Town of Grand Island

Link to West River Bike Trail presentation.
Plans call to build an 8-mile bike trail along the West River that will connect Beaver Island State Park and Buckhorn State Park as well as to provide a link between the cities of Niagara Falls and Buffalo for non-motorized vehicles. Additionally, when complete, this project will provide a critical missing connection to the Niagara River Greenway. Comments may also be submitted via email to or by mail to Victor O'Brien, C&S Companies, 141 Elm Street, Suite 100, Buffalo, NY 14203 by August 3rd. This project is being completed in partnership with the New York State Department of Transportation and the Town of Grand Island.

Since the 1700's Grand Island has been a resort, a lumber town, a colonial battleground, part of the City of Buffalo and part of nearby Town of Tonawanda. Grand Island claimed its "independence" in 1852, and aside from appreciating our history, we haven't looked back.

Today, we are home to over 20,000 residents, churches of many denominations and hundreds of thriving businesses, ranging from small stores to major corporations employing 500 people or more.

Grand Island is halfway between Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. 55% of the population of the U.S. lives within 500 miles of Grand Island, making us a perfectly located Northeast hub. 62% of the Canadian population is within 500 miles as well. In fact, four major points of Canadian access are no more than 20 minutes away.