Brockport East Trail

Erie Canalway Trail

Brockport to Rochester
  • 19 miles
  • 6 to 10 hours
  • 1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Dog-friendly

Trail Overview

This 19-mile Empire State Trail section is an off-road trail welcoming bicyclists and walkers of all abilities. The trail starts in the Village of Brockport and runs east on a stonedust surface on the north side of the canal. In the Town of Greece, the trail crosses to the canal’s south side, switching to a paved asphalt surface. The route provides scenic vistas of rural landscapes and canal boats, bridges and gates. The Erie Canal approaching Rochester is excavated below grade, providing a wooded buffer from surrounding development. The segment ends in Genesee Valley Park in south Rochester, where a bike-pedestrian bridge carries the trail across the Genesee River. Public services are available in Brockport, Spencerport, Greece, and Rochester. From here, the Empire State Trail continues east toward Syracuse, while the intersecting Genesee River Trail heads north into downtown Rochester.

Cycling Directions

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

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Upcoming Trail Weather
Wind: 8 mph NNE
Humidity: 63%
Feels like: 74°F
Trail Elevation

Family Fun


Train Stations


B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

A B&B at the Ellwanger Estate

Expect the best: From the moment you walk in to the Ellwanger Estate, you'll know you're not in any ordinary bed and breakfast. Soft lighting illuminates the smartly placed decor. Natural woodwork brings added warmth to the immaculate interior space. A fresh outdoor aroma coupled with streaks of sunlight gently pass through the skylights. The Ellwanger Estate is an oasis where you'll actually enjoy spending time in your room as well as discovering the magnificent grounds. We offer four rooms, a smoke free and green environment, utilizing eco friendly practices.

The historical Ellwanger Estate located in the heart of Rochester's Mount Hope Cultural District is your premiere lodging destination. Stroll in the famous Ellwanger Garden or enjoy a cool drink on the home's restored veranda. The natural beauty of the Mount Hope and Highland Park Preservation area, combined with the ambiance of the Ellwanger will exceed your every expectation. 

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Hilton Garden Inn Rochester Downtown

Treat yourself with a visit to Rochester's newest hotel. Originally the home of the National Clothing Company, established in 1924, you'll appreciate the high ceilings and marble floors as you enter this unique, historical building. An arboretum, heated indoor swimming pool, fitness center with state of the art equipment and convenient location in downtown Rochester await you. Sleep deep in one of the 107 comfortable guest rooms, eat well in the Garden Grille for breakfast or enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and attractive menu for lunch, dinner and cocktails in The Stone Street Pub. Complimentary airport transportation, in room wi-fi and 24/7 business center are a few of the additional amenities you'll find when visiting the hotel. Meeting rooms are available to accommodate up to 150 people. We look forward to seeing you!

Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport

The Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport offers a warm and inviting atmosphere with top-notch service, sure to please business and leisure travelers alike. At Radisson, we recognize your needs and we have designed programs and services to make you feel comfortable, connected and at home- even when you are away from home. Every event is personally supervised by our professional banquet and catering planner, to ensure that every detail will meet and exceed your expectations. Our exceptional meeting rooms with over 6,200 square feet of space, accommodates up to 300 people. From our beautifully decorated Ballrooms, we are prepared to host an elegant reception, complex conferences or a simple staff meeting. Our Radisson” Yes I Can” Staff is ready and looking forward to being of service to you.

Staybridge Suites

The Staybridge Suites at Brooks Landing sits beautifully along the Genesee River directly across from the University of Rochester and less than two miles from the Rochester Airport. Our 88 room hotel features studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom suites. All suites feature fully-equipped kitchens, pull-out couches, DVD players, wireless high-speed internet access, and comfortable living area with workstation table.
The hotel offers free breakfast every morning, a sundowner cocktail reception three evenings a week, free laundry facilities, indoor pool and spa, business center, library, conference rooms, 24-hour Bridgemart, fitness center, wireless anywhere, and same-day dry cleaning services.

The Inn on Broadway

The Inn on Broadway is Rochester's only and unique luxury boutique hotel, offering travelers an ideal location in the heart of downtown's East End Theatre District. Whether for business or pleasure, guests are provided with exceptional accommodations and impeccable service.