Erie Canalway Trail Closures


Periodically, short sections of the Erie Canalway Trail are temporarily closed due to construction activities on the trail corridor. Trail closures may be needed during rehabilitation of old deteriorated trail sections, or due to repair of bridges, culverts, or utilities that cross the trail. Trail users will need to utilize alternate on-road routes to detour around temporary trail closures.

These closures are reflected on the interactive Cycle the Erie Canal trail map, along with alternate on-road detour routes.

Current Trail Closures

Updated January 2, 2024.

Information on this page is shared from New York State's Empire State Trail website at

Closures are listed from west to east.

Buffalo, Erie County

The EST/ Shoreline Trail through the former LaSalle Park is now closed as it undergoes a multi-year renovation to become Ralph Wilson Park. Trail users will need to follow the on-road detour along Niagara Street to connect the trail between Canalside and Porter Ave. Click this link for more project details.

Royalton, Niagara County

Beginning October 30, NYS Canal Corporation will be closing a 3-mile portion of the trail between Root Rd., east of Gasport, and Carmen Rd., west of Middleport, to perform embankment work. Trail users will need to utilize local roads and follow detour signage. Work is expected to last through May, 2024. It is anticipated that the trail will be accessible during winter (Dec-March) if trail conditions are conducive to use.

Macedon, Wayne County

A 0.5-mile trail section from Walworth Road east to Pal-Mac Park is closed due to repairs to the Ganargua Creek Aqueduct. Signage has been installed marking temporary on-road detours for through-trail bicyclists and hikers.

Albany, Albany County to Rensselaer, Rensselaer County

The New York State DOT has closed the pedestrian walkway on the west side of the Dunn Memorial indefinitely for repair. Trail users should follow detour signage to utilize the temporary pedestrian path across to connect to the walkway and across the Hudson River. Cyclists should dismount and walk their bicycles.