About

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…

Mission

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…

Trails

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…

Events

Hike with us on Saturday, March 18!

Hike with us on March 18! Chautauqua Rails to Trails is teaming up with the Chautauqua County Hiking Club to offer ongoing guided hikes of our trails. This month’s hike will be led by CR2T Board Member David Akin. The…

Who uses Chautauqua Rails to Trails?

Chautauqua Rails to Trails teamed up with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation in late summer 2015 to figure out how many people use our trails, and what sorts of activities users are undertaking. We…

All The Way Challenge

I Went All the Way on Chautauqua Rails to Trails! Do you need some motivation to get out and moving on the trails? Are you searching for some bragging rights? Do you want to support a great organization and trail…

“Keep Moving” by Bill Ward

We’re so lucky to have the talented Bill Ward as a member of the CR2T Board! Check out this catchy tune he wrote for us and performed at our Spring Salute.

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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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