LM6

Erie Canalway Trail

Middleport to Albion
  • 16 miles
  • 5 to 8 hours
  • 1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Dog-friendly

Trail Overview

This 16-mile Empire State Trail section is an off-road stonedust trail welcoming bicyclists and walkers of all abilities (stonedust is finely-ground, compacted limestone, which provides a flat and durable trail surface). The trail starts in the Village of Middleport, and runs east on the Erie Canalway Trail to the Village of Albion. This scenic path is on the north side of the Erie Canal, providing sweeping vistas of agricultural fields, rural landscapes, and water views of boats and canal bridges and gates. Trailhead access points are available at a number of points along the route. Public services are available in the picturesque Villages of Middleport, Medina, and Albion (there are no services between the three villages).

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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Camping

Art & Culture

Food & Drink

B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

Garden View Bed & Breakfast

The Garden View Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of Orleans County. A short walk from the Village of Medina, close to area businesses, this bed and breakfast has become one of the finest places to stay. They are a short drive from Middleport, Albion, Lyndonville, and other towns surrounding us. Whether you are looking for business accommodations, a family visit, or weddings, the Garden View Bed & Breakfast is the place for you. Take a walk along the Erie Canal, visit the historic sites in Orleans County.

Hotels/Motels & Resorts

Hart House Hotel

The Hart House Hotel is a historic inn-turned-trendy boutique hotel in the heart of Downtown Medina. Comfortable accommodations inside the brick walls of this 1876 downtown landmark will greet the guests upon arrival. While original elements of the structure have been meticulously restored to life, the new construction within smacks of sophisticated modernity. The juxtaposition of old and new, the comfort of accommodations, and the setting within one of the most well-preserved historic downtowns on the Erie Canal makes Hart House Hotel one of the hottest overnight destinations you will discover!

Medina Inn

Medina Inn is located in Medina, 26 miles from Amherst and 17 miles from Batavia. The nearest airport is Buffalo Niagara International Airport, 25 miles away. Each room at this motel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Rooms are equipped with a private bathroom with a bath or shower. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, in-room coffee service, refrigerator, microwave, laundry service, and available accessible rooms.