New trail failure results in closure of the GVG between York Landing and Piffard - See Trail Condition Notes below
The Genesee Valley Greenway is now the Genesee Valley Greenway State Park.
See Website at: http://www.nysparks.com/parks/189/details.aspx
The Management Plan for the GVG State Park was completed in December 2013 and is available at http://www.nysparks.com/inside-our-agency/master-plans.aspx.
The Genesee Valley Greenway 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.
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 Genesee Valley Greenway State Park Wegmans Passport to Family Wellness Program was launched May 3, 2014 at Brook Road in Chili as part of I Love My Park Day.
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 - June 2014
There is now a substantial failure of over 100 feet of the trail about ¼ 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 this summer have been put on hold until details are available concerning the latest trail failure and the repairs needed there.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.