Trails Day Celebration

Trails Day Celebration: Ellicottville

Save the weekend of June 10 to visit Ellicottville, NY, a lovely village which thrives on outdoor activities year-round, but especially skiing in the winter.  On June 10, please join the Finger Lakes Trail Conference for Trails Day to celebrate some of the people who make our 1,000-mile hiking trail system possible! We will be thanking our landowners who graciously allow the Finger Lakes trail to cross their property, and our trail maintainers who keep the trail in a hiking ready state.

Trails Day will be held in Liberty Square, a small park with a gazebo, bounded by West Washington St (NY Rt 242), Jefferson St, and Park Square Alley. Join us beginning at 10 am to meet other friends of the Finger Lakes Trail and get information on the Finger Lakes Trail Conference and the Foothills Hiking Club. At 11 am there will be a brief awards ceremony in the gazebo. We will be giving out the FLTC Wally Wood Distinguished Achievement Award and the Bill and Ellen Garrison Landowner Recognition.

At 1 pm you will have a choice of two guided hikes on the nearby Finger Lakes Trail. Both hikes are family friendly Passport hikes. Hikers will meet the hike leaders at the gazebo and depart from there.

  • Hike #1 will be a 5.4 mile hike through spectacular rock formations in Little Rock City (Passport hike W03).
  • Hike #2 is a 4.6 mile hike through lovely woods past a lean-to and pond in Boyce Hill State Forest (Passport hike W06).

Register for this free event! Registration closes on June 8.

After Trails Day, stay and enjoy the many shops, restaurants, and ice cream stores of Ellicottville. There are also ample places to shop, eat, hike, bike, and explore. 

Stay for the weekend! Little Rock City is less than 20 miles away and is also located on the FLT.  It is very interesting geologically and invites exploration on its many side trails.   In Otto, NY, about 20 miles north is Griffis Sculpture Park which contains several miles of trails which wander over private land whose hillsides are full of large dramatic outdoor sculptures.