Explore more of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor
Cyclists can now see more of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor using new bicycle tour routes that connect with the Erie Canalway Trail. The on-road routes, ranging from easy to challenging, take riders through scenic countryside in Orleans, Ontario, Wayne, and Madison counties.
Route maps were developed thanks to a grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC). NYBC worked with county tourism agencies to produce maps and cue sheets, which are available to cyclists from each county’s tourism agency.
“We’ve got world class cycling along the Erie Canalway Trail and these routes give cyclists additional options for day trips exploring beyond the canal route,” said Bob Radliff, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.
Along each route, cyclists can stop to explore a variety of local attractions, including: canal villages, farm stands, wineries, museums, and state parks. Each brochure is designed to fit into a handlebar bag or map case.
To obtain the new maps, visit each county tourism agency’s website, contact the tourism agency to request a copy, or download them from Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor’s cycling page: http://www.eriecanalway.org
- Orleans County Guide: http://orleanscountytourism.com/tours/cycling-guide-erie-canal/
- Ontario County Tourism Office (Finger Lakes Visitors Connection): http://visitfingerlakes.com/brochures/
- Wayne County Tourism Office: http://www.waynecountytourism.com/hiking-biking
- Madison County Tourism Office: www.madisontourism.com
direct link: http://madisontourism.com/showmem.php?category=Sports&subcat=Biking