Empire State Trail Town Action Plan Sets Brockport Up for Success

Java Junction, a popular stop for coffee along the Erie Canalway Trail in the first Empire State Trail Town. In 2022, Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC) launched the Empire State Trail Town program to showcase the value of the Empire State Trail, the nation’s longest multi-use … Continue reading Empire State Trail Town Action Plan Sets Brockport Up for Success

Get Active, Give Back, and Go Explore: Volunteer on the Erie Canalway Trail

At the end of the calendar year most of us dream up an ambitious new year’s resolution to set a positive precedent for the upcoming year. If your resolution is to be a healthier, more philanthropic, adventurous person, this is your year to become a volunteer along the Erie Canalway Trail. While the winter weather … Continue reading Get Active, Give Back, and Go Explore: Volunteer on the Erie Canalway Trail

Eating your way across the Erie Canalway Trail

Cycling the Erie Canal - both PTNY’s organized tour and a self-supported tour - are both known as opportunities to “eat your way across the state” and experience some of the great local delicacies that New York’s canal communities have to offer. From Buffalo Wings to Utica Pie, it's a good thing cycling works up … Continue reading Eating your way across the Erie Canalway Trail

“On the Canals” – Winter 2023 Edition!

It's beginning to look a lot like the holiday season at the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corporation, as they prepare to deliver a slew of fun-filled snowy excursions to New Yorkers for yet another winter season. From January 1 through March 4, the “On the Canals” program will … Continue reading “On the Canals” – Winter 2023 Edition!

Exciting New Bike Safety Improvements Coming to Buffalo and Utica

Earlier this summer, it was announced that the Canalway Trail cities of Buffalo and Utica received federally-funded RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) grants to enhance active transportation and improve connections to the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail. This is great news for the millions of visitors and residents that will benefit from … Continue reading Exciting New Bike Safety Improvements Coming to Buffalo and Utica