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Sharon from Constantia on 8/12/2020 10:24:36 AM:
Does anyone know which portion of the trail & miles are paved? We have road bikes so no gravel desired! Thank you! Safe riding! Sharon

wnybubba from Bflo - Roc on 8/12/2020 12:49:50 PM:
One of the interactive maps shows paved surfaces that's probably the PTNY map IIRC. Bflo -> Lockport is paved. Then only paved portions around small towns, otherwise gravel until Rochester. Paved around Rochester and then smaller paved portions until Syracuse area. Gravel pretty much until Rome and then once you get to Mohawk it's paved (in various degrees of good to excellent through ALB.

Yankee John from Braintree, VT on 9/6/2020 7:00:11 PM:
Most of the gravel is very hard packed and easy to ride with my road bike. I did change my tires to a more hybrid type tire.

Yankee John from Vermont on 9/15/2020 11:40:24 AM:
The trail from Fort Herkimer to Little Falls is currently being paved and looks to be almost completed. From the Lock 17 trailhead to the Montgomery County line the trail is being resurfaced with stone dust. The entire section from the western Montgomery County line to Albany the trail is mostly an excellent, new paved trail except for a short section of road riding near Rotterdam Junction, and some older sections of trail with tree root bumps.