Nature Preserves

  • Location: Avon, NY. The trail has three access points.  Please park on the side of the road and do not block the trail.

    Fowlerville Road - 100 ft west of the intersection with Route 39

    Hogmire Road - .5 mile west of the intersection with Route 39

    South Avon Road - 1 mile west of the intersection with Route 39 

    Hours:  Open daily between sun-up and sun-down.

    Access:  Please remain on the established hiking trail. Keep dogs leashed or under voice control and clean up after them. Hunting, camping, and motor vehicles are prohibited.

    Property Brochure + Trail Map


    Geocaching Sites:

    1. GC1V7HA

Railroad Bed Trail

Railroad Bed Trail

This multi-use trail, ideal for equestrians, hikers, and snowshoers in the winter months, is approximately three miles in length. The trail passes through forests and reveals outstanding views across the farmland of the Genesee Valley. 

The property runs along a former railroad bed, previously connecting Rochester and Nunda between the 1840’s and 1950’s. The land was then stripped of rails and ties and sold to adjacent landowners as a trail for recreational use. In 1993, landowners Edward and Jacqueline Harris donated their portion of the railroad bed to the Genesee Valley Conservancy to ensure the trail that was established, remained open and available for community use.

Several east-west trails intersect with the Railroad Bed Trail, but please refrain from traveling them as they are privately owned. The trail ends at the Avon/Geneseo town line, demarcated by a mowed underground pipeline running east/west; please do not continue south of this line.

This nature preserve was donated to the Genesee Valley Conservancy by landowners Edward and Jacqueline Harris.