East River, Spaulding, and Beaver Island Nature Trail Loop is a 3.4 mile that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from May until September.
Buckhorn Island's main trail is a 4.1 mile out and back trail that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from December until February. Several shorter trails run off the main trail.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation converted the former West River Parkway into a multiuse recreational trail that connects the City of Buffalo to the City of Niagara Falls. The $2.5 million project transformed two lanes of highway into a vehicle-free multiuse, multi-season trail that runs along eight miles of the Niagara River from Beaver Island State Park to Buckhorn State Park. It includes refurbished overlooks, landscaping, and year-round access to the water while closing a significant gap in the Niagara River Greenway Shoreline Trail.