Empire State Trail

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The 750-mile Empire State Trail welcomes bicyclists and hikers to explore New York State’s extraordinary experiences, people, and places.

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About the Trail


In 2017, New York State launched the Empire State Trail to promote outdoor recreation, encourage healthy lifestyles, support community vitality, and bolster tourism-related economic development.

The 750-mile Empire State Trail showcases New York’s special places, diverse history, and iconic landscapes.

The Trail welcomes bicyclists and walkers of all ages and abilities to experience the Empire State’s urban centers, village main streets, rural communities, and diverse history, from New York City through the Hudson River Valley, west to Buffalo along the Erie Canal, and north to the Champlain Valley and Adirondacks.

The Empire State Trail connects New York’s extraordinary experiences, people, and places.

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