Cycle the Erie Canalway Trail

Enjoy great scenery, fascinating history, and unparalleled cycling.

More than three-quarters of the 365-mile long, off road trail between Albany and Buffalo is complete and safe for all ages. Because the trail closely parallels both active and historic sections of the Erie Canal, it offers easy access to and from communities throughout the Corridor. When finished, the trail will be the nation’s longest multiple-use trail.


Follow the Trail Blaze!

Trail markers and wayfinding signs make it is easy to follow the trail and to connect off-and-on-road segments. Bicycling, walking, and cross-country skiing are allowed on all trails in the system. Other uses vary by location. The New York State Canal Corporation is responsible for developing and overseeing the Erie Canalway Trail. Contact them directly with questions or for more information.

Erie Canal Heritage Trail Buffalo to Lyons 120 Level cycling along the canal with optional stops to explore canal villages along the way.
Old Erie Canal
Schasel Park in Port Byron to Warners Road in Camillus
28 Follows old Erie Canal route through Central New York; traverses Camillus Erie Canal Park, which includes restored aqueduct at Nine Mile Creek.
Old Erie Canal State Park Dewitt to Rome 36 Follows old Erie Canal through original canal towns; Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum is on route.
Rome to Utica 14 Follows the Erie Canal/Mohawk River with some lovely views along a largely shaded path.
Mohawk Hudson Bikeway Little Falls to Albany 86 Plenty to see and do; visit locks, historic and cultural sites, and canal towns. Short segments are easy to access for day trips.
Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail
Fort Edward to Glens Falls
9 Follows the 1832 feeder canal that supplied water to the Champlain. Connects with the Glens Falls Bikeway to Lake George.

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