Buckhorn Island State Park

EASY 44 reviews

Buckhorn Island State Park is a 4.1 mile out and back trail located near Grand Island, New York that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until February. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.1 miles Elevation Gain: 16 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

cross country skiing

fishing

hiking

paddle sports

road biking

walking

bird watching

running

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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1 month ago

The ticks.....

Flat and a green tunnel for most of it. Views were decent at the end of the pier.

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3 months ago

This trail was good. It was muddy and there were a ton of bugs. I did find a tick on myself halfway through. There was only one garbage can which is at the beginning of the trail.. wish there were more throughout!

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Beautiful trail and well maintained!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Nice hike. Enjoyed the flowers and wild life.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Nice nature trail. I like the distance, not too long, not too short. The end of the trail is worth it for the nice view!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Love this place but is loaded with ticks always check your cloths before getting in the car and have hitchhikers going home with you! I use repellent and spray my cloths keeps them at bay! Still going to enjoy the park

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Enjoyed the walk but was covered with ticks as I left the park. Be careful and check yourself for ticks. Wear tick repellent for sure. Did enjoy myself, though.

hiking
Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Trail runs along Niagara River. Side trails hug the river banks to get a better view of the river and The north Grand Island bridge. Kayak and canoe launch is located nearby.

paddle sports
Monday, September 07, 2015

Love this paddle - if you hit this place at the right part of summer you will see all the lilies popping from the lily pads - very pretty! I kayaked up to Niagara River

Friday, August 07, 2015

If your looking for easy recovery trail running there's not much elevation gain as it's pretty flat and very runnable. I run 3 mile loops to get my miles in.

walking
Monday, April 20, 2015

Nice walk with the kids and dog. Flat and easy.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

do this trail all the time. There are great veiws of the city. Also great wild life,fishing.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Have been going to this trail for many years, used to run around there when was a kid. This trail is a very easy flat path, good for a walk/hike(kids & dogs), birding, fishing, jogging, or biking. The main trail is a vehicle wide path & a little over 4 miles out & back. There are off paths that lead to edge of Niagara River & one other path that loops around back to main path. Main path is pretty much a straight out & back. At the end of trail is an osprey stand that there has been sitings of but not this day. About midway of original trail there is a blacktop bike/walking path that meets up with it, which goes thru a marsh area along side of the highway & are able to loop back around along a road to original starting spot. Also on this portion there is another area to drive and park or walk to for bird watching. Only gave 4 stars due to the NYS Thuway runs through area & traffic noise can be somewhat loud, main trail goes under thruway. But there are numerous types of birds to see & hear, chirping & singing. Highly recommend Buckhorn for a easy hike/walk or relaxing stroll.

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