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Length
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Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

28.56 mi
State: NY
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

2.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Clarence Pathways

16.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Devil's Hole Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Ellicott Creek Trailway

6.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt
Accordion

Erie Canalway Trail

279.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Genesee Valley Greenway

68.8 mi
State: NY
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Great Gorge Railway Trail

1.1 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Greenway Nature Trail

1.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lancaster Heritage Trail

4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lehigh Memory Trail

0.71 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

0.65 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Pat McGee Trail

12.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

Robert Moses Recreational Trail

3.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

4.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Two Mile Creek Greenway

1.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but ...
NY 28.56 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Rails to Trails pathway is a great community asset for this Buffalo suburb. About 1.5 ...
NY 2.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 ...
NY 16.7 mi Asphalt
The Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The wooded, unpaved trail is just over a mile one way and includes a spectacular overlook of the Devil's Hole ...
NY 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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 ...
NY 6.9 mi Asphalt
The Erie Canalway Trail will run for 360 miles in upstate New York—from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east—linking many other communities along the way, including Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, ...
NY 279.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles) between ...
NY 68.8 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Accordion
The Great Gorge Railway Trail offers a scenic hiking experience near New York's famed Niagara Falls destination. Begin your trek at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and descend into the gorge. Although ...
NY 1.1 mi Crushed Stone
Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also ...
NY 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main Street ...
NY 20 mi Ballast
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, ...
NY 4 mi 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 ...
NY 0.71 mi Asphalt
North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in the ...
NY 0.65 mi Asphalt
Make way for diversity on the Pat McGee Trail. This 12.1-mile path boasts a diverse array of plant and animal life, with more than 150 species of bird. A variety of users, including snowmobilers and equestrians, ...
NY 12.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass
The Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spanning nearly 4 miles, begins at Main Street in Niagara Fall. From there, it heads north past the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and winds along the Niagara River ...
NY 3.9 mi Asphalt
Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried both ...
NY 4.7 mi Asphalt
The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends ...
NY 1.3 mi Asphalt

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Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

NY - 2.3 miles

A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Rails to Trails pathway is a great community asset for this Buffalo suburb. About 1.5 ...

Clarence Pathways

NY - 16.7 miles

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 ...

Ellicott Creek Trailway

NY - 6.9 miles

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 ...

Greenway Nature Trail

NY - 1.2 miles

Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also ...

Accordion

Greenway Nature Trail

NY - 1.2 miles

Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also ...

Lancaster Heritage Trail

NY - 4 miles

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, ...

Lehigh Memory Trail

NY - 0.71 miles

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 ...

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

NY - 0.65 miles

North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in the ...

Robert Moses Recreational Trail

NY - 3.9 miles

The Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spanning nearly 4 miles, begins at Main Street in Niagara Fall. From there, it heads north past the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and winds along the Niagara River ...

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

NY - 4.7 miles

Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried both ...

Two Mile Creek Greenway

NY - 1.3 miles

The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends ...

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

NY - 28.56 miles

Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but ...

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

NY - 2.3 miles

A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Rails to Trails pathway is a great community asset for this Buffalo suburb. About 1.5 ...

Clarence Pathways

NY - 16.7 miles

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 ...

Devil's Hole Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

The Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The wooded, unpaved trail is just over a mile one way and includes a spectacular overlook of the Devil's Hole ...

Accordion

Devil's Hole Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

The Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The wooded, unpaved trail is just over a mile one way and includes a spectacular overlook of the Devil's Hole ...

Ellicott Creek Trailway

NY - 6.9 miles

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 ...

Erie Canalway Trail

NY - 279.5 miles

The Erie Canalway Trail will run for 360 miles in upstate New York—from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east—linking many other communities along the way, including Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, ...

Genesee Valley Greenway

NY - 68.8 miles

The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles) between ...

Great Gorge Railway Trail

NY - 1.1 miles

The Great Gorge Railway Trail offers a scenic hiking experience near New York's famed Niagara Falls destination. Begin your trek at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and descend into the gorge. Although ...

Greenway Nature Trail

NY - 1.2 miles

Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also ...

Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander)

NY - 20 miles

The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main Street ...

Lancaster Heritage Trail

NY - 4 miles

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, ...

Lehigh Memory Trail

NY - 0.71 miles

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 ...

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

NY - 0.65 miles

North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in the ...

Pat McGee Trail

NY - 12.1 miles

Make way for diversity on the Pat McGee Trail. This 12.1-mile path boasts a diverse array of plant and animal life, with more than 150 species of bird. A variety of users, including snowmobilers and equestrians, ...

Robert Moses Recreational Trail

NY - 3.9 miles

The Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spanning nearly 4 miles, begins at Main Street in Niagara Fall. From there, it heads north past the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and winds along the Niagara River ...

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

NY - 4.7 miles

Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried both ...

Two Mile Creek Greenway

NY - 1.3 miles

The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends ...

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

NY - 28.56 miles

Though mostly a continuous system of trails from Sherman north to Brocton, some segments of the Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails system go by other names (see below). All the trails are primarily grassy but ...

Cheektowaga Historic Rails to Trails

NY - 2.3 miles

A smooth, flat asphalt ride that allows you to discover the town's railroad history (and present), the Cheektowaga Rails to Trails pathway is a great community asset for this Buffalo suburb. About 1.5 ...

Clarence Pathways

NY - 16.7 miles

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 ...

Devil's Hole Trail

NY - 1.5 miles

The Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The wooded, unpaved trail is just over a mile one way and includes a spectacular overlook of the Devil's Hole ...

Accordion

Ellicott Creek Trailway

NY - 6.9 miles

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 ...

Erie Canalway Trail

NY - 279.5 miles

The Erie Canalway Trail will run for 360 miles in upstate New York—from Buffalo in the west to Albany in the east—linking many other communities along the way, including Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Utica, ...

Genesee Valley Greenway

NY - 68.8 miles

The Genesee Valley Greenway rolls through towns and countless landscapes from Rochester south to Cuba, New York. The greenway is a work in progress, but there is a long, continuous segment (37 miles) between ...

Great Gorge Railway Trail

NY - 1.1 miles

The Great Gorge Railway Trail offers a scenic hiking experience near New York's famed Niagara Falls destination. Begin your trek at the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and descend into the gorge. Although ...

Greenway Nature Trail

NY - 1.2 miles

Although only about a mile in length, Buffalo’s Greenway Nature Trail packs in the views. The paved pathway provides access to the city’s Outer Harbor not only for pedestrians and bicyclists, but also ...

Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander)

NY - 20 miles

The Groveland Secondary Trail follows a portion of abandoned right-of-way of the old Groveland Branch of the Erie Lackawanna between York and Alexander. The York terminus begins just east of Main Street ...

Lancaster Heritage Trail

NY - 4 miles

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, ...

Lehigh Memory Trail

NY - 0.71 miles

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 ...

North Buffalo Rails to Trails

NY - 0.65 miles

North Buffalo Rails to Trails offers a tree-lined paved pathway through Minnesota Linear Park in the University Heights neighborhood. Although less than a mile long, it offers two important links in the ...

Pat McGee Trail

NY - 12.1 miles

Make way for diversity on the Pat McGee Trail. This 12.1-mile path boasts a diverse array of plant and animal life, with more than 150 species of bird. A variety of users, including snowmobilers and equestrians, ...

Robert Moses Recreational Trail

NY - 3.9 miles

The Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spanning nearly 4 miles, begins at Main Street in Niagara Fall. From there, it heads north past the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center and winds along the Niagara River ...

Tonawanda Rails to Trails

NY - 4.7 miles

Opened in 2016, Tonawanda Rails to Trails offers a paved linear route through the Tonawanda community north of Buffalo. The rail-trail was built atop the former Erie Lackawanna Railway, which carried both ...

Two Mile Creek Greenway

NY - 1.3 miles

The Two Mile Creek Greenway runs from East Park Drive near I-290 to the Niagara River in the town of Tonawanda. The trail follows along Two Mile Creek, passing through Veterans Memorial Park, and ends ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Great Gorge Railway Trail

M y Gorge experience

December, 2016 by tamstergirl

pleasant easy walk with slow gentle incline and descents

Robert Moses Recreational Trail

Good views of the Niagara River along the way

September, 2016 by nannettess

North of Niagara Falls, USA one lane of the Robert Moses Parkway has been closed to cars. This makes a nice ride. At Devil's Hole the off ride bike path ends. From this path you can go south from town along the river and go over to Goat Island for some extra mileage and more great views of the river and falls.

On this trip we stayed on the Canadian side where there are some great trails along the river. One day we biked across the bridge back to the USA to take this ride!

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

Nice Trip

September, 2016 by jeremiahkonetsky

We rode from Mayville to Sherman on monday. The trip was about 20miles round trip snowmobile trial and some roads. Great ride for mountian bike.

Accordion

Chautauqua Rails-to-Trails

Great Ride

September, 2016 by jeremiahkonetsky

We rode from brocton end of the trail down to the lake. trail is all grass and dirt. bike trails is also used for snowmobile trail. Nice ride for riders looking for a good trail but also kinda off road.

Ellicott Creek Trailway

late summer 2016 run

September, 2016 by offleashe

Started at entrance on Forest St just north of Maple. Took the dog, day was rainy so we dispensed with usual restraints. We saw a ranger but didn't get any hassle. Passed the golf course and got to a well-paved run with dog alongside a grassy drainage swale, probably 80-250 yards wide in places.

The park is very flat but has nice vistas, we saw 10-12 deer and similar number of turkeys. Also encountered an 18" snapping turtle on the trail on the way back.

We were stymied at Audubon Parkway, couldn't figure out what to do if we crossed the road or whether to go across a narrow bridge across the creek with no shoulder. (From the map it looks like you stay south of the creek). Because it was pouring at this point and the dog is not so visible I decided to turn around. Probably got 3-4 miles in though.

Nice views but my guess is trees offer little protection from elements or the sun except early or late in the day.

Lancaster Heritage Trail

A peaceful, easy bike ride!

August, 2016 by mail.kk

We used this trail today for the first time. It is great for novice cyclists, or those returning to cycling. With a mostly level asphalt surface, biking is a breeze. The wooded environment is also very peaceful; however, it can get quite secluded, so I recommend going with a friend as the on-site trail rules state. The length of the trail is also easily doable. We will definitely return to this location.

Erie Canalway Trail

Mohawk-Hudson River Trail Portion

July, 2016 by shk_61

Rode this on 7/25/16 - parked at Schenectady Community College and headed west - very nice and easy paved trail - goes right by a working lock - went through some swampy regions where the swamps were horribly inundated with algae - only a few turtles remained on exposed logs - when you end the trail and head out on 5S, there are no real good signs as to where the trail resumes - we went out a total of 10 miles and came back then headed east for 5 miles - all in all a 30 mile day of easy riding (had it not been for the extreme heat)

Erie Canalway Trail

Lovely ride along the river.

July, 2016 by tracylee1

We did two sections of this trail, basically the eastern and western most ends of it. First from Buffalo to Tonawanda and then from Albany to Cohoes. Both ends were pleasant, easy and picturesque riding, with water views during several sections and some in-town connections that were well marked with signs to keep us on track. The Buffalo end along the Niagra River had a few places where you can stop for lunch and restrooms. We also enjoyed the Canalside area of Buffalo, where we stayed at a hotel very near where the trail begins. This end had an area of the trail closed for constrction during our trip, but the detour was well marked.

The Albany end of the trail was a bit more urban, with the city on your left and the river/canal on your right as you head out. We enjoyed the architecture of the city buildings and bridges, the several parks and placarded areas which highlight the history of the area, and describe the former uses of the old, rusting remains of railway and canal equipment you pass by. There are many places to stop and eat your lunch, whether that be a picnic you packed yourself or a canal side restaurant where you can shoot the breeze with locals and other cyclists.

I highly recommend this trail. With the length, possibilities are endless and its a destination in itself. After four days cycling here, we headed south to the Walkway Over the Hudson to complete our New York cycling vacation. Gorgeous trip all around.

Lancaster Heritage Trail

A+

June, 2016 by powerkatie

Love this trail! Very well kept and clean. People are always friendly, as well.

Erie Canalway Trail

June, 2016 by brennan.smith.5623

Erie Canalway Trail

June, 2016 by keithetruesdell

Erie Canalway Trail

June, 2016 by brennan.smith.5623

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