Erie Canalway Trail

Niskayuna to Cohoes
  • 9 miles
  • 3 to 5 hours
  • 1 hour
  • Dog-friendly
  • Paved

Trail Overview

This 9-mile Empire State Trail section is a paved off-road trail welcoming bicyclists and walkers of all abilities. The section starts at Lions Park in Niskayuna, where parking and restrooms are available. The rail-trail heads east into Colonie, providing stunning views of the Mohawk River and passing by woodlands, wetlands, and residential areas. This section is also part of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail. The off-road trail ends at a small parking area in the City of Cohoes, at the western end of Alexander St. There are many small pull-off parking areas along this section, as well as a large parking area at the Colonie Town Park. While there are no visitor services directly on the trail, services are available a short distance off the trail in Cohoes.

Cycling Directions

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

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