See Trail Condition Notes Below
The Genesee Valley Greenway State Park (GVGSP) was approved in 2011
and named a National Recreational Trail
in June 2014.
See Website at: http://www.nysparks.com/parks/189/details.aspx
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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 2-Year Historic Interpretive Hike Series will continue in 2016. See details on these hikes here.
The GVG State Park Wegmans Passport to Family Wellness Program
This program, introduced in 2014, 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.
Remaining 2015 Greenway Events
Saturday, October 31, at 8:00 AM: Bird Walk on the Erie-Attica Trail in Avon to the junction of the GVG and back. Meet at the Erie-Attica Trail parking lot, located at the end of Farmers Road in Avon. (2 hours, 2, miles). Led by Elijah Kruger from the Interpretive Department at Letchworth State Park.
Sunday, Nov. 1, Greenway Hike & FOGVG Annual Meeting in Geneseo – 2:00 PM Guided Hikes on Greenway: Meet at trailhead in Cuylerville (Rt. 20A); 4 PM Program at Geneseo United Methodist Church, Rt. 63 & Court St. The History & Development of the WAG Trail by FOGVG member and Senior DEC Forester Ron Abraham;5:30 PM Dish-to-Pass Dinner (bring table service and dish to pass); 6:30 PM Brief Meeting. Information: 585-476-2354 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, Dec. 7, 3 PM, GVG Partner Meeting followed by FOGVG Board Meeting at Letchworth Park Administration Building
The FOGVG membership year is from September 1 though August 31. Please renew or become a new member to support the Greenway. Membership Form
Greenway Trail Condition Notes -
Please note that a trail washout between mile makers 20 and 21 north of Fowlerville Road has closed the trail in this section. It is not possible to get around this washout. The recommended detour for this section is long and is at http://www.nysparks.com/parks/189/details.aspx
There is a substantial failure of over 1000 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 with work to start this summer. Repairs for the large trail failure south of the culvert will be extensive and alternate routes are being investigated.
A section of the GVG (Park Trail #7) is closed in Letchworth Park due to potentially dangerous conditions from work that has begun for replacing the railroad bridge. Please obey barricades and signage at both ends of this closure.
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 closed 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 the Greenway. Check the policies included on this web site under Trail Users.