See Trail Condition Notes Below
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park was approved in 2011 and was named a National Recreational Trail in June 2014.
See Website at: http://www.nysparks.com/parks/189/details.aspx
The Genesee Valley Greenway State Park is one of hundreds of greenways being developed across the nation along old canals, abandoned rail beds, and riverbanks. It passes through scenic woodlands, river and stream valleys, rolling farmlands, steep gorges, and historic villages located in sixteen towns in Monroe, Livingston, Wyoming, Allegany, and Cattaraugus counties in New York State.
Volunteer for I Love My Park Day on May 2, 2015. Three work sites –Wadsworth Junction, Monroe County; Genesee River Leicester- Mt. Morris Pocket, Park, Rt. 36, Livingston County; and Village of Cuba. For details & registration see the 2015 Events List.
New 2-Year Historic Interpretive Hike Series All 14 hikes in the Wegmans Passport to Wellness Program (see below) are included in this series. Guides will provide history of the Genesee Valley Greenway, incorporate history of the town in which the hike is located, and point out interesting natural and historic features along the way. See details on these hikes here.
The GVG State Park Wegmans Passport to Family Wellness Program
This program, introduced in 2014, encourages families to get outside and be active on the Genesee Valley Greenway (GVG). A Passport with 14 GVG hikes from 2 to 7.5 miles long has been designed for this program. Participants will use this guide to explore and discover the richness of the GVG, increase their level of fitness, and perhaps earn a prize. See details on this program, including where to obtain Passports, here.
The revised FOGVG By-Laws available here were approved at the Nov. 2 FOGVG Annual Meeting in Belfast, NY. The membership year is from September 1 though August 31. Please renew or become a new member to support the Greenway. Membership Form
Greenway Trail Condition Notes -
Please note that a trail washout between mile makers 20 and 21 north of Fowlerville Road has closed the trail in this section. It is not possible to get around this washout. The recommended detour for this section is long and is at http://www.nysparks.com/parks/189/details.aspx
There is a substantial failure of over 1000 feet of the trail about 1⁄4 mile south of Mile 25. This new problem, combined with the major washout just south of York Landing (~ mi 24), has resulted in the closure of the Greenway between York Landing and Route 63. The detour for this section is to use River Road that is west of the Greenway. Please note the signage for this detour. Plans for fixing the original culvert washout are going forward with work to start this summer. Repairs for the large trail failure south of the culvert will be extensive and alternate routes are being investigated.
A section of the GVG (Park Trail #7) is closed in Letchworth Park due to potentially dangerous conditions from work that has begun for replacing the railroad bridge. Please obey barricades and signage at both ends of this closure.
Approximately 2000 feet of the Greenway south of Belfast has been closed due to major erosion along Black Creek. The closed section is south of Gleason Hill Road between Mile 77 and Mile 78. Orange construction fencing and "Barrier Ahead" signs have been placed at both ends of the closed section. Two additional areas of erosion are developing just south of Rockville Lake. Currently the trail is still open there, but subject to change if the erosion worsens.
Geocaching on the Greenway
Do you like scavenger hunts? Are you interested in a challenge? If you answer yes, read about Geocaching on the Greenway. This may be an activity that will get your whole family out on the trail. Note that permits are required for placing caches on the Greenway. Check the policies included on this web site under Trail Users.