The Erie Canal Bike Trail of New York
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Empire State Trail
The Erie Canalway Bike Trail is a key part of the Empire State Trail, a trail system which will span the state of New York from New York City to the Canadian border, as well as from Albany to Buffalo. It is scheduled for completion in 2020.
At 750 miles, it will be the longest multi-use trail in the country. Some sections are on-road, but the goal is to use off-road trail resources as much as possible. The Empire State Trail links together several existing trails, including:
Hudson Valley Greenway
, which runs from the southern tip of Manhattan up past Albany to Saratoga County
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail
in the New Paltz and Kingston area
Beacon Rail Trail / Maybrook Trailway
in Putnam and Dutchess counties
Dutchess Rail Trail
in Dutchess County
Hudson Valley Rail Trail
Albany-Hudson Electric Trail
between Hudson and Rensselaer
Corning Preserve Trail in Albany
Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail
which covers 86 miles from Albany to Watervliet
Champlain Valley Trail
Champlain Canalway Trail
between Waterford and Whitehall, along the Mohawk, Hudson and Batten Kill Rivers
Saranac River Trail
... and of course,
the Erie Canalway Bike Trail
between Albany and Buffalo
New York State
New York State web page on the Empire State Trail
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