Type: Rail Trail
Length: 65.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Motorized vehicles - Snowmobiling
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Between Albany and Buffalo
States: New York
Counties: Monroe, Niagara, Orleans, Wayne
Latitude: 42.88093 Longitude: -78.8811
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More than three-quarters of the 365-mile long, off road Erie Canalway Trail between Albany and Buffalo is open for recreation. When finished, the trail will be the nation’s longest multiple-use trail.
Walking the Erie Canalway Trail offers a glimpse of what walking across the state with a canal boat in tow might have been like. The trail is open to hikers, joggers, and bicyclists, as well as cross-country skiers in winter. Some sections are suitable for in-line skating.
The Champlain Canal Trail, running from the confluence of the Mohawk and Hudson rivers at Waterford to Lake Champlain at Whitehall, is still being developed. Short trail segments currently follow the old Champlain Canal towpath in Waterford and in Schuylerville.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1984
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Trail details, photos and map
Website: Trails from Rails - trail details
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
Division Canal Engineer
New York State Canal Corporation
3901 Genesse St.
Cheektowaga , NY 14225
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