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CS from Washington, DC on 3/4/2019 7:51:15 AM:
Greetings, folks,
Apologies if this question has been asked, but...I have had a surprisingly difficult (for me, at least) time trying to get a comprehensive, up-to-date list of current gaps, with their distances, in the Erie Canal trail, end-to-end. (Main trail only). If anyone has this info or could point me toward it, I would be grateful. I have tried numerous on-line sources, but typically find them not up-to-date. Thanks in advance for any help or consideration.



Joseph Pafundi from Saratoga Springs on 3/7/2019 10:21:26 AM:
Dear DS from DC,

The gaps I have encountered are Clyde to Newark (on road). Clyde down to Port Byron (on road),. Camillus to Dewitt (street paths across Syracuse). Some on road in Rome, NY.There is a small section now from Rotterdam Junction to Pattersonville. This section is very busy with commercial traffic.

Safe and happy travels! The Erie Canal Trail is a wonderful experience!

John W. from Pittsburgh on 4/20/2019 2:01:13 PM:
Try the Parks and Trails New York (PTNY) interactive map:

I believe the gray colored lines are the gaps where you will ride on lightly trafficked country roads.

This map roughly follows the yearly “Cycle the Erie Canal” event route.

Happy Riding,

Jeff from Troy on 4/26/2019 5:30:36 PM:
I just rode one of those grey sections west of Schenectady yesterday. That isn’t a lightly traveled country road, it’s a high traffic state route 5 death trap with speed limits up to 55mph and little to no rideable shoulder in some sections.

This has me seriously questioning if it’s smart to bike from Buffalo to Albany later this season as I was planning to do.