Ellicott Creek Trailway

New York

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Ellicott Creek Trailway Facts

States: New York
Counties: Erie
Length: 6.9 miles
Trail end points: N. Forest Rd./Maple Rd. and Niagara Falls Blvd./Irwin Pl.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 8057803
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Ellicott Creek Trailway Description

Ellicott Creek Trailway is an asphalt path used for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. This multiuse pathway travels along Ellicott Creek—a 47-mile waterway that flows from Bennington to the Niagara River. Located in Amherst, it also rides the outskirts of the University at Buffalo campus. The entire trail winds for almost 7 miles.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available along with bathrooms, a water fountain, and tennis courts at the Audobon Town Park entrance on N. Forest Road.

Ellicott Creek Trailway Reviews

Started at entrance on Forest St just north of Maple. Took the dog, day was rainy so we dispensed with usual restraints. We saw a ranger but didn't get any hassle. Passed the golf course and got to a well-paved run with dog alongside a grassy drainage swale, probably 80-250 yards wide in places.

The park is very flat but has nice vistas, we saw 10-12 deer and similar number of turkeys. Also encountered an 18" snapping turtle on the trail on the way back.

We were stymied at Audubon Parkway, couldn't figure out what to do if we crossed the road or whether to go across a narrow bridge across the creek with no shoulder. (From the map it looks like you stay south of the creek). Because it was pouring at this point and the dog is not so visible I decided to turn around. Probably got 3-4 miles in though.

Nice views but my guess is trees offer little protection from elements or the sun except early or late in the day.

This trail has so much to offer from roadie to a casual/get in shape rider like myself. It's fully paved, benches all along the trail. There's enough elevation changes to give you a good cardio workout. I've been riding it for 3 years now and it never gets boring. Amherst police ride it so it will give ya a sence security. Has access from millerspot highway, and starts on North Forest, and ends at Niagra Falls Blvd just accrose the street IE ellicot park. I believe if you go straight there there another trail head, but could be wrong.

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