Cattaraugus County Department of Economic Development, Planning and Tourism will be holding a meeting for anyone interested in recreational trails in the county on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m., in the Legislative Chambers on the third floor of the County Center Building, 303 Court Street, Little Valley, N.Y.

Any person or group interested in the development of existing and new trail networks in the county is invited to participate and share their thoughts.

Cattaraugus County has an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities for residents and visitors to enjoy. Many of these opportunities center on the use of trails. Whether the trails are for biking, hiking, equestrian or snowmobiles, these trails play a vital role in the enjoyment of the Enchanted Mountains. In order to fully appreciate the natural beauty and quaint historic villages, and to maximize the potential that these areas provide, the County Department of Economic Development, Planning & Tourism is interested in developing new trails and connecting existing trails in the county.

“We have a number of high-quality trails in our county, and more trail systems are being proposed in quite a few other locations. We are looking to connect the existing trails, and grow these networks to develop a complete system of trails within the county, explained Crystal Abers, director of the department. “We have heard from several different groups interested in developing trails in the county and would like to bring those folks together to discuss what we can do to expand the existing networks of trails and trail users. Your input is a very important step in this process.”

For more information, please contact James Isaacson, senior planner at (716) 938-2320, or at