Victor Hiking Trails, Victor, N.Y.
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10/27/14 Governor Cuomo Announces $70 Million in Funding for 68 Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced approximately $70 million in awards to fund 68 bicycle, pedestrian and multi-use path transportation projects in New York.

These include:

  • Town of Victor: Community Connectivity Project: $247,493
  • Town of Farmington: Auburn Trail Connector: $1,463,161
  • Trails in Erie County
  • New York State Parks: West Niagara River Trail: $1,600,000
  • Village of Penn Yan: Outlet Trail Improvements: $502,800
  • Other trails, walkways, and projects

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10/20/14 Hike MaryFrances Bluebird Haven and Monkey Run

On Saturday November 8, 2014, Victor Hiking Trails will lead a hike at MaryFrances Bluebird Haven Park and Monkey Run Trails. The hike will start at the "Butler Cottage", 235 Victor-Egypt Road (County Road 9) at 9:00 a.m. There is a large parking area by the house, set back from the road. The hike will be around the 40-acre park and is about one mile of easy walking through meadow and woods. The group will then walk over to Monkey Run Trails for about 2 miles of easy walking through woods. Wear good walking shoes, bring something to drink and a snack.

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Note that for this local hike we will NOT meet at the Town Hall, but directly at MaryFrances Bluebird Haven Park at 9:00 a.m.

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9/23/14 The Fall 2014 VHT Pathfinder Newsletter is now available.

The newest Newsletter is available. It and past issues are available from the link in the left hand column.


  • Take the Challenge
  • Hikes for 2014
  • New Secretary
  • Past Hikes
    • July 12—Conklin Gully Creek Walk.
    • August 9—Grimes Glen Creek Walk.
    • September 6—Hang Around Victor Day.
    • September 13—Bike Ride on the Genesee.
    • September 20—Dryer Road Park.
  • Upcoming Hikes
    • October 11—Pittsford Railroad Loop Hike.
    • November 8—Monkey Run and MaryFrances Bluebird Haven.
    • December 13—Dryer Road Park and Fort Hill.
  • Mural Update
  • Future Projects
  • New Boardwalk in Lehigh Crossing Park
  • New Membership Level
  • Another Boardwalk in Ganondagan State Historic Site
  • VHT Sponsors Thank them!

9/10/19 Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Trail Initiative

Planning is being done for what the regional trsil system should look like in the next decades.

A series of meetings in the region have been collecting input from stakeholders.

All trail users should participate in the online survey ( https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/trail_user_survey ).

See Trail organization asks for user feedback by Sarah Taddeo, Staff writer in the Democat and Chronicle for a report on one of the meetings, held in Canandaigua.

Below are several useful tools available to provide input and learn more about the project:

Project website: RegionalTrailsUpdate.org
Project survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/trail_user_survey
Online input map: http://wikimapping.com/wikimap/Regional-Trails-Update.html

5/18/14 VHT Loss

Obituary for Nat Fisher

VHT has lost a great friend, volunteer, and family member. Nat Fisher has been a Board member and active trail volunteer for many years. Our hearts and prayers go out to his wife Ginny and their family.

He, his ready smile and laugh, his strong arm and body, his many volunteer hours will be sorely missed.

We also thank his family for their generosity to VHT over the years and in this time of shared sorrow.

11/3/13 Trails Effects on Property Values

While there have been many studies of the effect on property values near trails through out the US -- nearly all showing a positive effect --, and an informal study of ads saying something like "Near Trail!" vs "Not Near Any Trail!" (a lot to zero), an October '11 study of home prices in Hamilton County, Ohio by the University of Cincinnati gives some very precise data.

"The current study focused on 1,762 residential properties located within 10,000 feet of the trail." The trail in this case was a 12-mile section of Ohio's Little Miami Scenic Trail, a multi-use trail like our Auburn and Lehigh Trails. "The research used street network distances between residential properties and the closest trail entrance." The homes "average 2,203 square feet of living space. The average price was $263,517."

The take away numbers are "housing prices went up by nine dollars for every foot closer to the trail entrance. Ultimately, the study concluded that for the average home, homeowners were willing to pay a $9,000 premium to be located one thousand feet closer to the trail."


Welcome to the Victor Hiking Trails, Inc. official Homepage!
Your contribution will help maintain and extend a network of hiking trails in the town of Victor.

We are a grassroots organization that began exploratory meetings in the fall of 1991. We have accomplished a lot, but we still have much work ahead of us. We currently have over 30-miles of open trails. These include well connected multi-use rails-to-trails, secluded woodland rambles, stream side walks, and longer cross-town hiking trails. Some connect various town and state parks, others exist by themselves. In addition, we are actively scouting out possible sites and negotiating with land owners and developers for permission of public access to their property. Our purpose is to develop a trail system which will preserve open space and provide an educational and recreational experience for everyone in the town of Victor.

We the People: Involved in Victor Hiking Trails are kindred spirits. People who care about the land on which they live. People who enjoy nature in all its bounty. People who want to improve their town and leave something that will add value to our lives. People like you. We welcome you among us. We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 PM in the Victor Town Hall at 85 East Main Street. Meetings are informal and everyone is welcome. Please try to join us, you can get to know us better. We have regularly scheduled work parties for clearing and maintaining the trail system. Please see the calendar.

VISION MISSION OFFICERS: HISTORY MEMBERS are people who: ACTIVITIES and CALENDAR Saturday and Weekend Hikes How You Can Help Annual membership dues are: Of course, additional donations are gratefully accepted and are tax deductible.

If you join or renew at the $20.00 level or above, you can sign up a friend or neighbor for free.

Donations of useful equipment are also welcomed. If you are an owner of land with trail possibilities, please contact us about a Revocable Permit for a trail.