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One of the best walking/ biking trails

I have enjoyed many walks and bike rides on the Erie Canal trail in spring, summer and fall. Quiet... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rochester, New York
Take a relaxing walk on a historic trail.

I love history and nature. The Erie Canal puts both of these together. WE felt very safe on as a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Central Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday

I have enjoyed many walks and bike rides on the Erie Canal trail in spring, summer and fall. Quiet and safe with beautiful sites and friendly people.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love history and nature. The Erie Canal puts both of these together. WE felt very safe on as a family, on our hour walk next to the canal. Bikers, joggers, dog walkers take advantage of this wonderful resource so you will have company. There...More

Thank Cakes77
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a really nice place to walk along in the Summer but especially during the fall as the leaves are changing colors.

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful treasure for walking and biking in the region. Did you know you could ride a bike from Buffalo to Albany on it! Wow there is a trip to persue.

Thank Robert Bruce L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bike, dog walk, roller skate or walk — this canal path is clean, well kept and safe. Go slowly or zip along, it is a flat scenic walk any age can enjoy.

Thank MarieIC
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The Erie Canal trail is a lovely place to enjoy a stroll or bike ride from spring through fall. Over the winter, part of the canal is drained, so not quite as picturesque. At other times of the year, though, it is a great path...More

2  Thank Laura T
Reviewed 2 September 2018

I travel to Rochester frequently and my usual hotel is not far from the trail. I enjoy walking the trail in the evening to relax. They have done a nice job maintaining the canal and the trail. Highly recommend the walk along this historic canal!

Thank RollMeAway1965
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The Erie Canal Trail from Buffalo to Albany is a wonderful ride. There are parts of the trail that are on the new canal, the old canal, through towns and big cities and long bike route 31 and bike route 5. It was an amazing...More

1  Thank praedewald
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

The Canal still carries pleasure craft through the boating season. Remnants of the old locks are scattered across the Rochester area.

Thank Bob_and_friends-2014
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Nice walking/biking path along the canal with murals painted on the bridge walls that depict life on the Erie Canal. There are many different spots to park and walk along the canal.

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Armando L
16 July 2018|
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Response from AlanaB55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I see people fishing along the canal often as I ride by.