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John from Little Silver, NJ on 4/2/2023 9:39:11 AM:
Is there an "official" marker for the western terminus?
Some info indicates Canalside (Parks and Trails guide Book) others (Google) about 2.5 miles south at Buffalo Harbor State Park.

John W. from Pittsburgh, PA on 4/5/2023 8:32:34 AM:
When I did Buffalo to Albany years ago, the marker wasn’t installed yet but it looks like a few years ago they built a marker at the top of the Commercial Slip (42.8776240, -78.8788791). Before that, I was told it was the middle of that little pedestrian bridge that crosses the water right next to it.


Bill in Houston from Houston on 4/5/2023 9:57:19 AM:
I haven't ever seen anyone suggest that the western terminus would be at Buffalo Harbor State Park, but I do see on Google Maps that someone has taken a couple of miles of road between Canalside and the park, and labeled it as Empire State Trail.

I'd still say it's at the marker on Commercial Slip.

Bob from Albany NY on 4/15/2023 6:28:43 PM:
30 Buffalo Skyway is the address of the zero marker. Walk towards the dockage slip I believe you may need to cross marine (st?) to get to fence that has the marker plaque it is Near Buffalo Bike Tours and Rentals

Bop from Rochester on 4/15/2023 11:34:39 PM:
Putting that address into street view shows a bus stop near a parking lot. Nothing clear as far as I can tell.

Bill in Houston from Houston on 4/17/2023 8:31:15 AM:
Right here.

Bop from Rochester on 4/17/2023 4:52:57 PM:
Great....Looks great thanks