Cattaraugus County Seeks Trails Input

News from Economic Development, Planning and Tourism, Posted on Thu, 01/26/2017 - 5:48pm
What do you think of the trails in Cattaraugus County? Take the Survey

What do you think of the trails in Cattaraugus County? Take the Survey

The Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism is seeking input on recreational trails in the County. A survey prepared by Barton and Loguidice, consultants for the County, is available on the Cattaraugus County’s website. Any person or group interested in existing trails and new trails in the County are asked to complete the survey.

Cattaraugus County has an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy.  Many of these opportunities center on the use of trails.  Whether the trails are for biking, hiking, equestrian or snowmobiles, these trails play a vital role in the enjoyment of the Enchanted Mountains.  In order to fully appreciate the natural beauty and quaint historic villages, and to maximize the potential that these areas provide, the County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism is interested in developing new trails and connecting existing trails in the County.

Crystal Abers, Director of the Department, explains,

“We have mapped out the trails that we are aware of, but seek assistance in locating other trails that perhaps are not as well known. As we look to connect the existing trails, we also want to examine possible new trail locations to develop a complete system of trails within the County.”

As part of the update to the County’s comprehensive plan, many thoughts have been gathered from constituents about what is important to them and what measures could be taken to improve the communities within the County.  Recreational trails were often mentioned as important assets and desirable. The County wants to find ways to expand the networks of trails and trail users. Your input and completion of the survey is a very important step in this process.  

You find the Trails Survey on the County’s website at

The survey is available online at