Routes on the Empire State Trail

TOP Routes on the Empire State Trail
Hudson Valley Greenway Trail
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The following maps identify the proposed route of the Empire State Trail within the Hudson Valley, including existing and proposed new trails along the Hudson River Valley Greenway. The trail segments are listed in “south to north order,” starting in New York City and running north to the Capital District.

 

LOWER HUDSON VALLEY

  • Hudson River Park
  • On-Road connection from Upper Manhattan to Van Cortlandt Park
  • South County Trailway
  • North County Trailway
  • Putnam Trailway
  • Beacon Rail Trail
  • Dutchess Rail Trail
  • Walkway Over the Hudson

Empire State Trail - Lower Hudson Valley

 

UPPER HUDSON VALLEY

  • Hudson Valley Rail Trail
  • Walkill Valley Rail Trail
  • Kingston Point Rail Trail and Promenade
  • On-Road North of Kingston to the City of Hudson
  • Albany-Hudson Electric Trail (AHET Trail)
  • Corning Preserve Trail
  • Mohawk Hudson Bike Hike Trail

 

Empire State Trail - Upper Hudson Valley

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Erie Canalway Trail
Erie Canalway Trail
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The following maps identify the proposed route of the Empire State Trail within the Erie Canalway, including proposed new trail sections that the Empire State Trail will utilize. The trail segments are listed in “west to east order,” starting in Buffalo and running east to the Capital District.

WESTERN ERIE CANALWAY TRAIL

  • Buffalo Connection
  • Pendleton Connection
  • On-Road connection in Lyons
  • Shared Use Path from Lyons to Clyde
  • On-Road connection in Clyde
  • Shared Use Path from Clyde over Erie Canal
  • On-Road connection to Savannah
  • Savannah shared use path
  • On-Road connection to Port Byron trailhead
  • Honeywell Trail to Loop the Lake Trail
  • Onondaga Creekwalk 
  • On-Road Water Street Connection in Syracuse
  • Erie Boulevard

Empire State Trail - Erie Canalway West

 

Empire State Trail - Erie Canalway - Rochester area

 

EASTERN ERIE CANALWAY TRAIL

  • Old Erie Canal State Park
  • Rome Connection
  • Utica - Schuyler
  • Ft. Herkimer Church - Lock 18
  • Lock 18 - Little Falls
  • Schuyler - Ilion
  • Ilion - Mohawk
  • Pattersonville Trail
  • Rotterdam Junction Connection

Empire State Trail - Erie Canalway - Syracuse area

Empire State Trail - Erie Canalway East

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Champlain Valley Trail
Champlain Valley Trail
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The following maps identify the proposed route of the Empire State Trail within the Champlain Valley. From the Capital District to Whitehall, wherever feasible, the Empire State Trail will be located offroad along Champlain Canal towpaths. The 120- mile section from Whitehall to the Canada border at Rouses Point will be an on-road route primarily intended for bicyclists. The trail segments are listed in “south to north order” from the Capital District to the Canada border.

CHAMPLAIN VALLEY 

  • Champlain Canalway Trail
  • On-Road from Mechanicville to Stillwater
  • Path through Hudson Crossing Park
  • On-Road to Fort Edward
  • Champlain Canalway Trail
  • On-Road from Fort Ann to Plattsburgh
  • Terry Gordon Bike Path
  • Saranac River Trail
  • On-Road from Plattsburgh to Rouses Point / Canadian Border

 

Empire State Trail - Champlain Valley south

Empire State Trial - Champlain Valley north

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