Author Topic: Getting through Syracuse, NY on Erie Canal Trail  (Read 1049 times)

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Offline mucknort

Getting through Syracuse, NY on Erie Canal Trail
« on: July 03, 2010, 10:51:27 am »
Just started Albany to Seattle bike trip. We are crossing NY on Erie Canal Trail using ptny guidebook and Rte 5 bike map. Guide says travel through Syracuse is iffy. Wondering if we should follow book path through city or go around to the north on Rte 5. We were planning on camping at Green Lakes campground east of Syracuse, but they (and every campground are full up cuz of 4th of july weekend.
Suggestions? Thanks!
Erik

Offline JimF

Re: Getting through Syracuse, NY on Erie Canal Trail
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2010, 01:23:33 pm »
I passed through Syracuse on the Erie Canal path last year, going from W to E. Spent an extra day at one of the B&Bs. Navigating can be a little tricky downtown, but if you are passing on the weekend, traffic should be light. We found the drivers to be courteous. Enjoy the Fourth!