Inline Skating Trails in New York

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  • Allegheny River Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If you find yourself in Allegany or Olean, New York, with a half hour to spare, this loop trail makes for a very enjoyable bike ride. Better yet, strap on your inline skates and do a lap or two with the other skaters, bicyclists, walkers, baby-jogger ...
  • Ballston Spa Walking Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Ballston Spa Walking Trail spans 0.5 mile between Front Street and Prospect Street on what was once a railroad bed.
  • Ballston Veterans Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This asphalt trail is the legacy of an inter-urban trolley system operated by Schenectady Railway Company (SRC) in the early 1900s. To attract visitors on weekends, SRC built an amusement park at Ballston Lake with a beachfront, some baseball ...
  • Bethpage Bikeway

    State: NY
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bethpage Bikeway is one of Long Island's most popular trails. It connects Merrick Road in Massapequa with Bethpage State Park, and includes additional trail north to Trail View State Park in Woodbury. There are a few parkway exit crossings ...
  • Big Flats Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    A pleasant walk between wetland habitat and farmland, this short community trail sits atop a sewer line that Corning Glassworks installed to serve its Big Flats plant. Corning provided the crushed stone surface for the trail. The main trailhead ...
  • Black Bridge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Just north of Albany, the Black Bridge Trail connects the communities of Waterford, Cohoes, and Green Island in eastern New York. The trail was completed in 2011 and its centerpiece was the rehabilitation of the former Delaware & Hudson Railroad ...
  • Black River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Black River Trail follows part of an abandoned segment corridor of the NY Central Railroad. The trail runs for 3.5 miles between the village of Black River and Watertown, following along the south bank of the scenic river, where you'll see ...
  • Bronx River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 18.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The Bronx River Greenway will one day stretch 23 miles along the river through New York's Westchester and Bronx counties. Currently, 18 miles of the trail are complete in disconnected segments largely paralleling the Bronx River Parkway. The ...
  • Clarence Pathways

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 16.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Four trails make up the Clarence Pathways trail system: the 3.5-mile West Shore Trail, 4.8-mile Newstead Bike Path, 6.1-mile Clarence Bike Trail and 2.3-mile Peanut Line Trail. The trails radiate around the Buffalo suburbs of Clarence, Akron ...
  • East River Bikeway

    State: NY
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The East River Bikeway is part of the larger Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, which incorporates the Hudson River Greenway the Harlem River Greenway and the East River Esplanade. Together the four trails comprise a 32-mile path that circles the ...
  • Ellicott Creek Trailway

    State: NY
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Ellicott Creek Trailway is an asphalt path used for biking, walking, running, and rollerblading. This multiuse pathway travels along Ellicott Creek—a 47-mile waterway that flows from Bennington to the Niagara River. Located in Amherst, it also ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Buffalo to Tonawanda (Riverwalk)

    State: NY
    Length: 13.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. Most of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps. The trail is mostly level, ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Little Falls to Albany (Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway)

    State: NY
    Length: 39 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Gravel

    NOTE: September 2011: A segment of the trail in the Fort Hunter area in eastern New York is closed until further notice because of the effects of flooding from tropical storm Irene. The adjacent roadway, Route 5S, is also closed. Long distance ...
  • Erie Canalway Trail: Tonawanda to Newark (Erie Canal Heritage Trail)

    State: NY
    Length: 100 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Erie Canalway Trail runs 365 miles, from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east, linking other cities of Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, and Schenectady. As of August 2011, about 75% of the trail is complete with a few remaining gaps ...
  • Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Rail Trail (FJ & G Rail Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 10.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Rail-Trail (FJ&G) has one main section and one shorter section. The main segment runs for nearly 8 miles between Union Avenue in Johnstown and the intersection of Green Road and County Road 154 (Dennie's Crossing). ...
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk

    State: NY
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Woodchips

    The Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk follows Staten Island's eastern shore from Miller Field -- a recreational area for sports, picnicking and bird watching -- to Fort Wadsworth. Highlights of the trail include spectacular views of the Verrazano ...
  • Genesee Riverway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 16.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Genesee Riverway Trail links the area's vast array of recreational, historical and cultural attractions to diverse neighborhoods and the Seaway Trail, Erie Canalway Heritage Corridor and the Genesee Valley Greenway. The Genesee Riverway ...
  • Harlem Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 16.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Harlem Valley Rail Trail provides a scenic ride through rolling farm fields and dense woods on the bed of the New York and Harlem Railroad that ran from New York City to Chatham. The rail-trail is being built in segments, and there is still ...
  • Heritage Trail (aka Orange Heritage Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 11.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    Much of the Heritage Trail, a.k.a. the Orange Heritage Trail, sails past wide fields of corn and wheat. The right-of-way is 11.5 miles, but a gap in the west end creates two distinct trails, a 9.1-mile paved section and a 2.4-mile unpaved segment. ...
  • Hudson River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Hudson River Greenway provides a continuous 11-mile route between Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan and the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge. The trail passes through Hudson River Park, Riverside Park ...
  • Hudson Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.57 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Located in the mid-Hudson Valley is a remarkable trail that is picturesque and family friendly. This flat, paved Hudson Valley Trail stretches a little more than 2 miles through hardwood forests, over Black Creek and under two spectacular stone-arch ...
  • Hutchinson River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Hutchinson River Greenway offers a convenient alternative to the Hutchinson River Parkway, which it closely follows. Although adjacent to the busy thoroughfare, trees have been planted along the route to help beautify the path and trail-goers ...
  • Jones Beach Bikeway (Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway)

    State: NY
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Jones Beach Bikeway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path on the southwestern end of Long Island that parallels Wantagh Parkway from Seaford to Jones Beach State Park. The trail is also known by two other names: Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway ...
  • Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clarke Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Keuka Outlet Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    In the heart of New York's Finger Lakes Region is a rail-trail that is part natural wonder and part industrial archaeology, and the 7-mile trail Keuka Outlet Trail has a unique heritage. Technically a stream, the 8-mile Keuka (KYOO-ka) Lake ...
  • Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Kings Park Hike & Bike Trail runs for 1.5 miles between Old Dock Road at Church Street in Kings Park and Nissequogue River State Park. The trail is a town of Smithtown park and follows an abandoned railroad corridor that was once an old ...
  • Lackawanna Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lackawanna Rail Trail spans Elmira, New York, linking famous Eldridge Park with the city’s waterfront. The paved trail uses a former Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad corridor for most of its route. In the north, Eldridge Park ...
  • Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Travelers on the Lake Ontario State Parkway Trail will enjoy scenic views of wooded areas, surrounding bodies of water and wetlands. The trail parallels the north side of the Parkway, which runs along Lake Ontario's southern shore. For longer ...
  • Lancaster Heritage Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lancaster Heritage Trail offers scenic views as it traverses the wooded Lancaster countryside. At each end, kiosks provide a brief history of the trail, which was built on a portion of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western railroad bed dating ...
  • Lehigh Memory Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.71 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Just east of Buffalo, New York, lies the Lehigh Memory Trail in the Village of Williamsville. The pathway is a short paved trail that runs through the heart of the village. The trail can get crowded with rollerbladers, so stay alert on the weekends. On ...
  • Maple City Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Maple City Trail offers a short, but scenic route through Ogdensburg in northern New York. It begins at the city's visitor center on the south bank of the St. Lawrence River, which separates the state from Canada. From there, the paved trail ...
  • Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 10.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway connects several parks and recreational opportunities in New York City's north and central Bronx neighborhoods. A portion of the trail is also part of the growing East Coast Greenway, which will span 15 states from ...
  • North County Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 22.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The North County Trailway is the longest of the four connected rail-trails breathing new life into the former New York Central Railroad's Putnam Division line. The "Old Put" provided passenger and freight service between New York City and Brewster, ...
  • O&W Railroad Pedestrian Promenade and Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    This unique in-city trail was built on portions of the former Ontario and Western Railway Line through the City of Oswego. The Ontario and Western Railway ran its last train in March of 1957. The trail passes through a short tunnel, which was ...
  • Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 26.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park follows the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City from 1842 to 1955. Most of the structure lies beneath the trail and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. ...
  • Painted Post Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    If you are near Corning, New York, and need a nice walk, check out this charming respite. The Painted Post Trail connects schools, playgrounds, other trails and residential neighborhoods west of Corning. The wide right-of-way (nearly 100 feet) ...
  • Putnam Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The final passenger cars of the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad ran in 1958, but the rail line that so influenced development of this area still sparks nostalgia. The "Old Put" carried commuters from New York City north to Brewster, ...
  • Railroad Run

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Railroad Run trail runs for just a half mile between West Circular Street and Congress Avenue in Saratoga Springs. The trail is part of a growing network throughout the town and county. There are plans to extend the trail south to West Avenue ...
  • Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    Shawangunk, Walden, and Wallkill Rail Trail is built on a railroad right-of-way that was abandoned by Conrail in the late 1970s. Conrail and its predecessors, Penn Central, New York Central, and The Wallkill Valley Railway, provided service ...
  • South County Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 14.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The South County Trailway is a zippy paved trail heading north from Yonkers through the Hudson River Valley communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Irvington, Greenburgh, and Elmsford. Popular with bike commuters seeking relief ...
  • Spring Run Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Currently, the 1-mile Spring Run Trail extends between East Street just south of Excelsior Avenue and I-87, or the Northway, near Exit 15. Eventually, the trail will begin in Congress Park and run along city streets through High Rock Park to ...
  • Terry Gordon Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This multi-use community trail is a hit with locals, and it appeals to visitors—especially those with a yen for military history. Plattsburgh, New York, has figured in this country's war history from the American Revolution and the War of 1812 ...
  • Uncle Sam Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Inland and east of the Hudson River, the Uncle Sam Bike Trail (also called the Uncle Sam Trail or Uncle Sam Bikeway) largely serves as a trail for residents of Troy. If, however, you are traveling in the area and want to stretch your legs, this ...
  • Verona Beach State Park Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    Verona Beach State Park is located on the eastern shore of Oneida Lake. Shaded picnic areas and the campground are adjacent to the beach with an excellent view of the water. The lake, Black Creek, cattail marshes, and bottomland hardwood swamps ...
  • Vestal Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Vestal Rail Trail runs for nearly four miles through the town of Vestal along an abandoned right-of-way once used by the Delaware–Lackawana & Western Railroad. Today, the 12-foot-wide trail is paved for bicyclists, inline skaters, and wheelchair ...
  • Walkway Over The Hudson

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.28 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Built in 1888 to link New York and New England to the coal beds of Pennsylvania and the West, the steel-truss Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad Bridge was the longest bridge in the world for a spell, stretching 6,768 feet (approximately 1.28 miles) ...
  • Warren County Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail is as smart as it is pretty. Signs that detail the area's history and appealing destinations accompany a scenic ride from Glens Falls into the resort town of Lake George, New York. Traveling by bicycle in either direction, you can ...
  • William R. Steinhaus Dutchess County Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dutchess Rail Trail is a local treasure in the Hudson Valley region of New York, and for good reason: the 13-mile trail runs through what seems like a perpetually green landscape of dense tree cover, linking Poughkeepsie at the Hudson River ...
  • Zim Smith Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    Considered "the backbone" of an emerging network of trails in Saratoga County, the Zim Smith Trail, sometimes called the Zim Smith Mid-County Trail, connects the towns of Halfmoon, Round Lake Village, Clifton Park, Malta and Ballston Spa. The ...