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

Closures are listed from west to east.

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.

Cohoes, Albany County

A half-mile section of the Erie Canalway Trail / Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail between Lansing Lane to Johnson Ave will be closed through summer 2023, due to a storm water and green infrastructure project being implemented by the City of Cohoes. Trail users will need to follow the marked detour on city streets.

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. Click here to see this section on the map.

Updated May 31, 2023.

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