Fri, 28 Jan 2011

Rail Trails #3 #tags railtrail,bicycling

I have a goal of riding every named Rail-Trail in New York State. There are many more railbeds not used for trains anymore which are also ridable. They are usually unnamed, unsigned, and unpublished. I speculate that this is because the owner is either indifferent or away. I've ridden some of these but I'm more interested in getting the named trails ridden first. I'm maintaining the list of NY rail-trails on my Rutland Trail website.

I'm also uploading them to OpenStreetMap.

This year (so far) I've ridden on the Cato Fair Haven Trail (partial), the Genesee Valley Greenway (very partial -- it's 90 miles long), and the Webster Hojack Trail. Also rode a trail that I don't have in my database. Goes on the Lehigh south of Rochester (just off the RIT campus). Also a portion of the Clarence Akron Pathway; probably about half. Nicely paved, very popular trail. Also about five miles of the Canalway Trail in Rochester. Rode the Outlet Trail end to end. And all of the built portions of the Catherine Valley Trail.

Trails I've ridden:

Trails I haven't (yet) ridden:

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