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Clarence Pathways

17.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Erie Canalway Trail

291.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Genesee Valley Greenway

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

Kiwanis Park Trail

8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Lancaster Heritage Trail

4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lehigh Memory Trail

0.71 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lehigh Valley Trail

16.4 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

3.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Pat McGee Trail

12.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

1.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Two Mile Creek Greenway

1.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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 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)...
NY 68.8 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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...
NY 20 mi Ballast
This trail starts in the Village of Lewiston off Mohawk Street just North of Center Street. Park at Kiwanis Park in the Village. Trail goes North and follows the Niagara Scenic Parkway to Pletcher...
NY 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Located in the majestic Finger Lakes region, the Lehigh Valley Trail is a well-used gem with a sparkling future. Wandering 16.4 miles through beautiful landscapes and rich greenery, the trail connects...
NY 16.4 mi Crushed Stone
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
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
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
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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Erie Canalway Trail

NY - 291.9 miles

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,...

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

NY - 1.8 miles

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...

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...

Clarence Pathways

NY - 17.9 miles

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...

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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...

Lancaster Heritage Trail

NY - 4 miles

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...

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

NY - 3.9 miles

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...

Kiwanis Park Trail

NY - 8 miles

This trail starts in the Village of Lewiston off Mohawk Street just North of Center Street. Park at Kiwanis Park in the Village. Trail goes North and follows the Niagara Scenic Parkway to Pletcher...

Pat McGee Trail

NY - 12.1 miles

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...

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

NY - 1.8 miles

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...

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...

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)...

Accordion

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...

Lehigh Valley Trail

NY - 16.4 miles

Located in the majestic Finger Lakes region, the Lehigh Valley Trail is a well-used gem with a sparkling future. Wandering 16.4 miles through beautiful landscapes and rich greenery, the trail connects...

Clarence Pathways

NY - 17.9 miles

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...

Erie Canalway Trail

NY - 291.9 miles

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,...

Kiwanis Park Trail

NY - 8 miles

This trail starts in the Village of Lewiston off Mohawk Street just North of Center Street. Park at Kiwanis Park in the Village. Trail goes North and follows the Niagara Scenic Parkway to Pletcher...

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

NY - 3.9 miles

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...

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...

Lancaster Heritage Trail

NY - 4 miles

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...

Pat McGee Trail

NY - 12.1 miles

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...

Erie Canalway Trail

NY - 291.9 miles

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,...

Lancaster Heritage Trail

NY - 4 miles

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...

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...

Accordion

Clarence Pathways

NY - 17.9 miles

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...

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)...

Springville Pop Warner Rail Trail

NY - 1.8 miles

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...

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

NY - 3.9 miles

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...

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...

Lehigh Valley Trail

NY - 16.4 miles

Located in the majestic Finger Lakes region, the Lehigh Valley Trail is a well-used gem with a sparkling future. Wandering 16.4 miles through beautiful landscapes and rich greenery, the trail connects...

Kiwanis Park Trail

NY - 8 miles

This trail starts in the Village of Lewiston off Mohawk Street just North of Center Street. Park at Kiwanis Park in the Village. Trail goes North and follows the Niagara Scenic Parkway to Pletcher...

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

Niagara Scenic Parkway Trail

AVOID SUMMER 2019

June, 2019 by tim.reardon

The whole trail is under complete rebuilding. Detour through all city streets in bad areas. It will be a great ride someday, just not this year.

Niagara Gorge Rim Trail

An OK Trail But Have Ridden Better

June, 2019 by lindapnnsy

We didn’t care for this trail, north of the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center. The trail ran alongside a closed roadway, which was OK; nothing to see though. We only rode as far north as Whirlpool Bridge. We were detoured onto a sidewalk prior to the bridge. The detour was not pleasant. At Prospect Point area, bikes need to be walked. My favorite part of the ride was around Goat Island. Oh and the parking lot at which we wanted to park (Discovery Center) was closed. We ended up parking in Niagara Falls State Park parking lot. We have a N.Y. State Park Empire Pass, so we didn’t have to pay to park.

Erie Canalway Trail

Erie Canalway Trail: Herkimer Home to Little Falls

June, 2019 by ellafan

I intended to start my ride in Little Falls and even though I could see the trail here and there, I wasn't able to find a sign for parking. I kept going until I got to Herkimer Home where I knew there was parking. Behind Herkimer Home is the trail. I went west to Little Falls. The trail was excellent and well maintained. Parts of it were asphalt and parts were not paved, but I had no difficulties. The trail in this section was in better shape than I expected give this past winter and wet, wet spring.

I can't wait for the whole Erie Canalway Trail to finally be pieced together. What an amenity. Even though some pieces of the trail aren't far from the highway, the trail is enclosed by trees and vegetation so you don't see the cars and trucks. The vegetation also buffers out the noise.

The only thing that I would suggest and I hope that NYS Parks does is to put in mileage signs and some education signs along the way. I passed several manmade features that I wasn't sure what the original purpose was for. Maybe locals know their canal history, but visitors probably won't.

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Shoreline Trail

Definite Design and Interest

April, 2019 by karincraton

My family started on the trail at the Tift street entrance and biked up to Canalside stop. (Note: the $1 bike ferry over to Canalside opens Memorial Day and runs for the summer and part of the fall).

The path was a great surface the whole distance. There were several times where we had to stop before crossing the street, but it was clear that where it was possible trail planners had limited the number of stops cyclists would have to make.

I was most impressed by the level of thought that must have been put into the design of the trail and surroundings. There were sections that were sidewalk, wooden sections as if on a dock, and portions with different paving stones. Along the trail were a variety of bench styles and many historical signs and a bird sanctuary. It was clear that significant thought had been put into making it a visually interesting and appealing ride (and it was!). There was also an amazing playground en route that our toddler loved which was icing on the cake!

Erie Canalway Trail

Between Lyons and Newark

March, 2019 by balppr

This section is very fragmented. You have to walk on the road for long distances. It’s really too bad because there is so much canal history in this stretch I would love to be able to walk it.

Clarence Pathways

Nice path

January, 2019 by nashwell98

Nice bike path, but only port a potties were available for bathroom use. Also, path enters a farmer's market with signs asking bikers to walk their bikes through. Who puts a farmer's market in the middle of a bike path?

Groveland Secondary Trail (York to Alexander)

Groveland Secondary Trail, JM Jones.

December, 2018 by janusmary

I have walked from Griegsville to just shy of East Bethany. I appreciated the fact that the railroad bridges were kept in good shape for walkers. Loved crossing the Oatka Creek and other creeks on the trail. It is a shame that the rocks (ballast) were not properly removed. The places this trail goes are truly lovely. Livingston County especially. I agree with the other commenter that it seems the only people that go on the Groveland Secondary are the very folks that aren't supposed to: ATVers. I stuck with it because I can't resist a trail, and like the places it goes. If the rocks were removed I would give it a high rating. I wonder what would it take to get this trail improved.

Lancaster Heritage Trail

Scenic

October, 2018 by streak1

Ran here while on vacation in October,2018.Very scenic and quiet.Trail surface in outstanding shape considering rugged winters.If you want a trail with steep hills go to Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park.It's about 30 minutes away and will really challenge your running capability.

Lehigh Valley Trail

Rode from Veteran's Park to Lehigh Park

October, 2018 by atmouse

Yesterday we rode on the trail. The surface is very good, There are minimal elevational changes. I wish a couple of trailhead maps were posted for the Rush end of the trail. Mileage signage is excellent.

This is clearly a trail well kept and loved by folks who work hard on it. Bravo for their dedication!

Really a beautiful trail for a sunny October day. We saw a good number of other bikers, dogwalkers, walkers and runners. Everyone shared the trail politely. I see there is a "power trail" of Geocaches along its length as well, but it did not seem disruptive.

Erie Canalway Trail

newly paved east of Amsterdam

September, 2018 by bhalt299

About 5 miles of newly paved trail has been open east of Amsterdam to Pattersonville. It is a really nice ride along the river.

Shoreline Trail

once is enough

September, 2018 by sharonedgar

Was passing thru so decided to do this trail. I started at the Buffalo Harbor State Park (was planning to start further south -- trail end at Lackawana but decided I did not want to leave my car in the parking lot. Filled with lots of stuff since I was in the middle of a seven day road trip). From the State Park parking lot I managed to get into and thru downtown Buffalo. Had planned to go all the way to the end, but got to a part of the trail that appeared to be on poorly maintained sidewalks thru a sketchy neighborhood, so gave up. I did bike all the way to trail end in Lackawana and noted a sign that said "Be Safe, Walk with a Friend" which explains why I did not want to leave my car there. The view of the Peace Bridge was nice, but overall I don't recommend this trail

Lehigh Valley Trail

Direction Correction

September, 2018 by kcfamily

Great trail. Flat, easy to ride - crosses a few roads but overall pleasant. Direction Correction: The directions say that after taking a left on Phillips Road to go about a mile. Instead go .4 miles for the Auburn Trail and then .5 for the Lehigh Valley Trail.

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