trail failure south of the culvert will be extensive and alternate routes are being investigated.Approximately 2000 feet of the Greenway south of Belfast has been closed due to major erosion along Black Creek. The closed section is south of Gleason Hill Road between Mile 77 and Mile 78. Orange construction fencing and "Barrier Ahead" signs have been placed at both ends of the clos9ed section. Two additional areas of erosion are developing just south of Rockville Lake. Currently the trail is still open there, but subject to change if the erosion worsens.
Geocaching on the Greenway
Do you like scavenger hunts? Are you interested in a challenge? If you answer yes, read about Geocaching on the Greenway. This may be an activity that will get your whole family out on the trail. Note that permits are required for placing caches on certain sections of the Greenway since it is now a NYS Park. Check the policies included on this web site under Trail Users.