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We flew to Buffalo and took 10 days to ride the Erie Canal trail...stopping two nights in Seneca Falls (off the main route) and in St Johnsville. We stayed in B&B's and rode about 50 miles per day. We had clear, humid weather most of...More
Wonderful trail (in parts) - significant amount of road riding along State Highway 5 - lots of traffic in parts - narrow shoulder, lots of hills/curves from Lyons to Port Byron. Would NOT recommend using Gobike Erie shuttle service - they lost our reservation &...More
We completed the trail riding from Albany to Buffalo. Parts of the "trail" are on road, not well signed or quite far from any service facilities (food, bathroom). What made up for these inconveniences was being able to pass through the various towns and rolling...More
While this NOT one fully connected trail, it was a great experience and ride. The Erie Canalway, while 360+ miles, is really a series of 15-20 trails and has you on public roads for about 100 miles of it. Regardless, the towns and people along...More
What a lovely walk this is! Well… the path is a multi-use path so there were people on bikes, with strollers, plus just walking and talking in groups, as well as those with dogs enjoying this path at the same time I did. Plus there...More
This was our first ever Erie Canal tour and we thoroughly enjoy it and recommend you add this trip to your bucket list. Solo rider was as young as 10 years old and oldest was 71, so you can do it! The food supply is...More
Mostly stone dust, asphalt in cities. Easy to ride with any kind of bike. Flat. Mix of shady and sunny areas. Lots of scenery, lots of history. Great ride. Parking at most major road crossings. Grab your bike and do a section.
We used this trail for biking. It was a great trail. It took us past the Canalside area as well as a naval yard which you could enter and had old lighthouses, and a beautiful park along the river. Nice ride and if you get...More
For a really fun relaxing vacation we rented one of the narrow boats built specifically for cruising the Erie Canal, put our bikes on the boat and spent a week enjoying a combination of boating and biking. Along the way are locks, lift bridges, small...More