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Bayfront Connector Trail

8.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

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

17.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Corry Junction Greenway Trail

5.8 mi
State: NY, PA
Crushed Stone

Devil's Hole Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

East Branch Trail (PA)

3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Ellicott Creek Trailway

6.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Erie Canalway Trail

291.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Great Gorge Railway Trail

1.2 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Greater Jamestown Riverwalk

5.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

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

Marilla Bridges Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Niagara Gorge Rim Trail

6.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

3.9 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
Accordion

Shoreline Trail

21.7 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

1.8 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
The Bayfront Connector Trail, also known as the Bayfront Bikeway, offers a paved route across the city of Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania. At its east end is the Penn State Behrend campus; from...
PA 8.9 mi Asphalt
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
Two former rival railroad corridors that crossed in Buffalo’s eastern suburbs now form a nearly 18-mile paved trail system called Clarence Pathways in Clarence, Newstead, and Akron. Five trails...
NY 17.9 mi Asphalt
Crossing the state line into New York near Erie, Pennsylvania, the 7-mile trail runs through the beautiful Brokenstraw Valley, passing small streams, a tamarack swamp, deciduous woods and...
NY, PA 5.8 mi Crushed Stone
The Devil's Hole Trail offers a moderately challenging hike within Devil's Hole State Park. The rail-trail follows the route of a former trolley line built in the Niagara Gorge in 1895. Railroad...
NY 1.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
The East Branch Trail is a rare dual-lane rail-trail. The 8-foot asphalt lane serves walkers, bicyclists, in-line skaters, and people in wheelchairs. Horses, specifically horses pulling Amish buggies...
PA 3 mi 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...
NY 6.9 mi Asphalt
When complete, 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,...
NY 291.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Great Gorge Railway Trail is truly a gem. Nestled between the Niagara River and the Niagara Scenic Parkway, this short but stunning rail-trail offers unparalleled access and views of one of North...
NY 1.2 mi Crushed Stone
The Greater Jamestown Riverwalk offers a 5-mile route through the southwestern New York community of Jamestown. The route includes a mixture of off-road trail, sidewalks (such as along Steele Street),...
NY 5.1 mi Asphalt
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 13.4-mile Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose National Recreation Trail loops around the picturesque Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula in Lake Erie. Considered Pennsylvania’s only seashore, the 3,200-acre...
PA 13.4 mi Asphalt
The Lancaster Heritage Trail begins in an eastern outer suburb of Buffalo and unwinds 4 paved miles into the delightful wooded countryside. Benches made of natural materials, including boulders, are...
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...
NY 0.71 mi Asphalt
The Marilla Bridges Trail provides a 1-mile loop around Marilla Reservoir in Bradford, not far from the Pennsylvania/New York border. The fine-crushed limestone trail offers a scenic trek through the...
PA 1 mi Crushed Stone
True to its name, the Niagara Gorge Rim Trail traces the eastern edge of the Niagara Gorge, offering connections to three state parks and spectacular views of the Niagara River below and the...
NY 6.5 mi Asphalt
The Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail, formerly known as the Robert Moses Recreational Trail, spans nearly 4 miles beginning at Main Street in Niagara Falls. From there, it heads north past the Niagara...
NY 3.9 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...
NY 0.65 mi Asphalt
The key word in describing the Pat McGee Trail in western New York is variety. The rail-trail rolls for more than 12 miles across the Allegheny Plateau between Cattaraugus and Salamanca, passing...
NY 12.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass
Accordion
The Shoreline Trail in Erie County, New York, is 21.7 miles of flat, easy pathway that runs adjacent to Lake Erie, one of the country’s Great Lakes, on its southern half and then along the Niagara...
NY 21.7 mi Asphalt
The Village of Springville in western New York is home to the first section of the proposed 27-mile corridor that will eventually be known as the Erie-Cattaraugus Rail Trail. Running 1.8 miles from...
NY 1.8 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...
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
Located along the banks of Conewango Creek, the open 3-mile segment of this proposed 11-mile trail follows an old New York Central branch north from the city of Warren. Designed to serve primarily as...
PA 3 mi Asphalt

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East Branch Trail (PA)

An All Seasons Trail

October, 2021 by aj_genetic

I have lived near this trail for a lot of years and changing seasons. Whether enjoying a bike ride in the rain as the cool mist drizzles on your face and wets the earth, Or a stroll through the leaves as the colors change and the leaves fall all around you with family, Donning a pair of snow shoes or boots or even cross country skis, as the soft white flakes softly touch down, Running on a warm and sunny day, with a breeze cooling your sweat glistened body- All this and the pure clean air and bright blue sky Enjoying the outdoors and yet still being in a small town area with all its charm and novel Amish neighbors All this and more is why I love this trail Year round! Walking your furry friend through the changing seasons, Catching a glimpse of an Amish buggy as you go, or a group of Amish children playing-shy, but curious onlookers,

Erie Canalway Trail

Riding into Utica

September, 2021 by mdaugherty

As you come into Utica, there is a construction area that would benefit from some temporary signs. You ride down a small hill into a wide open area. Once you do this, you will find that there is no sign that should direct riders to go left. Going left will take you across railroad tracks, and to one of the locks. You cross the lock and rejoin the trail. If you make the mistake and take a right instead of going left, you will be forced to ride into Utica on a busy road. Other than needing a sign at this location in Utica, the trail is amazing. We road from Syracuse to Albany.

Clarence Pathways

fun 17+ mile there and back again

September, 2021 by kevinbleigh

Lovely 60 degree morning. Started at Wehrle drive car park then onto the lovely well maintained pathway. Typical road crossings but we’ll marked. The Clarence farmers market was in full swing so stopped and walked my bike through. Then continued on to the Akron end where there was a convenient water bottle filler and bike repair station. The ride back into the wind was a little harder but in the end the ride totaled 17.37 Miles round trip. There is another fork that is 10 plus miles. Will do that one next.

Accordion

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

Wide & smooth with great views

September, 2021 by normanbowers

Trail is smooth and wide with many locations that connect with the wall along the gorge for great views. Trail connects to the falls, Goat Island and a trail that extends 4 miles east from Goat Island along the Niagara River. During busy times consider parking east of the falls along Niagara Scenic Parkway pullouts then bike to the falls.

Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose National Recreation Trail

Biking the Erie area

September, 2021 by sawbuck25

This trail is a beautiful loop around the peninsula state park, well shaded and plenty of water holes and bath facilities. For those that want to bike the Erie Pa area and have camping or rv equipment, I highly recommend Lampe campground in downtown Erie on the bayfront. There is a bike trail that connects the campground to the Bayfront connector trail. This trail will take you along the bayfront and has a designated bike path to connect you to the Karl Boyes trail around the penninsula. 34 miles round trip (that's stopping at some nice watering holes along the way.)

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

a pleasant surprise!

September, 2021 by 68h7aq7wsz

Overall a beautiful trail. Great opportunities to stop with very picturesque views.

Erie Canalway Trail

Bicycled the full trail - as a COVID goal

September, 2021 by david.r.cok

2021: Biked the Erie Canal trail from Buffalo to Cohoes. Well worth the time. And mostly a very pleasant experience, with just a few caveats. Trail improvements are ongoing and signage along the trail is not always up to date, so check your route carefully, especially where it is on-road. The initial section from downtown Buffalo is grungy city streets, but that improves with a great, mostly off-road trail all the way to Lyons. Lockport to Spencerport is fairly exposed, but from there on to Lyons is generally pleasantly green and shaded. From Clyde to Port Byron and through Syracuse were onroad and not always clearly signed and were the least pleasant. From the east side of Syracuse all the way to Cohoes was a delightful and beautiful ride, with the exception of finding one's way onroad and with poor signage through Rome. All in all (despite my caveats) a good, local, human-powered bucket-list endeavor, with thanks to all the communities along the way and everyone maintaining and improving and filling the gaps in the trail.

Pat McGee Trail

Grass covered and muddy

August, 2021 by crx5

Started at Salamanca. 90% grass covered and wet. A lot of muddy patches, difficult to pedal. Only went 3 miles and turned around.
It is shaded.

Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose National Recreation Trail

Nice trail

August, 2021 by carebare

Nice Trail. We added more miles by going out the the Coast Guard facility

East Branch Trail (PA)

Good and Bad, Summer 2021

August, 2021 by vicki1960

The 3 miles paved portion of the trail out of Spartansburg is great! It goes 1.5 miles North of town and 1.5 miles South of town. Very good condition flat asphalt paved trail.
Traveling South from Spartansburg, 1.5 miles, you will cross over Route 89 and the trail goes for an additional 2 miles. it is dirt, and mud, and gravel. Very rough on a Hybrid. There were a few downed trees blocking the trail that look like they've been there a short while but able to go around. There is also a cement bridge to cross and it's in poor condition. Crumbling cement, and big cracks.
From what I have heard, Clear Lake Authority owns 15ish miles from Spartansburg to Hydetown and will someday, not any time soon, be a completed trail.
Summary of it all: Park in the quant little town of Spartansburg, bike North 1.5 miles to the end, and bike South 1.5 miles to the end of the paved section before crossing 89 to the gravel section.

Corry Junction Greenway Trail

Summer 2021 Ride

August, 2021 by vicki1960

Biked from Corry PA to Clymer NY. A rough ride on a Hybrid but the beauty made it worthwhile. Trail is 5.8 miles in length and goes through a lot of wooded area which is peaceful and serene. A few sections of the trail literally go through cornfields, those are the grass sections.
Most of the trail is nothing more than 2 paths through the woods. I think it would be a great Mountain Bike experience or to hike or trail run. In the winter would be good for snow shoeing.
The only portions of the trail that are paved are a few hundred feet where the trail crosses the paved roads.
Trail surface is crushed stone, dirt, some sandy spots and grass.
Coming from Corry to Clymer you bike approx 5 miles to get to the New York border. There is no sign or anything!
We parked at the easiest lot to find once we got into town which is on North Center Street less than 1/10 of a mile from Tim Hortons. The North Center Street lot is mile 0 of the trail. The trail crosses over Sciota Street but there is no where to park. Another great place to park is on Hereford Road. No parking at the North end in Clymer NY.
This is a great trail if you would like a peaceful quite ride. I would not recommend on a road bike. Enjoy!

Great Gorge Railway Trail

My all time favorite trail anywhere. And the stairs at the end of it are a great workout.

August, 2021 by blondeandsandy

My all time favorite trail anywhere. And the stairs at the end of it are a great workout.

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