Lancaster Heritage Trail

New York

Lancaster Heritage Trail Facts

States: New York
Counties: Erie
Length: 4 miles
Trail end points: Walter Winter Drive, Lancaster, NY and Town Line Road, Lancaster, NY
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6546286
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Lancaster Heritage Trail Description

The Lancaster Heritage Trail offers scenic views as it traverses the wooded Lancaster countryside. At each end, kiosks provide a brief history of the trail, which was built on a portion of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad bed dating back to the late 1800s. The off-road, non-motorized pathway is paved and relatively level with three at-grade, well-marked street crossings. Benches made of natural materials, including boulders scattered alongside the trail, provide places to rest on the 4-mile journey.

Parking and Trail Access

Trail-goers may get to Walter Winter Drive via Erie Street or by following Commerce Drive through the Village of Lancaster Industrial Park. The other entrance is off Town Line Road, between Walden Avenue and Westwood Road. Public parking lots are located at both entrances.

Lancaster Heritage Trail Reviews

Took my son for his first Real bike ride. Went the whole 8 miles. It was a great time.

It's nearby my house and i walk there few times. It's Very Relaxing!!

Nice enjoyable walk. Parking lot a little hard to find.

Accordion

We used this trail today for the first time. It is great for novice cyclists, or those returning to cycling. With a mostly level asphalt surface, biking is a breeze. The wooded environment is also very peaceful; however, it can get quite secluded, so I recommend going with a friend as the on-site trail rules state. The length of the trail is also easily doable. We will definitely return to this location.

Love this trail! Very well kept and clean. People are always friendly, as well.

I utilize this trail frequently for long/short runs and cycling. I wish there were water fountains and some sort of bathroom facility on/near the trail. A porta potty would be great!

I live within 3 miles of the trail and I jog and ride my fat bike on it frequently. Would be spectacular if it continued east through Alden another 4-6 miles and left as gravel/cinder/dirt.

Heritage Trail is a nice short well paved trail. Walking or biking this trail is a relaxing way to spend an hour or so.

I love this trail, short 4 mile with lots of wooded area and nice scenery. Nice and smooth. Nice job!!

There should be water fountains on the trail .

First rail and trail that I stated out riding my Trek Series 3 and it was a nice smooth ride!!!

Clearly the folks involved in the project were thoughtful and deliberate in making this a beautiful, useful trail.

Thank you.

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