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PJT from Montreal Quebec on 9/9/2019 11:18:06 AM:
looking to do a late fall, two day trip along the very eastern end of the Erie Canal trail. I'll plan the length of the days dependant upon the trail condition. Looking for some local knowledge on the section between Albany and Canajoharie. What percentage is paved? How passable will the unpaved sections be in early November? Thanks!

 
Joseph Pafundi from Saratoga Springs on 9/10/2019 6:56:30 AM:
Bonjour et bienvenue aux Etats-Unis! I very often cycle this segment and it's safe to say that 90% of your proposed travels will be on paved surfaces. If I am not mistaken, the largest un-paved section is from Fort Hunter to Fultonville. Bon sejour! P.S. Be careful of a section between Rotterdam Junction and Pattersonville. This is on road (1 mile and 1/2) and very busy with trucks whizzing by.

 
John from Cobleskill from Cobleskill on 9/12/2019 7:34:46 AM:
I often ride this section often and as far as being paved, I think from Albany to St Johnsville is one of the nicest (easiest, smoothest) sections of the Erie Canal. There is a short section (4 miles) between Amsterdam and Fultonville that is stone dust but that's no big deal in November. That starts close to the Schoharie Crossing site (which is worth a stop). Good luck

 
PJT from Montreal Quebec on 9/13/2019 1:04:05 PM:
thank you Joseph and John....much appreciated