New York Cycling Trails and State Bike Routes
New York has 110 greenways, rail trails, canal trails, bikeways, and river walks located in every region of the state, with over 1,200 miles of multi-use trails. The New York trail experience includes thousands of miles of trails within New York state parks, state forests, and the Adirondack and Catskill Preserves, as well as many enjoyable and well-known long-distance hiking trails. Trails New York is dedicated to protecting New York's parks and helping communities create new parks. Founded in 1985, Parks & Trails New York has grown from a small group of park advocates to over 5000 members and supporters from every region of the state. Go to the Parks and Trails interactive trailfinder mapBelow is a list of some of the trails in NY state
Allkill Valley Rail Trail
Auburn Trail map
Batt to Bear Trail
Catskill Scenic Trail
Chautauqua Rails to Trails
Connetquot State Park
Croton Aqueduct State Park
D & H Rail Trail
Erie Canal Heritage Trail
Genesee Riverway Trail
Harlem Valley Rail Trail
Hudson Valley Rail-Trail
Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail
Keuka Outlet Trail
Lake George Bikeway and Feeder Canal trail
Minnewaska State Park
Mohawk Hudson Bikeway
Mohawk Towpath Byway
North County Trailway
O&W Rail Trail
Old Erie Canal State Park
Orange County Heritage Trail
O&W Rail Trail
Old Erie Canal State Park
Orange County Heritage Trail
Paulinskill Valley Trail
Saratoga National Historical Park
Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail
South County Trailway
Biking the Canalway Trail The Canalway Trail System is comprised of four major segments: the 100-mile Erie Canal Heritage Trail in Western New York; the 36-mile Old Erie Canal State Park Trail in Central New York; the 60-mile Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway in the eastern Capital Region, and the eight-mile Glens Falls Feeder Canal Heritage Trail in the foothills of the Adirondacks near Lake George. The major segments of the Canalway Trail are easy to find by following the distinctive trailblazers installed along New York State and local routes. Canalway Trail Cycling Guide.
New York State Signed Bicycle Routes
The New York State Department of Transportation provides online maps for several long distance, on-road bicycle routes. Cyclists using these routes should be comfortable sharing the roadway with motorized vehicles traveling at higher speeds. Printed maps for these routes can be obtained with no charge from the New York State Department of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Program, 50 Wolf Road, 54, Albany,NY 12232 Phone: (518) 457-0922.
New York State Bicycle Route 9starts in New York City, follows U.S. Route 9W through the Palisades and connects with Bicycle Route 17 in Wappingers Falls and State Bicycle Route 5 in Albany. The route continues north to Rouses Point at the the Canadian border.
NY State Bicycle Route 11is a signed on-road bicycle route that extends 320 miles from the Pennsylvania state line near Binghamton to Rouses Point on the New York – Quebec border. This route connects with Pennsylvania State Bicycle Route L and the Velo Quebec cycling routes in Quebec. It also intersects with State Bicycle Routes 5, 9 and 17, and NYS Canalway Trail.
New York State Bike Route 14is a signed, on-road bicycle route that extends 95 miles from the Pennsylvania state line near Elmira to Sodus Point on the shores of Lake Ontario. This route connects with Pennsylvania State Bicycle Route G. It also intersects New York State Bicycle Routes 5 and 17, the NYS Canalway Trail and the NYS Seaway Trail.
NY State Bicycle Route 17is a signed, on-road bicycle route that extends 442 miles from State Bicycle Route 9 in the Village of Wappingers Falls to State Bicycle Route 517 in the Village of Westfield on the shores of Lake Erie. This route also connects with State Bicycle Routes 11, 14and 19, and the New York State Seaway Trail.
New York State Bicycle Route 19is a signed, on-road bicycle route that extends 109 miles from the Pennsylvania state line near the Village of Shongo to Hamlin Beach State Park on the shores of Lake Ontario. NY State Bicycle Route 19 intersects State Bicycle Route 17 in Wellsville,State Bicycle Route 5 in Brockport, the NY Canalway Trail and the NYS Seaway Trail.
New York State Bicycle Route 24begins at the Riverhead Traffic Circle and proceeds east through the Pine Barrens and a view of Peconic Bay on designated bicycle lanes as far as Old Riverhead Road, just north of NY 27-Sunrise Highway. State Bicycle Route 24 connects with NYS Bicycle Route 25 in Riverhead.
New York State Bicycle Route 25runs from Smithtown east to Orient Point, passing through Port Jefferson Station, Shoreham, and Riverhead. The route joins Bike Route 25A from Branch to Calverton, Along NY 25, the route diverges in Riverhead and Aquebogue, and takes Moores Lane to Suffolk County Road 48 , then rejoins NY 25 south of Stirling.
New York State Bicycle Route 25Abegins at the Cold Spring Harbor Long Island(LIRR)Station at the intersection of NY Route 108 and Woodbury Road, and continues through the Town of Huntington on local roads. The eastern terminus of NY 25A State Bike Route is at the intersection of NY Route 25 and NY Route 25A, approximately one mile west of downtown Smithtown.
New York State Bicycle Route 27runs along NY 27/Montauk Highway from Suffolk County Road 39A in Cobb to Montauk Point State Park.
New York State Bicycle Route 28is an unsigned cycling route that runs from Kingston north to the border of Delaware and Ulster counties in Shandaken. Highway 28 continues to Oneonta with mostly acceptable shoulders but is not officially designated.
New York State Bicycle Route 32runs from Kingston south to New Paltz,where it connects with theHarlem Valley Rail Trailas shown in the map below.
New York State Bicycle Route 114follows State Rt. 114 on Long Island from East Hampton through Sag Harbor it detours onto Hempstead Street and Bay Street before rejoining NY 114, In Greenport the bike route continues west along NY 25 to Moore's Lane where it connects with Bike Route 25.
State Bicycle Route 517 is a signed on-road bicycle route that extends 100 miles from the Pennsylvania State Line near Jamestown on Lake Erie to Lockport, then continues to Olcott on Lake Ontario. This route connects with Pennsylvania State Bicycle Routes , NY State Bicycle Routes 5 and 17, and the New York Seaway Trail in Olcott. In Lockport. Bike Route 517 connects with the NYS Canalway Trail (aka Erie Canal Heritage Trail), which goes to Rochester and connects with the Genesee Valley Greenway Trail.
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