Brockport joins Empire State Trail Town Program
Brockport, New York — This year, as a Pilot Town, Brockport is joining the Empire State Trail Town Program.
On Friday, it was announced that the Village of Brockport will participate in the new program in collaboration with the Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Canal Corporation, which is designed to help Brockport benefit from its location along the Erie Canalway Trail and the Empire State Trail.
The PTNY staff hopes to create long-term economic, health, and quality of life benefits for the entire community and surrounding areas to attract and profit from tourism in the area, especially by making Brockport a major destination for cyclists.
The new Empire State Trail Town Program will be modeled after the Great Allegheny Passage Trail Town program established by the Progress Fund in 2007, which resulted in over $120 million in economic impact in 2019 along the 150-mile trail.