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  THINGS TO DO: Bicycling
Enjoy great scenery, fascinating history, and unparalleled cycling along the 365-mile Erie Canalway Trail. The paved and stone dust trail follows both active and historic sections of the Erie Canal. 
  
 
     
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More than three-quarters of the 365-mile off road trail between Albany and Buffalo is now complete and is safe for all ages. Because the trail closely parallels the Erie Canal, it offers easy access to and from communities throughout the Corridor. Cyclists can follow New York Bike Route 5 to connect off road segments.
 
Along the Champlain Canal, two short, off road trails follow the towpath of the old Champlain Canal in Waterford and Schuylerville. The Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail offers eight miles of cycling along the historic feeder canal from Glens Falls to Ft. Edward. Alternately, cyclists can take New York Bike Route 9 along Route 4 and the present day Champlain Canal.

 
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  Cycling the Erie Canal finish line in Albany  
   
Become an End to End Rider

Join cycling enthusiasts from across the nation for Cycling the Erie Canal. This annual weeklong tour from Buffalo to Albany attracts 500 riders.
 
Our partner, Parks & Trails New York organizes the event each July and provides logistical support.
 
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New Bicycle Loop Routes Available!

Explore more using on-road tour routes that connect with the Canalway Trail.
 
Madison Co. Guide >

 
Wayne Co. Guide >
 
Ontario Co. Guide >

 
Orleans Co. Guide >
 
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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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