Media Reviews

  • Going Places Near & Far

    "Going Places, Near & Far" is a travel series by Karen Rubin featured on the Long Island online news source, In 2015 she featured several articles based on her experience cycling the 400-mile trek from Buffalo to Albany along the Erie Canalway Trail. Photo credits: Karen Rubin

  • Rails-to-Trail Conservancy

    Rails-to-Trail Conservancy

    The Erie Canalway Trail was named Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s Trail of the Month in October of 2012.

  • Economic Benefits of Trails: Navigating the Erie Canal: a “mega-trail” journey

    Bob Stearns, American Trails Board

    This article chronicles the author’s 8-day journey across New York State cycling the PTNY’s annual tour in 2011.

  • The 50 Best Bike Trails in America

    Complex Magazine

    The Erie Canalway Trail came in at number 18 on the list of Complex Pop Culture’s 50 Best Bike Trails in America.

  • Cycling the Erie Canal by Bike

    USA Today

  • Biking New York's Erie Canalway Trail


    By Jeff Rauschert, Flint Journal
    This article chronicled the author’s and a friend’s 165-mile round trip weekend ride from Tonawanda to Rochester.

  • A Different Way to Travel NY State: Cycling the Erie Canal Stress-less Cycling along the Erie Canal

    The Free George

    The Erie Canal was pretty instrumental in the early economic growth of Rochester, as well as Buffalo and even New York City, but its downfall was rapid once highways showed up to replace it. I-90 actually takes the same basic path as the Erie Canal. It finished the job started by the railroads, one of which also takes the same path as the canal. It turns out that the only sort of people still getting much use out of the canal are those who generally like to avoid highways whenever humanly

  • Journey along the Erie Canal reveals deep history, vibrant present July 21, 2013

    Democrat and Chronicle

    The Erie Canal, a staple of social studies textbooks and campfire sing-alongs, isn’t just history. Two journalists cycled it’s length from Buffalo to Albany. As the miles passed, it became clear that the 188-year-old waterway is still relevant — that its muddy waters still carry connections for the communities along its length and the people who take time to know it.