ELLICOTTVILLE – A fund has been started at the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation to help create and maintain a new multiple-use trail through Ellicottville and Great Valley.

Town of Ellicottville Deputy Supervisor Ken Hinman, founder of the Ellicottville-Great Valley Recreational Trail Committee, says the trail will provide a safe, traffic-free venue for biking, jogging, roller-blading and other activities. A route has not yet been determined.

The first fund to be established in the foundation nearly 20 years ago supported the creation of the Allegheny River Valley Trail in Olean and Allegany. Donations to the new fund will be tax-deductible and can be mailed to the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation at 120 N. Union St., Olean, NY 14706, or made online at