The Orleans County cycling trails includes 3 difficulty levels to accommodate different cycling abilities:
- Easy (5-10 miles),
- Recreational (10-20 miles) &
- Challenging (20+ miles).
These routes were designed to include public parking lots or parks so you can choose where you want to begin & end your trip and plan your rest stops at our local businesses and attractions. Since Orleans County is situated in the Lake Plains, the trails we developed are generally flat terrain, with the elevation ranging from 247′ to 737′ above sea level. 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.
We developed our cycling trails using MapMyRide.com which features details of the routes. Click on the map my fitness logo located in the upper right hand corner of the interactive map to go to the route details. You can also export the route in GPX or KML formats.
The following Orleans County Cycling Trails are featured with the different levels on their respective page:
- Amish Country Cycling Trails (Easy, Recreational & Challenging)
- Barn Quilt Cycling Trails (Easy, Recreational & Challenging)
- Cemetery Cycling Trail (Recreational)
- Cobblestone Cycling Trails (Easy, Recreational & Challenging)
- Holley Cycling Trails (Easy, Recreational & Challenging)
- Lakeshore Cycling Trails (Easy, Recreational & Challenging)
- Sandstone Cycling Trails (Easy, Recreational & Challenging)
- Erie Canalway Cycling Trail (Challenging)
The following trails and route maps were developed thanks to a grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to the New York Bicycling Coalition (NYBC). View more information at the page, Erie Canalway Trails or view these pages with interactive routes as follows:
- Medina (short) & Medina to Lyndonville (long)
- Albion to Gaines (short) & Albion to Point Breeze (long)
- Holley Canal Park to Ridge Rd (short), Holley Falls to Clarendon Falls (short), Holley Canal Park to Barn Quilt Trail (long)
Note: This information is provided as a service from Orleans County Tourism Dept. and is subject to change. Please plan your trip to the level of difficulty that you can handle.
- Follow the Rules of the Road, travel with traffic and use the shoulder where provided
- Obey all traffic signs
- Always wear a properly fitted bike helmet
- Use Hand Signals
- Earphones while bicycling on a public street or sidewalk is illegal & dangerous
- Bring a sufficient supply of water on your trip to keep well-hydrated.