Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Syracuse area


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

Syracuse, New York map area

Syracuse, New York

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Erie Canalway

I-81 Trail

Onandaga Creekwalk

Onandaga East Shore Recreation Trail

Onandaga Shoreline Walking Trail

Onandaga West Shore Trail




Regional Trails

Syracuse is located in Central New York State. The city is situated on the Erie Canal and Onondaga Lake. This area is in the heart of beautiful Upstate New York with Lake Ontario to the north, Oneida Lake to the northeast and the Finger Lake Region to the south. The Finger Lake Region is known for its wine, hard-cider, lovely bed and breakfasts and beautiful vineyards and farms.

Onondaga Lake Trails

There are a number of paved recreational trails located at the north end of Onondaga Lake. These trails are for walking and bike riding. Some trails are located in Onondaga Lake County Park. Other trails follow the southwest shore near the community of Lakeland.

I-81 Trail

There is a 1.7-mile long paved pathway located alongside Interstate 81 on the east side of Onondaga Lake. The trail stretches from 7th Street North and Ley Creek Drive in Liverpool to the shopping center at the Brewerton Road interchange.

Erie Canalway

The Erie Canalway is a system of paved and unpaved pathways that stretches across upstate New York for over 524 miles. This system of individual and often separate trails stretches from Buffalo to Albany. The trail goes through miles of the beautiful New York countryside and past a number of larger cities and numerous smaller communities.

Pathways for the Erie Canalway are located to the east and to the west of Syracuse. There is a 12.5 mile long gap in the Erie Canalway system in the Syracuse area and trail users must use local streets to travel from one section to the other. The sections near Syracuse go past farmland and through beautiful forested sections. There are few road crossing and the grades are gentle.

The endpoint of the trail going to the west is located at Warners Road at 0.7 miles south of Thompson Road. The trailhead is located across the road from Reed Webster Park. This section of the Erie Canalway extends to Weedsport. There are a few short gaps in the trail and the trail has a surface of compacted crushed stone in this section.

The endpoint of the Erie Canalway heading east is located in DeWitt at Butternut Drive, just north of the Kinne Road bridge over Interstate 481. There is a trailhead with parking to the south of the Town Hall of DeWitt. This section of the Erie Canalway goes as far as Rome and Utica, with a few short gaps. The trail has a surface of compacted crushed stone in this section.

Read more about the Erie Canalway


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Syracuse, 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