Chautauqua County has a diverse regional trail system. Designated trails provide year-round recreational opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, kayaking and snowmobiling. These trails provide important linkages between population centers and natural areas to improve the overall quality of life in our communities.
The Division of Planning & Community Development supports the continued maintenance and development of the regional trail system. Current pedestrian, multi-use, and waterway trail development projects include the Town of Westfield Welch Trail, Barcelona to Chautauqua Institution Trail, Chautauqua County Overland Trail, Kayaks Along Chautauqua Grant, Chautauqua County Equestrian Trail and annual Snowmobile Trails Grant.
For more information on the Division of Planning & Community Development’s goals for trail development in Chautauqua County, please read the Chautauqua County Greenway Plan.