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Tandem and B&B's

We flew to Buffalo and took 10 days to ride the Erie Canal trail...stopping two nights in Seneca... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Francie G
Bellingham, Washington
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Buffalo to Albany via Erie Canal Trail

Wonderful trail (in parts) - significant amount of road riding along State Highway 5 - lots of... read more

Reviewed July 28, 2018
Kathleen K
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Journey along the scenic and historic Erie Canal between Buffalo and Albany, a National Heritage Corridor, and enjoy great scenery, interesting history, and unparalleled cycling.
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank Francie G
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank linglingma
Reviewed September 9, 2015

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

Date of experience: September 2015
13  Thank JimFStateCollege
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Lot's of history, beautiful trails, and scenic views. Very peaceful. Really love this area of New York! Very family friendly.

Date of experience: May 2015
1  Thank tevye v
Reviewed August 21, 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank JazzyKris
Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank aswezey
Reviewed July 19, 2015

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.

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank 55refman
Reviewed July 1, 2015

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

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank bruwest
Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank MouseDance
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August 27, 2018|
Response from Francie G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry for the delay in answering. The prevailing winds are west to east so most people ride west to east. The winds were variable on our trip... Good luck!