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.
Mike is a math professor who started in Port Huron MI and is going to Bar Harbor. Then he will bus to Anacortino, WA and bike back to Michigan. The path over the bridge is a deer trail. The bridge goes over the canal.
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.
Kelly & Richard
According to Kelly and Richard's blog, ShiftingGears, they are cycling, "Oregon to Maine and then down to mile zero in the Florida Keys" this summer. They claimed our Trail Ambassador was the first one they've come across on their entire trip.
Brother & Sister
It was on his sister's bucket list to cycle the Erie Canalway Trail from end to end, so he accompanied her all the way from Germany as a 60th birthday present.