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Erie Canal Bicyclist & Hiker Tour Guide
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                        Lockport's Triple  Locks 


                       
Erie Canal Bicyclist & Hiker Tour Guide, 2nd Ed., (2010 rev.)
                       is now available! Yipee!

    Remember the song you learned in kindergarten? 
        Fifteen miles on the Erie Canal, low bridge everybody down!
    Cyclotour along the famous Erie Canal tow path, now called the Erie Canalway Trail.
    Duck!, as you ride under roadway bridges high above your helmet. Walk on the original hand hewn stone locks. Take a barge trip on the working Erie Canal or just bicycle along side this historic waterway on the National Park Service's Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor Recreationway.

    This is a 625 mi. (1005 km.) romp on the tow paths and parallel rural roads of the Erie, Lake Champlain, Seneca/Cayuga, and Oswego Canals in NYS; the Chambly Canal in Québec. Now in the 2nd Edition are the lower Hudson River Valley routes from the Albany (Waterford) intersection of the Erie & Champlain Canals to New York City. From Niagara Falls, NY to Montréal, QC or to New York City, NY!  Or from New York City, NY to Niagara Falls, NY or to Montréal, QC! Any way you cyclotour it is a scenic, historic and wonderful trip. All these canals are still working canals not passive historic sites!
    This edition includes the lower Hudson River Valley bicycle routes from Albany to New York City's airports. Romp on either side of the Hudson River past the U. S. Military Academy at West Point; visit the Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt homes in Hyde Park; the Vanderbilt, Mills and other mansions of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Similarly it includes the route along the Champlain Canal and both sides of Lake Champlain to the Québec border and on to Montréal via the Chambly Canal.
    Side Trips: 80 mi. (130 km.) Top O’ the Finger Lakes following the Seneca-Cayuga Canal; 70 mi. (110 km.) round trip to Lake Ontario via the Oswego Canal; and 156 mi. (251 km.) Vermont side of Lake Champlain. The New York side of Lake Champlain is included in the main route to Montréal.
    The Erie Canalway Trail can be traversed on road bikes, mt. bikes, tandems, recumbents. Heck, any bike.
    Much of the Tow Path/NPS Recreationway is surfaced with smooth stone dust. It is a level route on the tow path. 
    Have no fear cyclists!  This Guide is complete. The described route provides road cyclotourists with lightly trafficked parallel rural roads to glide upon when the tow path has a dirt or rough gravel surface; or does not exist. You'll easily return to the tow path when it has a paved or stone dust surface.
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Links to NYS Canal System/Hudson River/Lake Champlain Web Sites related to our Erie Canal Bicyclist & Hiker Tour Guide         
Go
to these tourism web sites for great information
        Don't forget to tell them, Cyclotour Guide Books referred you to their web site!
Information
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            Info Buffalo:
http://www.infobuffalo.com/bike.htm
            Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area: http://www.hudsonrivervalley.com or        
             http://www.hudsonrivervalley.com/index.cfm?section_id=3&partner_link_category_id=2  
            New York State Canal Corporation: http://www.nyscanals.gov/links/guide.html  
            New York Canal dot com: http://www.nycanal.com/recreation/nycanalrec.html
            NYC biking info.: Transportation Alternatives: http://www.transalt.org/info/bikeclubs.html or http://www.transalt.org
            Palmyra, NY: http://www.palmyrany.com/pal_tourism.htm
            Info Rochester: http://inforochester.com/bike.htm
            @Rochester, NY: http://roch.com/recreation/cyclotour-guide-books-936.html  
            Seneca County: http://www.fingerlakescentral.com/Pages/Links.cfm#SE_FirstHeading
            State (NY) Council on Waterways: http://www.scow.net/scow_links.htm
Lodging
            Vintage Gardens B&B, 310 High St., Newark NY, 315 331-6045, www.VintageGardensBedandBreakfast.com
            New Yorker Hotel: http://www.nyhotel.com  
            Brock Univ., Summer Accommodations, www.brocku.ca/sportsres, 905 688-5550 press 1, x 5303 [St. Catharines ON is between Niagara Falls & the Welland Canal

                    Sample Map from Erie Canal Bicyclist & Hiker Tour Guide, 1st Ed.

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    Click here: for Finger Lakes Bicyclist's Tour Guide 
    Go to Great Lakes to read about Tour Guides describing circumnavigation routes around
Lakes Ontario, Erie, Michigan, & Huron. 


 

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