Lehigh Crossing Park Entrance CLOSED

Lehigh Crossing Park will be CLOSED for approximately one week starting on Monday, October 28, 2019. 

The entrance will be closed day AND night while boring/drilling is being done.

Thank you for your patience.

Auburn Trail Sections - - OPEN

Auburn Trail sections - NYS Rte 251 to School Street AND Maple Avenue to Brace Road are open.

The excavating and installing of pipe has been completed.

The trail has been leveled some, but please use caution. 

The trail will be finished (leveled/graded/stone dust replaced) in the future.

The signs will remain in place until the final stone dust is complete.

Auburn Trail CLOSURE - Phillips Road to Route 251 - Starting 10/16

The Auburn Trail section from Phillips Road to Route 251 will be CLOSED starting tomorrow, Wednesday, October 16, 2019.

The Town’s contractor will be excavating and installing pipe.

Auburn Trail Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Project

The Auburn Trail Sanitary Sewer Forcemain Project began significant construction in the Auburn Trail corridor in September.  The Town’s contractor Villager Construction has completed the installation of the new forcmain in the NYS Rte 251 to Maple Avenue sections and continues to do directional drilling in the Brace Road to Maple Avenue sections.  The trail surface will be restored in these sections throughout the fall with an anticipated completion date of November 15th.

The Town’s engineer at LaBella Associates has added a 2nd Construction Inspector to the project sites to ensure that the project is being constructed as bid as well as to manage trail use during the phases of construction.

Villager will be coming back in the spring to topsoil and seed any disturbed areas along the trail and address any outstanding items related to returning the trail to its previous condition.  This includes repairing any structures or area damaged in the process.

Due to the pump station construction adjacent to Lehigh Crossing Park, the park access road will be closed to vehicles on several dates this month as construction on the new pump station and forcemain continues.


Lehigh Valley Trail

This newly improved trail has a stone dust surface, which is suitable for hiking, running, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. The town’s portion of the former Lehigh Valley Railroad corridor is approximately two miles in length and travels from the Auburn Trail Connection at Phillips Road to the Victor-Mendon town line. There are convenient parking areas located at road crossings. The town and Victor Hiking Trails completed construction of a pedestrian and bicycle bridge on the former Lehigh Valley Railroad trestle at Phillips Road in November 2007. This feature enables trail users to enter the rear of Lehigh Crossing Park and enjoy its many recreational opportunities.

Auburn Trail

The town received Transportation Enhancement Program (TEP) grants totaling $2.3 million dollars for the design and construction of this multi-use trail. Project activities include stone dust surfacing of the entire trail, restoring a stone arch culvert in Fishers, providing way finding and interpretive signage along the trail, establishing several parking areas, and constructing plazas at key interest.

Trail News

In 2012 a trail user survey was conducted. This was a joint effort of: Parks and Trails New York, NYS Trails Council and NYS Office of Parks and Recreation Historic Preservation.

Report of the 2012 NYS Trail User Count

In the fall of 2004, the Town of Victor and Victor Hiking Trails, Inc. received a grant from the Ken Lou Foundation for the development of a multi-use trail system in our community.

To date, we have designed and constructed several miles of new, multi-use trails in Dryer Road Park suitable for hiking, running, mountain biking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

In the summer of 2005, we completed construction on a trail gateway and kiosk for the park. Our Dryer Road Trail Map is available for download, see maps, and at the kiosk located at the entrance to the park. The trails are marked and designated by varying skill levels.

Our Waiver and Responsibility Guidelines are also available for download and printing here, and forms are available at the park entrance.

Everyone using the trails is required to complete the waiver and leave it in the designated folder at the entrance to the park.

For more information on Victor trails, check out the Victor Mountain Biking Club site.