WENY News - Lackawanna Rail Trail extension officially opens

Lackawanna Rail Trail extension officially opens

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ELMIRA, NY (WENY) - Chemung County officials have announced the opening of an additional 5 miles of the Lackawanna Trail.

The new section runs south from E. Water Street in the City of Elmira to Lowman Crossover in the Town of Ashland. It adds to the 3-mile section than runs from E. Water Street north to Eldridge Park.

The final phase of work on the trail began in late spring and ran through November. It cost an additional $650,000. The wearing surface should be suitable for all levels of bicycle and pedestrian users and was built to ADA standards.

“Beyond widening our recreational and transportation choices, the Lackawanna Trail provides exercise opportunities, improves access to the Chemung River and parks along the route, boosts tourism, and aids in recruiting companies to our area,” says Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli. 

Parking is available at Lowman Crossover, E. Water Street, and Eldridge Park.

The Lackawanna Trail is open year-round, providing access and opportunities for cyclists, walkers, anglers, and other outdoor users.

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