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Seaway Trail

Drive or boat along the shores of the St. Lawrence River and eastern Great Lakes. Historic sites include 26 lighthouses, the St. Lawrence Seaway, War of 1812 installations, and great museums. Enjoy welcoming harbors, agricultural landscapes, quaint villages, world-class sportfishing, Niagara Falls, 127 nature sites, and entry points to/from Canada.

photo: Monument to William E. Tyson, founder of the Seaway Trail. Located at Henderson, New York overlooking Lake Ontario. Photo by Loslazos.

Length: 94.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Scenic Byway
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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State(s): New York
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Description

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail is a 518 mile scenic driving route that follows the shores of Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario, and the St. Lawrence River in New York and Pennsylvania. One of the first roads in America to be designated as a National Scenic Byway, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail includes unique historical locations and cultural heritage sites in addition to outstanding views and scenic vistas.

The Great Lakes Seaway Trail connects unique destinations such as Presque Isle, Niagara Falls, and the Thousand Islands, the cities of Erie, Buffalo, Rochester, and Oswego, and charming waterfront towns and villages. Enjoy the scenic route on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail and experience the journey of a lifetime!

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1986

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Great Lakes Seaway Trail
Website: FHWA National Scenic Byway Trail Details

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Teresa Mitchell
Executive Director
Seaway Trail Inc.
109 Barracks Dr.
Sacketts Harbor, NY 13685
(315) 646-1000
teresa@seawaytrail.com
http://www.seawaytrail.com

 

Photos

Monument to William E. Tyson, founder of the Seaway Trail. Located at Henderson, New York overlooking Lake Ontario. Photo by Loslazos.

Monument to William E. Tyson, founder of the Seaway Trail. Located at Henderson, New York overlooking Lake Ontario. Photo by Loslazos.

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