Bayfront Connector Trail (Bayfront Bikeway)

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Bayfront Connector Trail (Bayfront Bikeway) is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Erie, Pennsylvania and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, running, and road biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.8 miles Elevation Gain: 242 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

road biking




city walk

The Bayfront Connector Trail, also known as the Bayfront Bikeway, offers a paved route across the city of Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania. At its east end is the Penn State Behrend campus; from there, the trail continues downhill following the Bayfront Connector, a four-lane expressway, to Frontier Park on the west end of town. Along the way, the trail offers an eclectic mix of cityscapes, wooded stretches, and lake views. The Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park, which offers a wealth of educational programming and events, is a highlight of the trip. Although the pathway ends at Frontier Park, you could continue on the bikeway along Sixth Street to reach Presque Isle State Park, a beautiful peninsula park offering more than 3,000 acres to explore and sandy beaches along Lake Erie.

road biking
5 months ago

Well maintanied and easy to bike trail through Erie. It's almost entirely downhill, so this is great for children and adults alike. There's a lot of trails that connect, especially near downtown Erie, that allow for some really cool vistas of the harbor.

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