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.
50th High School Reunion
These guys are celebrating their 50-year reunion from High School graduation by biking from Buffalo to Syracuse. Jack is from Saratoga Springs, NY. Bill is from Oak Bluffs, Mass. And Mike is from Punta Gorda, FL. They are staying at hotels along the way.
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.
One of our trail ambassadors met Alex on the trail near Poolsbrook. Seeing the luggage on the back of his bike, he asked if he was going far. "Sort of", Alex said. He was going to a wedding in Albany and would stay with friends for a few days. When asked how he would get back, he said, "Well, after Albany I'm riding to Virginia, then North Carolina. It's a 1,000 miler." So yes, Alex is "going far"!