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 September 8, 2023.

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.

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.

Palmyra, Wayne County

A segment of the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail between Route 21 and Swift Landing Park will be closed for resurfacing beginning August 21, and running through Friday September 29, 2023. During this time the trail will be closed Monday - Friday from 7:00 am - 4:00pm. Trail users should use local roads to avoid the closure.

Oneida-Verona, Oneida County

Beginning September 5, NYS DOT will be replacing a bridge at the corner of Route 31 and Route 46 north of Durhamville. A detour will be in place routing trail users north and south along Route 46. Work is expected to be complete late October.

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.