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.
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.
Sallie & Carl
This is Sallie and Carl McDonald (brother and sister) from Florida. They are riding from Washington state to Bar Harbor. They were staying at a hotel in the middle of the Rochester construction from which our trail ambassador helped them find their way.
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.
Ina and Mirko
Ina and Mirko are from Germany. They rode to Portugal then came to NYC and are currently traveling around the world.