Cycle through history on the amazing Erie Canalway Trail! Known as "The Canal That Made America," the Erie Canal was built starting in 1817 and was the most ambitious public works project of its time. It provided a waterway connection from Albany to Buffalo, New York, and was a feat of engineering.
Now you can ride the Erie Canalway, which is a recreational path that runs on or near the original route of this historic treasure. The Canalway is packed with beautiful natural scenery, remarkable U.S. history, and the incredible aqueducts, locks, lift bridges and canal parks of the Erie Canal greenways. On this journey, you start from the outskirts of Buffalo … passing through colorful canal communities along the way. You also loop down from the main route to end your exploration in the area around Seneca Falls, an important landmark in women’s rights.