Hike DEC's WAG Trail in Allegany County

Genesee Valley Greenway State Park Enthusiasts (GVGSPE)
Genesee Valley Greenway State Park Enthusiasts (GVGSPE)
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WagTrail

WagTrail · New York, NY

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Details

The WAG Trail is a 9-mile multi-use recreational trail and historic transportation corridor in Allegany County, extending between the Village of Wellsville and the Pennsylvania state line. It follows the route of the former Wellsville, Addison and Galeton (WAG) Railroad along the upper Genesee River, which is where it gets its name.
The WAG Trail is open for all non-motorized uses, as well as snowmobiling in season. The trail is also popular with fishermen for access to the Genesee River. Here is. View Map of WAG Trail below.
Walk on the railroad bed that trains once traveled on a section of the WAG between York's Corners and Shongo. This could easily be extended by another mile but this can be decided upon by the attendees on Wednesday. Hike leader is Jim Pomeroy.
Meet at the WAG parking area in Shongo --- from Wellsville, turn left off NY Route 19 onto Hawks Road in Shongo, go a relatively short distance and then turn right off Hawks Road into the WAG Trail parking area. (Hawks Road north parking area [masked]°N,[masked]°W) Google Maps.) We will car pool --- leave a few vehicles in Shongo and then pack together everybody and go downstream to the beginning point of the hike.