Bicycle trails in New York State

New York trails

Cycle the Erie Canal Cycle the Erie Canal - Cycle the Erie Canal is an eight-day, 400-mile, fully supported recreational bicycle tour from Buffalo to Albany, NY. It follows the historic and scenic Erie Canal. Nearly three-quarters of the ride is off-road on the traffic-free Canalway Trail. Sponsored by Parks & Trails New York 2015 Cycle the Erie Canal maps and mileages DAY 1: CYCLE… Continue reading Cycle the Erie Canal
Cycling the Erie Canal Richard Costello Bicycling The Erie Canal - Richard S. Costello July 1, 2016 Greetings Gordon, Just a simple note to say, that recently I took advantage of your Erie Canal “ride with gps” ride posted online, and traveled the route in exact detail. I had a great time cycling across New York State, and thus turned my adventures into a book just… Continue reading Bicycling The Erie Canal
Niagara Gorge trails Niagra Gorge trail system - The Niagara Gorge is the geographic area along the Niagara River near the Falls, offering up-close views of the Gorge’s geologic beauty, without being surrounded by tourists. Niagra Gorge trail hike View at RideWithGPS View and print map
Old Erie Canal linear park - Old Erie Canal State Historic Park is a 36 mile linear park that utilizes the Erie Canal’s  towpath. When the Barge Canal was completed in 1918 , this stretch of the  Erie Canal between DeWitt and New London was retained as a feeder to the Barge Canal. The woodland and wetland terrain area available for hiking,horseback… Continue reading Old Erie Canal linear park
The Lake Champlain Bikeway - The Champlain Bikeway circles around the entire Lake and along the Richelieu River in Quebec on mostly paved rural roads. Connecting theme loops, ranging in distance from 10 to 47 miles in length, follow both paved and unpaved roads. Paved alternates for unpaved sections are not offered for theme loops. Two bridges and four ferry crossings… Continue reading The Lake Champlain Bikeway
Southern Adirondack bicycle ride Southern Adirondack Trail - New York State’s 112-mile Southern Adirondack Trail links the Erie Canal to the Adirondacks and passes by the Herkimer diamond mines, West Canada Creek and several Adirondack Lakes. The New York State Canalway Trail System is accessible along much of the Southern Adirondack Trail, with 260 miles of existing multi-use, recreational trails as well as the 500-mile… Continue reading Southern Adirondack Trail
Great Lakes Seaway Trail Great Lakes Seaway Trail - The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is one of America’s Byways and is recognized for its unique landscape, scenic freshwater coastline and historical significance. Its New York portion stretches 518 miles along a freshwater shoreline, including the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, the Niagara Riverand Lake Erie. This Bike the Byways description features the eastern segment… Continue reading Great Lakes Seaway Trail
North Creek Teddy's bicycle ride North Creek Teddy’s Trail - This 80 mile ride from North Creek NY goes by Indian Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Long Lake in the Adirondacks. Be prepared for some long climbs but wonderful roads with wide shoulders. View this ride at Route at RideWithGPS Viewand print cue sheet View andprint map GPX file TCX Course
Mohawk Towpath bicycle ride Mohawk Towpath Byway - The 36 mile Mohawk Towpath Byway ride starts on the Colonie/Niskayuna bike path (Mohawk Hudson Bikeway) at the Colonie NY Town Park and crosses the Mohawk River at Rexford just east of Schenectady, then returns through Colonie on the Old Champlain Canal Trail. View the Mohawk Towpath Byway at Route at RideWithGPS Viewand print cue… Continue reading Mohawk Towpath Byway
Erie Canal Heritage Trail Erie Canal Heritage Trail - The Erie Canal Heritage Trail follows a former towpath 85 miles along the Erie Canal, from Lockport, New York, to Palmyra, New York .  Trail Access: Lockport I-90 to Depew Exit 49. Rt 78 (Transit Road) north 15 miles. Right on Rt 31 east 2.5 miles. Left on Cold Springs Road 0.5 miles to parking.… Continue reading Erie Canal Heritage Trail
Walkway Over the Hudson bicycle ride Walkway over the Hudson - The Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park opened in 2009, providing a bridge for pedestrians, hikers, joggers, bicyclists, and people with disabilities. The former Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge stands 212 feet above the river’s surface and is 6,768 feet (1.28 miles) long, making it the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the world. This new park… Continue reading Walkway over the Hudson
Harlem Valley Rail Trail - The Harlem Valley Rail Trail is currently two sections totaling 15 paved miles through rural Dutchess and Columbia County. the currently built section of a proposed 46-mile rail trail in the Harlem Valley and Taconic Hills of eastern New York. You may connect the two sections by using NY Rt. 22 or local roads closer… Continue reading Harlem Valley Rail Trail
Central Adirondack Trail - The 153-mile Central Adirondack Trail begins above the Hudson River in Glens Falls and travels north to the shore of Lake George, then reaches its northern arc as it passes through Indian Lake and Blue Mountain Lake, then heads south to Rome NY. Downloads: Garmin Training Center (.tcx)  GPX Track (.gpx)  Google Earth (.kml) View… Continue reading Central Adirondack Trail
Roosevelt – Marcy Trail - This 40-mile route follows Teddy Roosevelt’s ride from Mount Marcy NY to the North Creek Depot and continues to Long Lake with spectacular views of the High Peaks.
Revolutionary Trail Scenic Byway - The Revolutionary Trail runs just south of the Adirondack Park in New York State from Albany west along the Mohawk River for 158 miles to Lake Ontario
Black River bicycle route Black River Scenic Byway Trail - The Black River Scenic Byway Trail is a 95-mile route connecting Rome and Dexter NY, in the Tug Hill region and along the Black River. Other communities on the trail include Westernville, Boonville, Port Leyden, Lyons Falls, Glenfield, Lowville, Castorland, Naumburg, Carthage, Deferiet, Great Bend, Felts Mills, Black River and Watertown.
Dude Ranch Trail - The Dude Ranch Trail passes the First Wilderness Heritage Corridor, wildlife, four-season recreational trails, horse ranches and lakeside resort villages. Enjoy amazing views of the historic Hudson River cutting its way south through an Adirondack landscape.
Black River Trail Scenic Byway - The new Black River Trail Scenic Byway is a 94-mile travel and transportation corridor that begins in the City of Rome at the southern end and gently weaves travelers through quaint communities to the Village of Dexter and the Black River Bay on Lake Ontario.
Adirondack trail Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway - The 180 mile Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway connects Fonda and Malone, traveling through the Adirondack Park, past a number of large lakes and along the Sacandaga River, while passing through the communities of Paul Smiths, Tupper Lake, Long Lake, Blue Mtn Lake, Indian Lake, Speculator, Gloversville, and Johnstown. View Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway in a larger… Continue reading Adirondack Trail Scenic Byway
Philadelphia bicycle ride Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail - The 27 mile Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail is built on the old Penn Central Railroad bed starting in Philadelphia NY and runs east-west through Theresa and  LaFargeville to Clayton. This map follows a spur north from Theresa to Redwood and back to the branch that continues west to Clayton, for a total of 37 miles.… Continue reading Sissy Danforth Rivergate Trail
Glens Falls feeder canal bicycle ride Lake George Bikeway and Feeder Canal trail - The Warren County bike trail runs from Battlefield Park in Lake George NY to Glens Falls a distance of 12 miles. From Glens Falls you can continue south on the Glens Falls Feeder Canal Trail through Hudson Falls to Fort Edward. Route at RideWithGPS View and print cue sheet View and print map GPX file… Continue reading Lake George Bikeway and Feeder Canal trail
Mohawk-Hudson-Schenactady bicycle ride Mohawk – Hudson Bikeway - The Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway connects Albany and Schenectady Counties in upstate New York and is part of the Erie Canalway Trail from from Buffalo to Albany. The paved trail begins in Rotterdam and heads east to the Erastus Corning Riverfront Preserve in downtown Albany. The trail was constructed directly upon the old Erie Canal towpath and… Continue reading Mohawk – Hudson Bikeway



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