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Looking for itinerary ideas

TC from Tucson on 10/22/2021 10:44:17 PM:
My wife and I are planning to ride the trail from Buffalo to Albany in 2022. We would probably make the trip in 7 or 8 days. We would appreciate a suggested itinerary with towns and lodging suggestions. We like quaint hotels and B&B's. Is there any one stop that would warrant a layover day to see the sights? Thanks for any suggestions. We rode the GAP/C&O this year and have made multiple trips across Missouri on the Katy.

Bill in Houston from Houston on 10/26/2021 10:35:46 AM:
I have a huge itinerary that I don't feel like editing and that will not fit here. If you want it in full email format, drop your email address here.

TC from Tucson on 10/26/2021 3:07:22 PM:
Thanks Bill, are you on the facebook rail to trail site? My wife posts often there. Just posted our trip on the GAP/C&O. Don't want to post my email address on this site.

TC from Tucson on 10/26/2021 3:07:44 PM:

Bill in Houston from Houston on 10/27/2021 9:18:01 AM:
I just posted in this one. This site blocks the posting of links, so I had to fake it out a little. ht tps:// www. facebook. com /groups/749385035808873/

Bill in Houston from Houston on 11/10/2021 1:24:01 PM:
TC, can you see my reply in a post above this one dated 10/26?

TC from Tucson on 12/3/2021 3:29:14 PM:
Bill, we could not see your itinerary. If you are willing, you could send it to email address: We would really appreciate your insights. We have 7-9 days to ride the canal trail. We like to stay at quaint and local flavor type lodging. If you have ideas concerning restaurants and sightseeing along the way, we would appreciate that too! We would rent bikes in Buffalo and figure out how to return them and us to Buffalo from Albany when we have finished the ride. We are contemplating doing the Erie Canal this May or returning to our favorite Katy Trail or maybe even doing the GAP round trip. Thanks Bill.

bet from Lincoln, CA on 12/7/2021 5:41:09 PM:
Bill - can you send your itinerary to me? TIA

Bill in Houston from Houston on 12/10/2021 5:47:26 PM:
Check your inbox!

wnybubba from Bflo/Roc on 12/11/2021 8:43:47 PM:
I bikepack, so I'm not up on quaint places to stay, but I would help with dining suggestions once you have an itinerary mapped out. As far as sightseeing, you should definitely add Niagara Falls to your Buffalo start. There are a bunch of way to do it. You could search on this forum. I think Rochester has some interesting sights and Albany is a great city to explore. Maybe sharing some more about your personal interests will help with receiving appropriate responses.

Elle from Tampa, FL on 12/19/2021 4:27:33 PM:
Hello Bill - Could you send me your itinerary too? Thank you so much.

Mph from Saint Louis Missouri on 12/24/2021 8:23:33 AM:
Hello Bill, We are planning a trip to ride the Erie next summer, would love a copy of your itinerary for Buffalo to Albany!

Bill in Houston from Houston on 1/14/2022 6:04:43 PM:

Jeff& Vera Johnson from Wasilla Alaska on 1/20/2022 11:58:10 PM:
Hi Bill-we would also to see your itinerary. Our email is:

Dion from Syracuse on 1/25/2022 7:07:18 PM:
Could you also send your intinery to Thx

Mark from Glenmont NY on 1/27/2022 2:29:06 PM:
I would love to see your itinerary too< if you don’t mind emailing - I posted an itinerary in a different thread that is primarily camping, but i may do the trip with my wife too and she would prefer not to camp Thanks

Bill in Houston from Houston on 1/27/2022 3:40:12 PM:

Julester from Colchester, CT on 2/2/2022 6:35:15 PM:
Hi Bill, Could you possibly send this itinerary to It would be so appreciated.

Debbie on 3/20/2022 9:01:23 AM:
Hi, My husband and I are trying to figure out a plan for riding the Erie Canal this summer. It sounds like Bill has been sharing his itinerary with many people! If it would be possible, we would love to see it too! Or anyone else who has an itinerary that they thought worked well! Debbie

OttoBier from Allentown PA on 3/21/2022 9:14:05 PM:
Hello Bill. If you would kindly send to another? Thank you.

Bill in Houston from Houston on 3/22/2022 11:07:32 AM:

VG from Albuquerque on 3/29/2022 5:37:04 PM:
Hi Bill, we are also very interested in your itinerary for the Erie Canal trail. Thank you so much for being so helpful. We did the GAP/C&O a few years ago and loved it. We also are interested in the Katy trail if anyone could recommend which to do first. Thanks!

Vickleah from W Mass via Detroit on 4/8/2022 8:21:41 PM:
Hi Bill, we are also very interested in your itinerary for the Erie Canal trail. Thank you!

Jay from Wisconsin on 4/12/2022 9:12:36 PM:
We'd also like your itinerary. We are also looking at a side trip to Niagara Falls as part of the first day and would appreciate any tips. Many thanks!!

Marcel from Utrecht, The Netherlands on 4/18/2022 12:08:58 PM:
We’re planning to do The Erie Canada Bike Trail in september 2022 and would appreciatie it very much if we could receive some itinerary ideas as well. Our idea is to rent bicycles in Albany and take them on the train to Buffalo. From there we think we need 7 or 8 days back to Albany. Thanking you very much

Bill in Houston from Houston on 4/18/2022 2:50:39 PM:
Sent to everyone above. Have a great ride!

Anna from Bloomington on 4/18/2022 4:25:34 PM:
I would also love to see your itinerary, Bill. I am planning to do the ride with a couple of friends in mid-May. Can you send it to me also?

Robin from Delaware on 4/20/2022 6:03:48 PM:
Hi Bill, Would love to see your itinerary. We are just starting to plan long distance bike trips. Much appreciated!

Pat from Greencastle, IN on 4/25/2022 5:15:35 PM:
Hello All… Seems lots of folks looking for itineraries for the Erie Canal Trail. My husband and I will be riding it this Fall from Albany to Buffalo and taking Amtrak back to Albany with our bikes. Planning 7 riding days….average will be about 51 miles/day or there abouts. Longest day 61, shortest 27 due to having to catch the Amtrak in Buffalo back to Albany on day 7. Train leave Buffalo Exchange station at 12:55pm so need to be in Buffalo in time to catch that. If anyone may be interested in our itinerary as well….you can send me an email at and I’ll be happy to share. I have the lodging already reserved and can share that as well if you are not bike-packing In recent years, we’ve done the Katy And GAP/C&O and have kept that info as well Happy trails, Pat

Anonymous on 4/26/2022 1:07:45 PM:
Hello! My husband and I are also interested in seeing your itinerary. Please send to thanks!

Pat from Greencastle,IN on 4/28/2022 1:52:58 PM:
Sent….thanks for asking

Sandy from PORT WASHINGTON on 5/3/2022 7:10:56 AM:
Hello Bill Pls share the above itinerary planning to ride Erie section in the coming months. Thanks so much in advance Sandy

Martin from CHESAPEAKE on 5/9/2022 2:33:14 PM:
Can I get a copy as well?

Eva from Morristown NJ on 5/9/2022 8:14:31 PM:
Hello Bill from Houston, Can you please email your itinerary to my email address: Thank you in advance.

Eva from Morristown NJ on 5/9/2022 8:51:21 PM:
Hello Bill from Houston, Can you please email your itinerary to my email address: Thank you in advance.

Mary from East Montpelier on 5/13/2022 9:24:04 PM:
Hey Bill, one more request for your itinerary; Thanks!

Bill in Houston from Houston on 5/17/2022 5:48:36 PM:
OK, I think that I got everyone. If not, let me know!

Tom from Austin on 5/26/2022 8:36:57 AM:
I would appreciate getting itinerary. I'm planning to do the trip in mid-August.

Jettz from Georgetown on 5/31/2022 6:03:33 PM:
Hello Bill! Can you also send me your itinerary to It’s my turn to plan a bike packing adventure and I’m a bit overwhelmed. Thank you! ??

Pat from Greencastle,IN on 6/3/2022 8:48:57 AM:
Hello all…. I have offered up our itinerary as well for a 7 day ride on the Erie Canal. We are doing it from East to West due to the hotels in Buffalo being very expensive. Much cheaper in Albany. I have listed daily mileage and places we have booked to stay along the way. Our trip is from Aug. 28-Sept 3. Anyone interested in our itinerary, can email me at We’ve sent it to a number of folks already Thanks, Pat