Posts Categorized: Grand Island

The West River Road Shoreline Trail is Officially Open

Following a lengthy and sometimes contentious development process, the 8-mile West River Shoreline Trail welcomed cyclists and pedestrians for the first time during its opening ceremony on Tuesday. The new multi-use trail connects Buckhorn Island State Park to Beaver Island State Park, and is part of larger trail system that stretches all the way from… Read more »

Margery Gallogly Nature Sanctuary to Open Next Fall

It’s official: after more than a year of fundraising efforts, the Western New York Land Conservancy has agreed to purchase a 145-acre parcel of undeveloped land from the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo for $269,000. Located adjacent to the Assumption Cemetery on Grand Island, this land will soon become a sprawling nature preserve where people can… Read more »

Fantasy Island to Debut New Children’s Area This Summer

There’s nothing that says “summer on Grand Island” quite like a family outing at Fantasy Island. This historic amusement park has been a seasonal staple of the community for more than 50 years, and this year Fantasy Island will unveil a new addition to its lineup of attractions—a kid-centric area called the Fairy Tale Forest…. Read more »

Town Board Votes to Ban Truck Stops on Grand Island

Earlier this month, Love’s Travel Stop, a national chain of truck stops, revealed that it had plans to build a new location on Grand Island. The news came as a surprise to both residents and local officials, and the response to the proposed truck stop was overwhelmingly negative. Many people were not only concerned about… Read more »