Cycling Guide from the Erie Canalway Trail

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We teamed up with the New York Bicycling Coalition, thanks to a grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, to develop a series of cycling trails that connect to the Erie Canalway Trail, featuring a variety of distances to accommodate different cycling abilities.

Orleans County is situated in the Lake Plains so our cycling trails have generally flat to gently rolling terrain. Our themed routes from the Erie Canal Trail were designed to include public parks and parking lots so you can choose where you want to begin and end your trip.  The major state routes, such as Route 31, 104, 98 and 63 include wide shoulders for cycling and heavier traffic. When traveling on rural roadways, with smaller or no shoulders you will need to share the road with automobiles and/or horse & buggies in the Amish & Mennonite communities.

Click on the image to the upper left to download page 1 of our guide in PDF (2.38 MB). Click on the images below to download and view the trail descriptions (2.38 MB, 8 1/2″ x 11″) and 11″x17″ printable map (1.22 MB) in PDF format. Or contact us and we will send you the printed guide.

Orleans County Erie Canal Cycling Guide - page 2Click to view PDF in new browser window

Tour Historic Downtown Medina and linger in the quaint specialty shops and restaurants, many built of Medina Sandstone. Travel north to Lyndonville to the Veterans Memorial Park and tour Amish & Mennonite Communities where you will find farm markets and craft shops. Stop at the “Culvert” where the road passes UNDER the Erie Canal. Go to our interactive maps for the Medina-Lyndonville Trails.

Tour Historic Downtown Albion and Courthouse Square, with several buildings on the National Registry of Historic Places. Travel north along Route 98 and visit the Cobblestone Museum in Gaines and further north to Point Breeze, where the Oak Orchard River unwinds into Lake Ontario and watch the sun melt into the horizon. Go to our interactive maps for the Albion-Point Breeze Trails.

The quaint Village of Holley includes Holley Falls and Canal Park on the Erie Canal, perfect for picnicking and hiking. Head north and follow the Barn Quilt Trail with over 50 barn quilts adorning a variety of properties. A cycle shop is located just off the Erie Canal Trail at Hulberton Road. Go to our interactive maps for the Holley-Clarendon-Kendall Trails.

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