Warmer weather is here and it’s the perfect time to get outside. Whether you enjoy biking, running, or just a casual stroll, you’ll find relaxation and beautiful scenery along the Erie Canalway Trail.
Montgomery County’s Erie Canalway Trail offers 40 miles of scenic views and a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. It’s the perfect way to spend a Spring day.
Traveling across the county you’ll encounter picturesque views of the Mohawk River valley, an area rich with working farms, vast forests, and the historic Erie Canal. Getting off the trail you’ll find quaint river towns teeming with shops, restaurants and activities for people of all ages.
In Amsterdam, you can Riverlink Park and the Gateway Overlook Bridge. The park features scenic views of the Mohawk River, a playground for children to enjoy, and historic markers connecting Montgomery County’s past and present.
Further down along the trail, in Canajoharie visitors will find the historic Arkell Museum, which features an inspiring and engaging collection of American Art and Mohawk Valley History. Peddle a little further down river and you’ll enjoy delicious sweet treats, coffee and great food in Fort Plain.
Looking to explore the Empire State Trail from end-to-end? You can register now for the 25th anniversary of the “Cycle the Erie Canal” bike tour, which offers cyclist an 8-day bike tour on the Erie Canalway Trail. The tour will be passing through Montgomery County on July 14th-15th.
Running, walking and biking – Montgomery County’s Erie Canalway Trail is the perfect place to spend time outdoors with family and friends this spring. Plan your next adventure now and be sure to share it on social media.