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Buffalo-Area Bike and Running Paths

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Want easier and safer places to ride your bike or run? Here’s a list of trails to enjoy!

Erie Canal Heritage Trail

Distance: 114 Miles
Starts in Buffalo; ends in Albany.

Ellicott Creek Trail (a.k.a. UB North Campus — Amherst Trail)

Distance: 7.2 Miles
Starts and end on the corner of Niagara Falls Boulevard and Ellicott Creek Road.

Newstead Bike Path (Clarence/Newstead)

Distance: 8.3 Miles
Starts on Transit Road (across from Grover’s Bar & Grill); ends at Clarence-Akron Pathway.

Clarence-Akron Pathway

Distance: 6.5 Miles
Starts on Salt Road (off of Main Street); ends on Cedar Street in Akron.

West Shore Trail (Clarence)

Distance: 4.1 Miles
Begins at Wehrle Drive in Clarence; ends at Davison Road before connecting to the Clarence-Akron-Newstead trail.

Peanut Line Trail (Clarence)

Distance: 6.1 Miles
Begins at the western boundary of Clarence near Transit Road and continues to the Clarence-Akron-Newstead trail in the town of Newstead. Provides connections to Meadowlakes Park and Memorial Park.

Buffalo Waterfront

Distance: 6 Miles
At Erie Basin Marina, you can ride your bike or walk along the Outer Harbor.

Delaware Park (Buffalo)

Distance: About 2 Miles
Delaware Park is located on Meadow Drive and closes at 9 p.m.

Amherst Canalway Trail

Distance: 5.7 Miles
This trail runs from Sweet Home Road to New Road along Tonawanda Creek in North Amherst.

Walton Woods Path (Amherst)

Distance: 4.5 Miles
Located on Audubon Parkway. Features dirt trails throughout in addition to the maintained asphalt path. The surrounding woods are full of old trees, trilliums, jack-in-the-pulpits, ferns and other natural beauty.

Hopkins Road Boardwalk & Trail (Amherst)

Distance: 1.3 Miles
Start at the corner of Hopkins Road and West Klein Road; ends just past Eagle Terrace.

I-990 Trailway (Amherst)

Distance: .90 Miles
Starts on Sweet Home Road (next to Tim Hortons); ends on Sweet Home Road.

Lancaster Heritage Trail

Distance: 4 Miles
Starts on Walter Winter Drive (across from Bimbo Bakeries USA); ends on Townline Road.

Como Lake Park (Lancaster)

Distance: 2.6 Miles
Located at 2220 Como Park Boulevard.

Westwood Park (Lancaster)

Located on Pavement Road between Erie Street and Westwood Road.

Riverwalk Trail (Buffalo/Tonawanda)

Distance: 13.2 Miles
Starts at corner of Erie Street and Lakefront Boulevard; ends at Niagara Street in Tonawanda.

Botanical Gardens — South Park (Lackawanna)

Distance: 1.4 Miles
Enter park via McKinley Parkway; starts and ends on Park Drive in South Park.

Beaver Island State Park (Grand Island)

Located at 2136 West Oakfield Road.

Scajaquada Trailway (Buffalo)

Distance: 2.2 Miles
Starts on West Avenue (off Tonawanda Street); ends on Meadow Drive in Delaware Park.

Chestnut Ridge Park (Orchard Park)

Located at 6121 Chestnut Ridge Road.

Use this map to find the closest trail to your house!


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Contributed by Ariana Harvin-Mahiques and Katie Swaine

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