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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. 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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Camping

B&B & Country Inns & Farm Stays

Peppermint Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Nestled in a peaceful valley between the Finger Lakes and Lake Ontario and right in the heart of the Erie Canal is the Peppermint Cottage and historical Jackson School House where, a guest room rental is offered. They are a Finger Lakes Bed and Breakfast that offers lodging near the Erie Canal for bikers and boaters. The Peppermint Cottage is a wonderful vacation spot you will never forget.

Starlite Motel

We invite you to check us out and look forward to hosting you on your next visit to Seneca Falls, NY, home to the Women's Hall of Fame and Women's Rights National Historic Park and is situated in the Heart of the Finger Lakes and within one-hour drive of many attractions and activities in Rochester, Syracuse and Ithaca!

A beautiful, comfortable motel ... our rooms are very clean and spacious. All units have refridgerator, microwave and Cable TV with HBO and free coffee in the room.

NOW WITH WI-FI.

Ask about our Jacuzzi Suite!

The Erie Mansion B&B

From the moment you step past the heavy antique doors of the Erie Mansion, you sense that the rumors are true. This place has a presence. Built in 1858, this 12,000-square-foot historic landmark has restored four luxurious suites, each with a private bath. Located in historic Clyde, NY, the Erie Mansion is a short drive from many fine upstate NY attractions. The walls have history and the grandeur of the past and the exquisite craftsmanship is still visible today. From the gold leaf wall coverings in the former music room to the parquet floors, 12 fireplaces (many of different imported marble), mahogany and teak mantles, 23 chandeliers, stained glass, and fine carved woodwork and columns, you are sure to enjoy the experience.