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Dan from Phillipsburg, NJ on 1/20/2023 8:18:21 PM:
Will be first time on this trail. Is it fairly flat the entire way? Looking for best itinerary for 3 days of riding, about 125 miles total. What 125 mile section would you reccomend and where would you start. Better to travel east or west? Did the Gap trail last year and loved it. Any info would be appreciated.

 
Bill in Houston from Houston on 1/23/2023 10:22:34 AM:
If I had 3 days and wanted to do that distance, I'd start in Buffalo, and ride to Palmyra or Newark. You are parallel to the old canal, which is so nice, and the towns along the way are great. Lots of older history. There is also less road riding, and it's fairly flat. If you have concerns about hills, try to avoid the section between Newark and Weedsport. Some people say it doesn't have hills, but when I was there, I was on hills. I guess it depends on your frame of reference. A lot of it is also on roads.

 
Elevation from Erie Canal Shuttle on 1/25/2023 12:46:26 PM:
If you look through the bikeeriecanal site you will find an elevation chart to help in your planning