Major Victory for Erie Canal Landscapes and Historic Sites

On August 4, the Great American Outdoors Act was signed into law. After decades of bipartisan efforts and citizen action, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) will be fully and permanently funded at $900 million. The LWCF is a national program that provides funds and matching grants to protect natural resources and outdoor recreation. … Continue reading Major Victory for Erie Canal Landscapes and Historic Sites

Signs Installed Along the NYS Canalway Water Trail

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor recently installed new signs to mark the NYS Canalway Water Trail at more than 140 launch sites along the Erie, Champlain, Cayuga-Seneca, and Oswego canals. The blue and yellow signs are intended to help paddlers identify safe put-in and take-out sites from the water and assist with wayfinding to … Continue reading Signs Installed Along the NYS Canalway Water Trail

PTNY Welcomes Erica, Arthur V. Savage Intern

The Trails team at PTNY is excited to welcome Erica Schneider as our 2020 Arthur V. Savage Intern! Originally from northern Virginia, Erica grew up biking on the W&OD trail just minutes from her door. While receiving her B.A. in Linguistics from the College of William and Mary, she discovered a love for cycling on … Continue reading PTNY Welcomes Erica, Arthur V. Savage Intern

Insights from Trail Ambassdor, Dave Kellogg

Parks & Trails New York is fortunate to have a reliable network of volunteers that dedicate their time and energy to help maintain the Erie Canalway Trail, create a welcoming, friendly environment for its users, and offer their assistance to those that they encounter on the trail. Whether through PTNY's Adopt-a-Trail or Trail Ambassador program, … Continue reading Insights from Trail Ambassdor, Dave Kellogg

Are Bike Friendly New York businesses haunted?

The Erie Canal is full of history. The corridor has seen its fair share of hustle and bustle, bringing strange visitors and oddities. Over the years, there have been many spooky occurrences, unresolved mysteries and other downright odd happenings. Today, the places that were home to these spooky happenings are now some of your favorite … Continue reading Are Bike Friendly New York businesses haunted?

Staycation Near You

With traditional summer vacation plans on hold, the New York Canal Corporation created six unique itineraries across the Canal system highlighting opportunities for New Yorkers to get outside and get moving, safely and close to home. The NY Canal Staycations program gives New Yorkers the chance to hike, bike, swim, and paddle while enjoying the … Continue reading Staycation Near You

Thank you to our ‘essential’ Bike Friendly New York businesses

The Bike Friendly New York program has certified over 150 businesses since 2017. These accommodations, retail stores, restaurants, and other establishments are no strangers to adapting to welcome their customers. These businesses help enhance the cycling experience and promote self-propelled travel, especially during the summer months when the canal corridor is especially busy.  However, this … Continue reading Thank you to our ‘essential’ Bike Friendly New York businesses

Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse

  One of the most challenging gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail was recently closed, as the state marked the completion of major construction on a new pedestrian bridge over Interstate 481 and key sections of the trail in the Town of Dewitt in Onondaga County. A key part of the project was the construction … Continue reading Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse