Chautauqua Rails to Trails (CR2T) is a non profit corporation whose reason for existence is to acquire, develop and maintain multi purpose recreational trails for public use on or near abandoned railroad rights of way.  CR2T provides safe, attractive trails…



To acquire, develop and maintain multi-purpose recreational trails on or near abandoned railroad corridors for public use. The reasons that Rails to Trails exists is to provide: 1).  A safe relaxing place to observe and learn about nature. 2).  A safe place…



CR2T is home to some of the most scenic and serene trails in the area.  Chautauqua County is blessed with beautiful unused rail corridors winding through picturesque countryside vistas and quaint villages.  CR2T provides safe, attractive trails for non motorized…



Join us for the Spring Salute on March 11!

Please join us at Webb’s Captain’s Table on March 11 to celebrate and honor our founder, Dr. Robert Berke, and to have a little fun. Contact Wendy Lewellen at wslewellen@gmail.com for tickets, ASAP! A cash bar will be available, but…


Join Us for 3 Winter Hikes!

Upcoming Hikes with CR2T and the Chautauqua County Hiking Club Chautauqua Rails to Trails is teaming up with the Chautauqua County Hiking Club to offer ongoing guided hikes of our trails. Led by CR2T Board Member Judy Takats and CCHC’s…


Join Us on Christmas Eve for our Commemorative Hike!

Christmas Eve Hike Please join us on Christmas Eve- Saturday, December 24- for our annual Christmas Eve Hike. This hike commemorates a tragic train accident that occurred at Prospect Station in Portland in 1872. The accident resulted in the deaths…

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Video- Damage to the Woleben Road Culvert

You have probably read or heard our board members talking about the culvert (tunnel) that passes under the rail trail near Woleben Road in Portland. Without seeing the culvert and the damage that has occurred in person, it can be…

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The Big Culvert Damage

If you’ve been following any of our press, Facebook posts, or Trackin’ articles, you are probably well aware that our organization is struggling with the upkeep of an aging culvert located on the Alison Wells Ney Trail near Woleben Road…

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Hiking on the Rail Trail

CR2T is proud to partner with the Chautauqua County Hiking Club! CCHC is an informal group of people who enjoy the outdoors. All of their hikes are led by volunteer hike coordinators and the hikes are open to anyone who…

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