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THINGS TO DO: Erie Canalway Trail
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.
 
Worth a Trip!
Canalway Trail logoWalking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing are baseline activities that are allowed on all trails in the system. Other uses vary by location.
 
 
 
TRAIL SECTION REGION MILES CONNECTIONS SURFACE ACTIVITIES
Erie Canal Heritage Trail Western 120 Buffalo to Lyons paved, crushed stone inline skating, snowmobiling in some sections
  
Old Erie Canal- Port Byron to Camillus Central 28 Schasel Park in Port Byron to Warners Road in Camillus
  
crushed stone snowmobiling
Old Erie Canal State Park Trail Central 36 DeWitt to Rome crushed stone horseback riding, snowmobiling
  
Rome to Utica Mohawk Valley 14 Fort Stanwix National Monument in Rome to Utica paved, crushed stone
  
 
Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway Mohawk Valley and Capital Region
  
86 Little Falls to Albany paved, crushed stone inline skating, snowmobiling in some sections
Glens Falls Feeder Trail Champlain 8 Historic feeder canal from Glens Falls to Fort Edward
  
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  Canalway Trail Map  
  Kiosks all along the Erie Canalway Trail provide maps and interpretive information.  
     
  Find cycling resources and learn more about Cycling the Canalway Trail >  
     
  The New York State Canal Corporation is responsible for developing and overseeing the Erie Canalway Trail. Contact them directly with questions or for more information.
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