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Trail Mapping Project

– Interactive County Trail Map Coming Soon! –


Chautauqua County has a vast outdoor trail network, with more than 700 miles of trails available to the public that serve a variety of uses including hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, kayaking, cross-country skiing, and more. These trails are owned and managed by various nonprofits (like the Conservancy) as well as the county, state, and other entities. Currently, each group maintains their own trail maps, which come in a variety of formats, creating inconsistency and confusion for trail users, while also leading to trail underutilization in some instances.


Many of these entities are members of the ‘Friends of the Chautauqua County Greenways’ (FCCG), a group working to advance trail development, recreation, and conservation efforts in Chautauqua County. Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy is one of the group’s active members, and our director of conservation, Twan Leenders, serves as its board co-chair.

In 2023, FCCG launched its ‘Chautauqua County Trail Mapping Project’ to develop a single user-friendly online map and a mobile app to have all trail data (for both greenways and waterways) within Chautauqua County compiled, housed, and accessible in an easy-to-locate and easy-to-edit online location across multiple webpages. The project will entail updating the county-wide GIS map database, developing an interactive web-based search tool, and establishing wayfinding, trailhead, trail information, and interpretive sign standards for Chautauqua County. It will also include improving mapping and marketing efforts for the Marden E. Cobb Waterway Trail.


The online map and mobile app are scheduled to be completed by summer 2024. Once the interactive trail map is launched, both residents and visitors are assured to get the maximum use out of our county’s amazing outdoor trail network!


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