The New York State Canalway Trail System is one of the most extensive trail networks in the country, comprising a network of more than 260 miles of existing multi-use, recreational trails across upstate New York, major segments of which are adjacent to the waterways of the NYS Canal System or the remnants of the Old Erie Canal.
Montgomery County hosts part of the Mohawk-Hudson Bikeway – a 60-mile Trail along the Erie Canal and Mohawk River between St. Johnsville and Waterford.
Many sections of the Mohawk-Hudson segment were built on former grades of the 19th-century Erie Canal towpath. The bikeway route is signed along connecting roadways.
Trail Uses: Hiking, bicycling, in-line skating and cross-country skiing. Motorized vehicles are not allowed.