The Empire State Trail Will Show You A Completely New Side Of New York
Visitors and New York natives alike can enjoy the Empire State Trail. This relatively new multi-use trail provides the perfect opportunity to take the up-close scenery throughout New York’s diverse neighborhoods. Spend time on the designated on-road or off-road paths for a great adventure.
Enjoy a breezy bike ride as you pedal near the Buffalo Harbor State Park, which is part of the trail.
The Empire State Trail is a 750-mile multi-use path that takes you throughout New York. Plus, it's new!
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo launched the Empire State Trail in 2017 to promote outdoor recreation and healthy lifestyles. The trail connects to various smaller trails throughout the state, taking visitors from New York City through the Hudson River Valley, west to Buffalo along the Erie Canal and north to Champlain Valley and the Adirondacks.
Take a break from traffic and experience New York pedal by pedal as you ride through Albany.
The Empire State Trail is a very long path. It's great for avid cyclists looking for a mileage challenge.
Of course, you can start and stop wherever you choose. Hop on and connect to the Hudson Valley Greenway Trail from New York City to Albany, or choose the Champlain Valley Trail from Albany to Rouses Point. You can also take the Erie Canal Trail from Buffalo to Albany.
But this trail isn't just for bikes. Walk or hike with family and friends of all ages.
Stop and take a break wherever you wish.
Picnic tables are available at many spots along the Empire State Trail.
You can even set up camp.
Overnight camping is available at limited spots, so be sure to check the Empire State Trail map first.
You can learn something new about the great state of New York along the
Empire State Trail. As you pedal, walk, hike, scoot, or ride and enjoy the close up views of popular and historical sites, you’ll gain a new appreciation for the natural beauty of the Empire State and its rich history.
For more trails in New York that you certainly don’t want to miss,
check out this article. For history-themed hikes, check out these hikes to incredible ruins and these hikes, which are also loaded with history.
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