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EVGV Trail Proposal to Be Presented to Planning Board

By Jennie Acklin Village of Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell presented an idea to the EVGV Trail board last month, outlining a plan to exchange sidewalks along Fillmore Drive for a section of the EVGV Trail along Parkside Drive to the Town Center and future site of the EVGV Trailhead structure. (See June 10 issue of the Ellicottville Times.) Burrell updated ... Read More »

EVGV Trail Making Progress One Step at a Time

The Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail Committee met Monday, Dec. 7 and got some frustrating news. The committee’s application for a $1.8 million grant through the New York State DOT’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program was rejected. The grant, which was submitted in early June, would have funded the section of trail from Ellicottville Central School to the Town Center. ... Read More »

Trail Talk: Thankful Thoughts on 2015

  By Joe Wright, Marketing Director & Business Development, EVGV Trail On behalf of the entire Ellicottville–Great Valley Trail Committee, I’d like to take a moment to wish all of Ellicottville and the surrounding Cattaraugus County area a happy and safe holiday season.  Also, thank you to all who have supported and continue to support this project with your time, ... Read More »

TRAIL TALK: EVGV Trail Makes Progress With Field Work, Trailhead

  By Joe Wright, Director of Marketing & Development, Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail A busy fall is underway for the Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail Committee as it continues efforts to break ground in spring 2016. The Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail is a proposed 15-mile network of multi-use trails that will expand the active transportation and recreation options for Ellicottville and Great Valley residents ... Read More »

Planning Board OKs EVGV Trail Process

  Addresses Seasonal Businesses By Jann Wiswall A special use permit was approved by the Town of Ellicottville’s Planning Board for a farm stand to be located on the grounds of a new gym, Groove Fitness, on Rt. 219.  The two-year permit may be extended with planning board approval. The owner, Dionne Kress, expects to operate the farm stand on ... Read More »

Trail Talk: Keeping Busy on the EVGV Trail

By Joe Wright, Director of Marketing & Development, EVGV Trail  The 2015 summer event season in Ellicottville is in full swing, making the last month a busy one for the Ellicottville–Great Valley Trail Committee. The committee sends a special thanks to Jane Eshbaugh at Holiday Valley for allowing the Trail Committee to set up at the Mudslide finish line at ... Read More »

Trail Talk: Making Progress on the EVGV Trail

  By Jann Wiswall Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail committee members will be available all summer fest weekend to fill you in on the latest news and information about the project that is dear to the community’s hearts and minds. The proposed 15-mile network of multi-use trails will expand the active transportation and recreation options for area residents and visitors.  Like ... Read More »

Visit the EVGV Trail Booth at Mudslide

  The Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail Committee is making a splash at Saturday’s Holiday Valley Mudslide Obstacle Run as it begins its summer push to build community and visitor support for the trail. Stop by the “Vendor Village” at Yodeler Lodge on Saturday, meet trail committee members, pick up a brochure, buy some EVGV Trail merchandise and purchase raffle tickets ... Read More »

Trail Talk

  By Joe Wright, Marketing & Development Director, Ellicottville-Great Valley Trail Recently, I made the 40-minute drive to Olean from Ellicottville to check out the Allegheny River Valley Trail, a project originally spearheaded by Olean businessman Joe Higgins. The story of the Allegheny River Valley Trail is well documented in the Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail’s Master Plan, which Higgins helped ... Read More »

DeTine Named to EVGV Trail Board

By Jann Wiswall Ellicottville real estate agent and Great Valley resident Amy DeTine has been appointed to the board of directors of the Ellicottville-Great Valley (EVGV) Trail. DeTine, whose late husband Ted LaCroix was a founding trail board member, accepted the position at a Tuesday, June 2, board meeting. “I am honored to be part of this impressive board, which ... Read More »

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