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The Erie Canalway Trail is an incredible ride that spans the entire state of New York, from Buffalo to Albany. Along the Erie Canalway Trail, riders can enjoy the farmlands and orchards of upstate NY, early transportation history along the canal, and views of the Mohawk River Valley as they approach Albany.
The western end of the Erie Canal between Lockport and Newark is a contiguous crushed gravel trail. Riders will pass by numerous historic port towns and enjoy relaxing evenings at a nearby B&B or campground. Past Newark the route is a mix of secondary roads and short bike paths, with fewer services but plenty of scenery. At the eastern end the Erie Canalway follows the Mohawk Hudson Bike Trail, a paved bike trail that provides views of the Mohawk River Valley and offers an easy path into Albany.
Difficulty: The Erie Canalway Trail is rated at medium difficulty. The trail is relatively flat and has little elevation gain (mostly at the eastern end), but does require some road riding. This route is best for riders comfortable with riding on roads with some traffic.