Tonawanda Rails to Trails

New York

Tonawanda Rails to Trails Facts

States: New York
Counties: Erie
Length: 4.7 miles
Trail end points: Kenmore Avenue (Town of Tonawanda) and State Street (City of Tonawanda)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6501312
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Tonawanda Rails to Trails Description

Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried both freight and passengers in the 1880s. The pathway runs through a mix of residential and commercial areas and links several schools and parks.

At the trail's southern end, it connects to the North Buffalo Rails to Trails, another paved route which provides easy access to the LaSalle Metro Rail Station.

One day, the trail will stretch farther north to connect with the vast Erie Canalway Trail, which stretches nearly 300 miles across New York.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available near the north end of the trail in Ives Park (2 Frances St.) and at Walter M. Kenney Field (2000 Colvin Blvd.). Mid-Trail, parking can be found at Lincoln Park (1200 Parker Blvd.).

Tonawanda Rails to Trails Reviews

The parking address listed on the Trail Link description is not correct. The actual parking area for this trail is located on State Street near the intersection of State and Young Streets - not on Francis Street.

That being said - I love this trail, I grew up very close to this rail line and I think this is a great use of it.

Love how this trail system connects to the north buffalo trail system!

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