Canalway Trail System drew more than 4 million visits in 2020

ALBANY, NY – Use along the Erie Canalway Trail and Champlain Canalway Trail increased in 2020, according to the 2020 Who’s on the Trail report from Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC). The Canalway Trail system as a whole saw an estimated 4.2 million visits in 2020, … Continue reading Canalway Trail System drew more than 4 million visits in 2020

Passport Program Celebrates Breweries Along the Empire State Trail

New York State has partnered with the New York State Brewers Association to launch a new program highlighting the more than 200 craft breweries found along and near the Empire State Trail: The Empire State Trail Brewery Passport. The virtual program, available through the existing New York Craft Beer App, encourages New Yorkers to visit … Continue reading Passport Program Celebrates Breweries Along the Empire State Trail

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