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Western New York Outdoors
A Parks and Recreation Guide to locations for outdoor adventures in WNY.

Ellicott Creek
Town of Amherst, Erie County.

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Named after Joseph Ellicott of the Holland Land Company.  The NYS DEC stocks the creek with rainbow trout for fishing.  Angling access is available at Ellicott Creek Park, Ellicott Creek Island Park (canoe launch) and Glen Park.  Popular for canoeing from Bowmansville to Island Park with good bass, panfish and pike fishing.

Amherst State Park is on Mill Street, immediately north of Glen Avenue, in the Village of Williamsville.  The former Gothic convent, now housing the park offices, and narrow valley was recently acquired in 2000.  The park system is owned by the NYS OPRHP but maintained by the Town of Amherst.  Used for passive recreation and conservation.  The park includes wooded areas, meadows, orchards and nature trails along Ellicott Creek for hikers, bikers and skiers.  South of the old convent, thru the orchard area, there is a bridge that crosses over the creek.  This trail leads to the historic Reist Mill.  The southern trail goes to Glen Park and a popular waterfall.

The Ellicott Creek Bike Path is a seven mile trail.  It starts at a parking area at North Forest Road and Maple Road, in the Town of Amherst.  It travels northwest thru UB, on the west side of the creek, and over several bridges.  Eventually you will go under Interstate-990.  Now on the east side of the creek, it continues to Ellicott Creek Park at Niagara Falls Boulevard in the Town of Tonawanda.


Ellicott Creek map

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Ellicott Creek

The mouth at the Erie Canal and Niagara River in Tonawanda.

Ellicott Creek Park

West of Niagara Falls Boulevard between the Barge Canal and Ellicott Creek.

Ellicott Island

The north section of the park.

Bike Path

Along North Forest Road near the I-990.

Amherst State Park

Streets map of Ellicott Creek near park.

Amherst State Park

South of Sheridan Drive and west of the Mill Street entrance in the Mother House area..

Amherst State Park

The orchard area, Reist Mill on the western edge, and Glen Park at the soutern tip.

Glen Park

Waterfall between Glen Avenue and Main Street.

Other Related Sites:

Amherst State Park
Erie County Parks - Ellicott Creek Park.
New York State Parks
Town of Amherst - Downloadable PDF of bike path maps.
Village of Williamsville - Parks.


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