Schenectady to Cohoes

Trip Planning

Trail Route Maps

This website’s on-line map allows you to zoom in to see the detailed trail route, parking areas, and nearby attractions. In addition, you can order a printed, large-format Empire State Trail paper map, or download a KMZ or GPX file to import into your GPS or mapping software.

Empire State Trail Map
Free Paper Map

The foldable 36-inch by 25-inch map depicts the statewide 750-mile route, provides maps detailing the route through major cities, lists nearby attractions, and provides trail user information.

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Navigation
Download GPS Routes

New York State has created free digital GPX and KMZ files of the 750-mile Empire State Trail route, for use with GPS units and mapping software.

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Import Instructions


Lodging Options

A wide variety of lodging and camping options are available near the Empire State Trail.

Bed with Pillows
Overnight Lodging

NYS has identified hundreds of hotels, inns, bed & breakfasts, resorts, and other lodging options within five miles of the trail.

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Camping
Camping

Access information about public and private campgrounds near the Empire State Trail.

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Guidebooks

New York State has partnered with the non-profit group Parks & Trails New York to develop detailed guidebooks providing a wealth of information about the Empire State Trail. The highly-rated Guidebooks can be purchased on PTNY’s website.

EST West of Little Falls
Cycle the Erie Canal

This 142-page guidebook, updated in 2021, includes 38 full-color maps of the 350-mile trail route from Buffalo to Albany, plus information about nearby lodging, bike shops, visitor centers, parks, and tourism attractions.

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Along the Champlain Canal
Cycle the Hudson and Champlain Valleys

Available Summer 2022: This detailed guidebook will include full-color maps of the 400-mile trail route from New York City to Albany to Canada, plus information about nearby lodging, bike shops, visitor centers, parks, and tourism attractions.

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