Map of bike paths / walking paths in the State of New York


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in New York State

Regional Trails, New York map area

Regional Trails in New York State

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The State of New York has numerous regional recreational trails that span between cities and counties.

These trails travel for miles through the New York countryside or through urban and suburban areas. Many trails were build along the many historic canals or rivers and creeks. New York State has numerous trails constructed within historic railroad right-of-ways called rail trails, that take a relatively straight shot through urban, suburban and rural areas. There are also several trails that follow alongside major roadways connecting the suburban areas with urban areas serving those that commute via bicycle.

Below is a list of some of the regional recreational trails or recreational trails of note within New York State. Trail names in red will link to a map and description for that individual trail.

Bethpage Parkway Bikeway SE 14 paved Plainview, Bethpage, South Farmingdale, Massapequa
Bronx & Pelham Parkway Bike Path SE 3 paved Bronx
Bronx River Parkway SE 5 + 4 paved Bronx
Buffalo Riverwalk W 6.5 paved Buffalo, Tonawanda
Catherine Valley Trail SW 10 unpaved Watkin Glen, Montour Falls, Millport
Catskill Scenic Trail SE 26 unpaved Bloomville, Stamford, Grand Gorge, Roxbury
Cayuga-Seneca Canal Trail C 4.6 unpaved Geneva, Waterloo
Central Park Bike Path SE 6 paved Manhattan
Chautauqua Rail to Trails SW 20 unpaved Sherman, Maybille, Brockton
Chenango River Promenade C 1.5 paved Binghampton
Chenango River Trail C 2.9 paved Binghampton, Forst Dickinson, Hinmans Corners
Dutchess Rail Trail SE 13 paved Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction
Erie Canalway STATEWIDE 524 paved / unpaved Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany
Feeder Canal Park Heritage Trail E 5.7 unpaved Glens Falls
Fonda Johnstown and Gloversville Rail Trail E 8 paved Johnstown, Gloversville
Genesee Riverway Trail  W 14 paved Rochester, Irondequoit
Genesee Valley Greenway W 36 unpaved Rochester, Scottville, Avon, Mt. Morris, Sonyea
Greater Jamestown Riverwalk SW 3 paved / unpaved Jamestown
Harlem Valley Rail Trail SE 15.8 paved Copake Falls, Boston Corner, Millerton, Wassaic
Hudson River Greenway Trail SE 4.9 paved Congers, Hook Mountain State Park
Hudson Valley Rail Trail SE 3.4 paved Lloyd, Poughkeepsie
Jones Beach Bikeway SE 4.8 paved Bellmore, Seaford, Jones Beach State Park
Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail SE 2.7 paved Sparkill, Orangeburg
Lehigh Valley Trail W 16 unpaved Rush, Mendon, Victor
Manhattan Waterfront Greenway SE 32 paved New York City
Marbletown O & W Rail Trail SE 9.5 paved / unpaved Marbletown
Mowhawk Hudson Bike-Hike Trail E 86 paved Schenectady, Troy
Mosholu Parkway Greenway SE 1.6 paved Bronx
New York Central West Shore Branch Multi-Use Trail W 9 unpaved Byron, Churchville
Niagra River Greenway W 7.3 paved Youngstown, Lewiston
North County Trailway SE 21 paved Baldwin Place, Amawalk, Millwood, Elmsford
Northern Tier Multi-Use Path NE 5 paved Champlain, Rouses Point
Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway  SE  3.8 paved Jones Beach
Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park Trail SE 26 paved / unpaved Croton-On-Hudson, Crotonville, Ossining, Irvington, Yonkers
Ontario Pathways W 23.3 unpaved Canandaigua, Aloquin, Stanley, Clifton, Phelps
Pat McGee Trail SW 12 unpaved Little Valley, Salamanca
Philip Rayhill Memorial Recreational Trail C 4.3 paved Utica
Putnam Trailway SE 11.4 paved Baldwin Place, Mahopac, Brewster
Shore Parkway Greenway Trail SE  4.5 paved Brooklyn
Vestal Rail Trail C 3.4 paved Vestal
Walkway Over the Hudson SE 1.5 paved Poughkeepsie
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail SE 22 unpaved Kingston, Rosendale, Walden
Warren County Bikeway  SE 9.4 paved Lake George, Queensbury, Glens Falls
Zim Smith Trail E 8.8 paved Ballston Spa, Maltaville, Ushers


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in the State of New York.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in New York

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of New York.

Statewide New York State

includes trails that span across the state

Western New York State

includes: Buffalo, Rochester, Sherman, Chautauqua Lake, Salamanca

Central New York State

includes: Syracuse, Oneida, Rome, Utica, Watkins Glen

Eastern New York State

includes: Albany, Troy, Ballston, Lake George, Queensbury, Glens Falls, Bloomville, Stamford

Southeastern New York State

includes: New York City, Elmsford, Brewster, Poughkeepsie