Thanks to Holiday Valley Resort and Holimont, the Ellicottville - Great Valley region is a community and destination built upon recreation, adventure and active lifestyles from both residents and tourists. It currently lacks a safe and viable non-motorized transportation system along the Route 219 and 242 corridor which is much need and a missing key ingredient needed to improve this outdoor, active, four-season community and to link key destinations and landmarks within it. It is estimated that over 1 million people visit this region annually, many seeking daily outdoor recreational fun or participating in annual events such as the EVL Half Marathon & 5K and the Happy Half Marathon and 5K. Many also visit Ellicottville - Great Valley for its full slate of festivals sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce or to visit the numerous retail shops and restaurants including the famous Ellicottville Brewing Company. As a small community with that kind of traffic, issues of parking, pollution and safety are a concern. To learn more about the current transportation situation in Ellicottville - Great Valley and what the EVGV Trail can do to help, please check out our Master Plan located on the website.
Numerous studies have been conducted tying routine walking and running to increased life expectancy and reduced risk of diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease and stroke. Giving residents and tourists a safer and more accessible option to exercise, will only improve quality of life for everyone.
The EVGV Trail is a proposed 15-mile network of nine multi-use, non-motorized trails.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our past and future goals without the help of our supporters.