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.
2016 I Love My Park Day – May 7, 2016
I Love My Park Day (ILMPD) is an exciting statewide event to celebrate and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs. Volunteers from across the state will participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks and historic sites.
This year the Friends have selected one work site rather than three for the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park. Volunteers will clear the last lock (#60) in the flight of Genesee Valley Canal locks that begin at Oakland Road in Oakland. We will gather at the work site at 9:30 am. Parking is available at the parking lot on Oakland Road and along Rt. 436 or Oakland Road.
Volunteers should bring water, gloves, pruning shears or brush cutters, insect repellant, and wear heavy shoes and protective clothing to guard against heavy brush, poison ivy, and ticks. Snacks will be available and lunch will be provided at about 12:30 pm at the nearby Nunda Historical Society pavilion. Volunteers will receive ILMPD T-shirts. If questions: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-476-2354.Volunteers are encouraged to register at the PTNY website at http://www.ptny.org/ilovemypark/ or by calling 585-476-2354. Registering in advance on the website is strongly recommended since it avoids the need to complete Volunteer Service and Photo Release Forms on May 7.
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 the trail washout between mile makers 20 and 21 north of Fowlerville Road and the major washout just south of York Landing (~ mi 24) have been repaired and the trail is open in these sections.
A substantial failure of over 1000 feet of trail has closed the trail between miles 25 and 26 north of Route 63. The detour for this section is to use River Road (west of the Greenway) between York Landing and Rt. 63. Please note the signage for this detour. Repairs for this large trail failure will be extensive and alternate routes are being investigated.
The trail is closed in Letchworth Park from .5 miles south of the Parade Grounds to the Genesee River in Portageville (a section of Park Trail #7) 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.
Trail users need to be aware of potential flooding in the Belfast area. There are two areas of flooding, Hughes to Gleason Hill Road and Rt. 305 to Tibbetts Hill Road. Parks staff are working on solving the flooding in these areas.
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 has 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.