Cycling Resources

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Maps & Guidebooks

nycanalmap.com to plan your trip or to find attractions and amenities when on the trail. A distance calculator will help you match your desired miles per day with the distance between destinations.

Map | Empire State Trail (ny.gov) includes all 750 miles of trail from NYC to Lake Champlain and east-west from Albany to Buffalo.

The Cycling the Erie Canal Guidebook and cycletheeriecanal.com from Parks & Trails New York are comprehensive guides to cycling the Canalway Trail. The guidebook is easy to tuck in a bike bag and take with you. Highly recommended!

Free trail maps are available from the NYS Canal Corporation. Call 1-800-4CANAL4 (1-800-422-6254) to request one.

Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail Map- Excellent map of the Schenectady to Albany portion of the Canalway Trail; free from Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail.

Champlain Canalway Trail- Find online maps and information on communities from Waterford to Whitehall.

The Feeder Canal Alliance offers a map and information about the Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail. This scenic nine mile trail segment from Fort Edward to Glens Falls connects with the Glens Falls bikeway, a paved trail which leads to Lake George.

Supported and Self-Supported Trail Tours

Parks & Trails New York- Cycle the Erie Canal
This annual 8-day supported ride from Buffalo to Albany attracts more than 650 cyclists from around the world and across the US. Four-day and 2-day options also available. An outstanding way to experience the canal. Highly recommended.
518-434-1583

Great American Bike Tours
949-424-5369
Offers fully supported bike tours along the Erie Canalway Trail.

Classic Adventures
800-777-8090

Noble Invention Bike Touring
844-424-5342
Offers self-guided tours along the Erie Canalway Trail.

Wilderness Voyageurs
800-272-4141

Bicycle Loop Routes

Explore more using on-road routes that connect with the Canalway Trail.

Bike Through History- Cycle through the scenic Mohawk Valley with cue sheets and routes that connect with historic sites.

Download route maps (PDF) or request a copy from county tourism agencies.

Madison County Guide

Wayne County Guide

Orleans County Guide, side A

Orleans County Guide, side B

Thanks to the New York Bicycling Coalition and county tourism agencies for developing the maps, with funding support from Erie Canalway.

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