Plan a Trip

Where to go and what to do along the way.


The Erie Canalway Trail is the perfect place to plan your next vacation. Visit historic sites. Discover the canal’s engineering marvels. Experience the charming small towns with their unique shops, museums, and restaurants. Enjoy the excitement and energy of the fairs and festivals throughout the season. Or just take time out to enjoy cycling and the scenic beauty along the trail. With so many things to do, it’s hard to decide where to begin.

From an afternoon outing to a multi-day trip, the menu above provides everything you need to map out your itinerary. Attractions are grouped by both interest and region, with the many seasonal Canalway events listed by month. You'll even find places to stay and bike shops along the way.

Be sure to check out our interactive Erie Canalway Trail Map, with attractions and points of interest listed along the entire length of the trail. The map’s search function, measuring tool, and GPS make it easy to map out your route. And because it’s responsive, you can use it along the way on your phone or tablet.

Don’t want to spend time planning? Join cyclists from around the world for our fully-supported eight-day Cycle the Erie Canal Annual Bike Tour.

Our Cycling the Erie Canal guidebook is an essential resource, no matter what trip you plan. With 42 color maps, a comprehensive listing of attractions, historic sites, visitor centers, parks, lodging, bike shops, parking and other services, the handy spiral-bound book is a great reference before, during and after your travels.

See what riders have to say

To find out what others are saying about their experience cycling the Erie Canalway Trail, visit Trip Advisor or read what our trail travelers have to share.