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.
Hunter and Andrew
Andrew is from Poughkeepsie and was headed to Minneapolis. Hunter, from Austin, TX, was cycling a circuitous route from Texas through New York along the Canalway Trail and then back out west to San Francisco.
Peter, JoAnn, and Rudy
On the Left is Peter Brown from Australia. He is riding from Washington, DC to Pittsburg to Niagara Falls then to Palmyra. On the right is JoAnn and Rudy DiGilio from Washington, NJ. They riding from end-to-end.
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.
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.
Rachel and Mike
Drove to Syracuse and had a shuttle operator take them and their bikes to Buffalo. Then they biked back slowly stopping for treats and B&B's along the way (a bakery in Brockport and lunch at Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester).