If running, hiking, walking, biking or inline skating is your thing, or all of the above, the 6.2-mile Allegheny River Valley Trail (above) includes a St. Bonaventure loop, offering quick and easy access to the trail from just about anywhere on campus.
The asphalt pathway travels through woodlands along the north back of the Allegheny for more than two miles before bending to run through part of the city of Olean. It turns again to head back to campus, completing a closed circuit.
Other ways to enjoy our great outdoors
- GOLF: The St. Bonaventure Golf Course, located right across the street from campus, is a well-maintained, hilly and challenging 9-hole course that offers discounted greens fees for SBU students.
- SKIING & ADVENTURE: Holiday Valley, a four-season resort less than a half-hour's drive from campus, is consistently ranked as one of the best downhill skiing facilities in the East. The Valley also operates the Sky High Adventure Park,
an outdoor aerial park with tree-top platforms, zip lines, rope bridges and a mountain coaster ride.
- STATE PARKS: Allegany State Park, the largest state park in the state of New York, is just 20 miles west of campus. Letchworth State Park, with its deep Genesee River Valley Gorge, is just an hour's drive north.