HOPKINS ROAD BOARDWALK & TRAIL:
AMHERST, NEW YORK
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Last Updated: July 30, 2017
Length: Hopkins Road Boardwalk & Trail; 1.4 miles
Margaret Louise Park Path; 0.6 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat paved trail.
To Start from Margaret Louise/Billy Wilson Park; From I-990 take exit 4 to N French Rd and travel east 1.1 miles to Hopkins Rd. Turn right (south) along Hopkins Rd 1.4 miles. The park is on your right.
The Hopkins Road Boardwalk & Trail is a paved path alongside Hopkins Rd. A paved loop trail circles Billy Wilson Park (formally Margaret Louise Park, which was named after a 27 year old Army staff Sargent and Getzville resident who was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan).
Starting from the junction of W Klein Road & Hopkins Road; The paved Hopkins Road Boardwalk & Trail travels north alongside Hopkins Rd. After 0.5 miles the trail pulls away from the road a bit before utilizing a boardwalk through a portion of Great Baehre Swamp. After crossing over a small pond (giant turtles) you'll come to Billy Wilson Park after 0.8 miles.
Note; Left takes you past the Billy Wilson Park parking lot, play ground and a couple of gazebos to the Margaret Louise Park Path. This narrow paved 0.6 mile path circles the park.
Continuing north alongside Hopkins Rd the paved path end, giving way to a narrow sidewalk just before Fair Woods Dr at 1.4 miles.
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