Rider Reviews & Trail Travelers
Each year, thousands of riders pedal a portion of the Erie Canalway Trail. Many take a short trek for daily exercise; others plan a vacation, cycling through the canal's small towns, visiting artisan shops, unique restaurants and quaint inns and B&Bs along the way. History buffs retrace America's longest man-made waterway.
Others cycle the entire trail, fulfilling a dream of crossing the great state of New York on two wheels. For many, it is part of a longer journey across the United States. No matter how many miles you travel, there are always new adventures to discover.
To find out what others are saying about cycling the Erie Canalway, visit Trip Advisor or read the stories below to see what trail travelers have to share.
Anne & Kyrie
Here is Anne taking her friend Kyrie for a summer ride along the trail in late August 2015.
Kerry and Jeanna
This couple drove up from Florida to Buffalo to cycle the Erie Canalway Trail. When we caught up witht hem they were riding from Buffalo to Palmyra. They are riding as many trails in the U.S. as they can.
You're never too old. This group of retired teachers in their 70s and 80s rode from Charlotte north of Rochester, through Rochester, to Genesee Valley Park on the Genesee Riverway Trail. They then headed west along the Erie Canal Trail west to Long Pond west of Rochester.....stopping at Starbucks. They then rode up the 390 trail to the Hamlin Beach expressway back to Charlotte.
David, Annabelle, & Elliott
David Meyer from Woodstock NY riding with his family, Annabelle and Elliott, from Buffalo to Syracuse.
This gentleman "Frank" was riding the Erie Canal Towpath west through the state: "Montana or Bust". He was kind enough to have his photo taken by Chris O'Neil who was out for her bicycle ride too. ~ At Kirkville N.Y.