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.
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.
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.
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"!