Cycle/Hike the Erie Canal

The Erie Canal is often referred to as the most underutilized recreational resource in NYS.  While that may be a true statement, the fact of the matter is it’s not for lack of opportunity.  While boating might be the activity most think of regarding the canal,  Biking might be the fastest growing!

The ability to bike the canal corridor is growing in popularity as well as in quality.  Each year the NYS Canal Corporation as well as NYS continue to not only improve the quality of the trail, but also have been continuing to lengthen and fill in the missing areas along the way.

As you explore the site you will continue to come across resources for the biker planning a trip through the Canal Corridor.

Our directory will contain listings that are beneficial for the Bicyclist such as where to locate bike shops, in addition the directories will contain information on where to stay.  There will be numerous articles throughout the site on the bicycling experience as you travel through different areas of the Canal Corridor.  There will be trip planning tips, from those experienced in biking the Erie Canal.   As always please take the time to sign up to become a member of the site, it’s FREE and it will allow you to create your own trip itinerary, allow for you to save to your favorites page as you locate venues that you want to include on your trip.  It also allows you to leave reviews for travelers who follow you.

Biking/Hiking News & Articles

  • Plans announced to close gap in Erie Canalway Trail in Onondaga County

    Plans announced to close gap in Erie Canalway Trail in Onondaga County

      New York state has released a concept plan that closes the gap in the Erie Canalway Trail System between Camillus and DeWitt. It would extend the recreation trail through an urban area. From the start, bridging the 14-mile gap has been the most challenging part of creating a seamless trail that closely follows the […]
  • Cycle the Erie Canal Tour

    Cycle the Erie Canal Tour

    Did you resolve to spend more time outside in 2018? We’ve got the perfect way for you to achieve your resolution! Join us July 8-15 for Parks & Trails New York’s 20th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour. The tour offers an unparalleled opportunity to experience great cycling while taking in the rich history of […]
  • Town of Niskayuna Cuts Ribbon on New Bike Hike Trail Extension

    Town of Niskayuna Cuts Ribbon on New Bike Hike Trail Extension

      Town Has Completed Two Extensions in 2017 and Has Three Projects Planned for 2018 Posted on: November 3, 2017 – 5:00pm Niskayuna Town Supervisor Joe Landry and Town Board Members John Della Ratta, Lisa Weber, and Bill McPartlon cut the ribbon for the new Flower Hill Multi-Use Path Connection, located at the end of […]
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