Niagara Gorge Rim Trail
Length: 6.5 miles
Points of interest: Niagara Falls State Park, Devil’s Hole State Park, Whirlpool State Park
This Niagara bike path follows the upper ridge of the eastern side of the Niagara Gorge. Begin your journey on Goat Island, then cross the river and follow the trail as it hugs the gorge. Be sure to hop of your bike and follow one of the foot paths down into the gorge to experience the rushing waters from another vantage point.
Erie Canalway Trail
Length: 291.9 miles
Points of interest (in Niagara County): Erie Canal Discovery Center, Flight of Five locks
This epic trail — which will grow epic-er over the coming years, stretching to 360 miles in length — follows the Erie Canal in its entirety from Albany to Buffalo. In Niagara County, it rolls through scenic Lockport before dropping south towards North Tonawanda.
Kiwanis Park Trail
Length: 8 miles
Points of interest: Lewiston, Joseph Davis State Park, Old Fort Niagara
This trail starts in the historic Village of Lewiston and runs north to Youngstown, following the Niagara River until it meets mighty Lake Ontario. Stop and enjoy the views at Fort Niagara State Park, the trail’s terminus. On a clear day, you can peer out over Lake Ontario and catch a glimpse of Toronto, some 30 miles away.
Length: 21.7 miles
Points of interest: Niawanda Park, Tonawanda’s Gateway Harbor Park, Canalside and Outer Harbor in downtown Buffalo
This is the western segment of the Erie Canalway Trail. It runs along the Niagara River until it meets Lake Erie and then follows the shoreline south to downtown Buffalo. Canalside is a fun waterfront destination — or a great starting point to a day’s ride north.