The Empire State Trail, the nation’s longest multi-use state trail, is now open for use. It spans 750-miles in total, 75 percent of which is off-road, ideal for cyclists, hikers, and runners.
The trail runs from New York City through the Hudson and Champlain valleys to Canada, and from Albany to Buffalo along the Erie Canal.
The Empire State Trail completion marks the culmination of 58 projects and 180 miles of brand-new trail. New portions along the Erie Canal closed gaps in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley. It is expected to draw 8.6 million residents and tourists annually.
More information, and a map of the Empire State Trail can be found online.
Map of Empire State Trail provided.