Have you ever wanted to do a multiday bike ride along the Erie Canal but planning a trip seemed daunting? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to sample some of the best spots for cycling and sightseeing but weren’t sure where to begin. The Erie Canalway National Heritage has developed seven new multiday itineraries that make it easier than ever to plan a trip along the New York State Canal System and Canalway Trail.
The itineraries feature cycling, paddling, and sightseeing options with plenty of opportunities to enjoy regional foods and beverages. The trips will help you discover some of the best communities, food, attractions, and hidden gems as you experience the canals.
Trips include Erie Canal Samplers in greater Rochester, Syracuse, and Albany; a Village-to-Village tour of canal towns; multiday cycling trips in western and eastern New York; and paddling and sightseeing excursions along the Cayuga-Seneca Canal and Seneca Lake.
Information about accessibility is included as well to make it easier for people of all abilities to experience the canals. The itineraries include locations that have been assessed for physical accessibility and programmatic inclusion, as well as places that provide standard and adaptive recreational equipment, such as adaptive cycles and kayaks.
The itineraries are available online at https://eriecanalway.org/itineraries.