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Amish buggy and horse with faded boards in the background

Welcome to an experience you will not soon forget. Please take a leisurely stroll through our Amish Trail website where you'll see breathtaking images and learn a little about our area of Western New York. This hidden gem is just waiting for you to come and get caught up in an entirely different way of life.

Some of the signs along the Amish Trail

“What a stunning setting. This area has much greater appeal than Lancaster County, PA. What a gem! There is no hint of commercial development in the entire area so that visitors really feel as though they are in a different era ...”

- Roger Brooks, Destination Development, Inc.

Some of the Buttons for NY's Amish Geotrail

Earn geobuttons by finding geocaches while exploring the rural countryside! When you have collected at least 10 geocaches you'll submit your finds to receive a trackable geocoin! Learn more.

Welcome to New York's Amish Trail in the Winter!

Amish Country in the Winter Time? Yes it is possible, but please note the roads may be very tricky for inexperienced drivers.  The plows do make a passing on the back roads, but perhaps only once or twice a day. 

The Countryside is beautiful in the winter, with hills and valleys full of white pristine snow.  You will see scenic views that can spread out over miles. Tips if you do decide to venture out in the wintertime are:
-Travel during the day.....There are no street lights and again Amish in our area do not use electricity.
-Take Safety Items with you.....blankets, rock salt, shovel, full tank of gas, etc.
- Stick to main roads first......Rt. 62 is pretty clear most times and has many shops alongside the road. Rt. 241 is alright, and Seager Hill Rd. can be passable with caution.

If you get out there and the roads are looking too scary for you to dare....try stopping by Amish Collections in Gowanda, NY or Valley View Cheese Company in Leon, NY - not so far off the beaten path and offer Amish made goods!

Buggy in the Winter

Brochure & Map

Get your own copy of an Amish Trail brochure & map stop by:

  • any of the Amish Trail businesses
  • the Gowanda Area Chamber of Commerce located at the Northern gateway to the trail
  • the Amish Trail Welcome Center in Randolph, New York the Southern gateway to the trail

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