Lockport 3

Erie Canalway Trail

Amherst to Lockport
  • 7 miles
  • 4 to 6 hours
  • 1 to 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Dog-friendly
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 7-mile Empire State Trail section is a paved, off-road trail welcoming bicyclists and walkers of all abilities. The trail starts at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village in Amherst, at the intersection of New Road and Tonawanda Creek Road, and heads east along the Erie Canalway Trail. This scenic route follows the south side of the Erie Canal, passing through woods, fields, and water views of boats and wildlife. Trailhead parking areas are available at a number of points along the route. The eastern end of this section is the dramatic “Five Locks” park in the City of Lockport, where services and street parking are available.

Cycling Directions

Cue sheets provide step by step navigation instructions for cycling the trail in both directions.

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Upcoming Trail Weather
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Wind: 10 mph SSW
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Trail Elevation


Historic

B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

Maplehurst Bed & Breakfast

Four spacious bedrooms, each tastefully decorated and provides guests with a unique charm and comfort that only a country residence can provide. Originally deeded by the Holland Land Company to Hiram McNeil in 1820, Maplehurst was one of the first parcels of property to be settled in the town of Cambria. Enjoy a peaceful stay in the heart of Niagara's fantastic wine trail.

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Best Western Plus Lockport

Located just minutes from the Erie Canal Locks 34 and 35, and area attractions including, Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises and the Lockport Cave & Underground Boat Ride. Also, a short drive away from the Niagara Wine Trail, USA, and Niagara Falls. Best Western Plus Lockport offers many amenities for both the business traveler and the leisure traveler. Beautifully appointed guest rooms, meeting space, heated indoor pool, fitness and business center, laundromat, complimentary breakfast, free internet, and parking available.

Quality Inn Lockport

Free continental breakfast, wireless high speed internet, business center, fitness center. In room coffee makers, iron, hairdryer, refrigerator and microwave. Cable TV, free local calls, valet and cleaning service available.

Cabin/Cottage & Vacation Rentals

Wolf Ridge Guest House LLC

This restored 1920 house located in rural Cambria, NY, and also the heart of the Niagara Wine Trail, USA, can accommodate up to six people. It includes three bedrooms, one full bathroom, a living room with a pull-out sofa, dining room, kitchen, and a large outdoor patio area. Also features free Wi-Fi, shower necessities, towels, linens, and more.