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.

Lenox, Oneida, Verona, Rome in Madison and Oneida Counties:

Multiple segments of the Empire State Trail/Old Erie Canal State Historic Park between Canastota and Rome will be closed for resurfacing beginning in early September, 2022. Closures will require trail users to follow on-road detours that closely parallel the trail route. Signage will be installed marking the temporary route. Resurfacing work is expected to be complete in early November.

Oriskany, Oneida County

The trail is closed between Reber Road and Thomas Road in Oriskany due to the washout of a culvert from a winter storm. The wash out damaged the trail, making it unsafe for users. A detour along NYS Route 69 / Oriskany Road has been put in place and is marked with signage. Given the scale of the project to replace the culvert and repair the trail, this stretch is not anticipated to be reopened until Fall of 2023.

Amsterdam, Montgomery County

A section of the Erie Canalway Trail in Amsterdam will be closed for several periods during 2022, due to a construction project to rehabilitate the Route 30 bridge (the trail passes under the bridge). Signage will be installed marking a detour route on adjacent roads, during all times the trail is closed.

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 September 2022, 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.

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