Erie Canalway Trail

Newark to Savannah
  • 20 miles
  • 7 to 10 hours
  • 1 hour, 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Dog-friendly
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 20-mile Empire State Trail section is a mix of off-road trail segments, interspersed with on-road connections. Approximately half the route is off-road, stonedust trail welcoming bicyclists and walkers of all abilities (including several new off-road trail segments that will open in 2020). Some of the off-road trail sections run alongside the active Erie Canal, others are on the towpath of the historic 19th century canal. This section also includes several on-road portions, designated on the shoulders of Route 31, a 55-mph state roadway. The on-road sections are appropriate only for experienced long-distance bicyclists. For bicyclists comfortable riding next to vehicle traffic, the on-road segments are a scenic ride, winding through picturesque rural landscapes. Visitor services are available in Newark, Lyons, Clyde, and Savannah (there are no services available between the villages).

Cycling Directions

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

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