Residents and visitors alike are welcomed to enjoy the new Ellicott Trail in Batavia, NY. 

Officially opened in July 2020, the 10 ft. wide crushed stone multi-use recreational trail has been created on 4.9 miles of old railroad beds.  Including sidewalks, bike lanes and bridges, the entire trail is 9.7 miles connecting recreational, historical and residential areas, also crossing the Tonawanda Creek.

The trail’s eastern entrance is on Seven Springs Rd., (near Oakwood Hills subdivision), and its western entrance is on Industrial Boulevard (off Pearl St., Rt. 33).  In between, it passes over the CSX railway on a refurbished bridge with covered bridge similarities, winds its way through the picturesque DeWitt Recreation Area on Cedar St. and the Historic Elmwood Cemetery, then travels along Ellicott St. to a new bridge over the Tonawanda Creek near Walnut St., and finally passing through Williams Park on Pearl St.

The trail is good for all skill levels. Parking is available at Williams Park, Dewitt Recreational Area, throughout downtown Batavia and along Red Oak Lane. Dogs are not allowed in Dewitt Recreation Area or through the Elwmood Cemetery portion, but the rest is dog-friendly.

  • kid friendly
  • stroller friendly
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • road biking
  • walking
  • running
  • partially paved
  • rail trails
  • city walk

The trail is open year-round from dawn to dusk.


Explore Batavia

The Town of Batavia provides residents and visitors alike with well-maintained parks for outdoor recreational activities, award-winning restaurants, entertainment venues such as Batavia Downs Gaming, a wide variety of lodging properties and nationally-known retail stores.

Downtown Batavia is home to over 200 retailers, restaurants and professionals. Its unique shops and eateries provide small-town friendliness and assorted goods and services. With plenty of free parking, you’ll find quality specialty shops, a farmers’ market, diverse dining & craft beverage. The downtown Batavia Business Improvement District also sponsors many annual events held in the heart of the city. 


About the Project:

The Ellicott Trail was a $1.7-million joint venture between the Town and City of Batavia. The Town of Batavia was lead agency.  A New York State Department of Transportation grant funded 80 percent of the project and the Town of Batavia and City of Batavia each contributed 10 percent. A Municipal Facility Grant of $250,000 paid for a new bridge on Walnut Street, as well as portion of funds from a Genesee County Parks Department capital project paid for a boardwalk at DeWitt Recreation Area.


The Town of Batavia

3833 West Main Street Rd.

Batavia, NY 14020



City of Batavia

One Batavia City Centre

Batavia, NY 14020



Genesee County Department of

Parks, Recreation & Forestry

153 Cedar Street

Batavia, New York 14020



Hours of Operation

The trail is open year-round from dawn to dusk.

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3833 West Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020
P: 585-343-1729

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