Our new park!

Or is it a trail?  Maybe it’s both!

The Oxbow is now ready to see!  All the Ragweed and brush has been cut down, and has been picked up, mulched and disposed of.

Pittsford Canal Corporation Crews were there this morning and did a wonderful job, even taking scrap metal, tires and junk we left in piles along the trail.

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The Parks & Trails Department are pulling out all the stops to make The Oxbow a place for everyone to enjoy.

The views are wonderful, as you’ll see from these photos.



A very special thanks to all our volunteers who all worked so hard.

The Gavelis family, the Ruder Family, the Sennetts, the Kucmerowskis (who made several trips from Brockport), the Gialas, Bill Forster, Bill Schneider, Curtis Broadbent, and Barkley (best dog in the world)

An extra special thanks to the Parks and Trails Dept of the Canal Corporation who made all this come true!

So what’s next? Seeing as winter is just around the corner, we’ll just be trimming the odd patch here and there, maybe some ragweed along the woodland side of the trail.  There’a little more weed whacking to do at  the entrance from Erie Crescent.  Then we’ll be planning where all the flowers will go next spring!

If you’d like to support us and help defray some costs, please see our GOFUNDME page, where a few dollars will always be welcome for seed and equipment etc.



Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see www.mud-skipper.com). I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my two dogs.

3 thoughts on “Our new park!”

  1. Mike, what’s happened to the Oxbow Trail really defines the word “transformation”. Really great work and vision made it possible as well as the helping hands of the whole volunteer group dedicated to making the Oxbow Trail a much better place “to visit for awhile”. Nice job by All.


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