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

Gardening Along the Erie Canal

The Erie Canalway Trail is quite colorful during the summertime. There are of course the people and their smiling faces but also, murals, storefronts, and a sunny day’s sky. A part of the corridor’s lively hues and shades is all the plants in bloom along the corridor. The Erie Canal has a long history of … Continue reading Gardening Along the Erie Canal

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

Progress Continues for Champlain Canalway Trail

Good news for Washington County: significant progress is being made in the Town of Kingsbury on the Champlain Canalway Trail. This brings New York one step closer to closing the gaps in the Empire State Trail network.For many years, the hamlet Dunham’s Basin posed a likely insurmountable obstacle to the completion of any trail along … Continue reading Progress Continues for Champlain Canalway Trail

New trails open in Albany, Syracuse

If the opening of the Empire State Trail wasn’t reason enough to be excited, there are new trails that connect to the Erie Canalway Trail that are coming online - both in the planning process and being completed and opened to the public - across the state. Here are some updates on two of them. … Continue reading New trails open in Albany, Syracuse

Virtual Cycle the Erie Canal Celebrates 22 Years of Memories

The Cycle the Erie Canal tour is an eight-day, fully-supported ride that starts in Buffalo and finishes in Albany. Each day cyclists travel approximately 40 miles along the historic Erie Canalway Trail. The tour is rich in scenery and history and designed to allow time for participants to stop and explore the towns and sites … Continue reading Virtual Cycle the Erie Canal Celebrates 22 Years of Memories

Bike Shops Are Essential and It Is Essential to Stay Active

Despite the pandemic, bike shops along the Erie Canalway Trail continue to welcome customers and people continue to bicycle, some even more than ever! Thankfully, bike shops are considered essential businesses in New York. In order to accommodate cyclists and keep them riding during the pandemic, bike shops have taken precautionary measures to ensure the … Continue reading Bike Shops Are Essential and It Is Essential to Stay Active