Finger Lakes tour - ride #8 - Cazenovia to Syracuse

Following on from Ride 7

Cazenovia to Syracuse, 38 miles. After packing our gear onto our bikes for the last time this trip, we’ll enjoy a day of riding that’s almost entirely downhill. From the upscale village of Cazenovia we’ll ride past Chittenango Falls. The falls drop into a valley that, thousands of years ago, was one of the Finger Lakes until its northern end gave way, permitting the lake to empty out. Soon we’ll arrive in the town of Chittenango, which played an important role in the development of the Erie Canal as many of the wooden canal boats were built and repaired here. We’ll have no problem finding a nice restaurant to host our final lunch together. After that, we’ll ride a section of the old Erie Canal towpath trail before returning to Syracuse and the end of our terrific 10-day tour.


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28.706 km / 17.837 mi

Total Distance

405 m / 1,330 ft

Total Ascent

378 m / 1,239 ft

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Matthew Ryan

25 days ago

Looking forward to seeing these trip reports Scott :-)

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