Looking for a new place to take an evening stroll or a weekend bike ride? Soon, residents of Western New York will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of Grand Island’s West River thanks to an 8-mile scenic trail that will connect Buckhorn Island State park to Beaver Island State Park.
This spring, work is scheduled to begin on the West River Connector Trail—a $2.8 million project that will highlight some of the most beautiful waterfront property on Grand Island. Ultimately, this trail will become part of a larger trail system connecting Buffalo to Niagara Falls. The project will involve converting an existing state-owned seasonal road into a pedestrian trail that stretches along the West River.
“It’s part of this Buffalo-Western New York renaissance,” said Grand Island Supervisor Nate McMurray in an interview with WBFO. “And we have an asset that so many communities would die for. And to allow more people to have access to that, in ways that are for health and wellness, it’s something that’s incredible.”
In fact, the West River Connector trail is the latest in a series of outdoor destinations to come to our community. Last year, the Western New York Land Conservancy announced that it would establish a 140-acre nature preserve on a plot of undeveloped land on Grand Island as well. Once it’s open to the public, the Margery Gallogly Nature Sanctuary will offer opportunities for birdwatching, hiking, cross-country skiing and more.
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