Feathered Friends along the Champlain Canalway Trail

No matter where you are on the Champlain Canalway Trail, you have a front row seat to observe the abundance of common and endangered birds that live in the area or are on their migratory path during the spring and fall.  Midway along the Champlain Canalway Trail between Schuylerville and Fort Edward there are two … Continue reading Feathered Friends along the Champlain Canalway Trail

2021 Canalway Challengers Discover the Best of the Canalway Corridor

Mary Davis and Anne Sabo, 360-mile End-to-Enders Thousands of people from around the country are walking, running, cycling, and paddling the canals and Canalway Trail in 2021 as part of the Canalway Challenge. Along the way, they are discovering the remarkable history, hometown hospitality, and unique local flavors that make the Erie Canalway National Heritage … Continue reading 2021 Canalway Challengers Discover the Best of the Canalway Corridor

Bicyclists Brings Business Rolls into Ilion

The Erie Canalway Trail attracts all different kinds of users for a variety of uses– rollerblading, skateboarding, dog-walking, running and cycling. All of these users can have a positive impact on the trail and surrounding communities. Cyclists, because there are so many of them (48 million people in the United States bicycle recreationally each year), … Continue reading Bicyclists Brings Business Rolls into Ilion

On the Canals: Unique Excursions Along New York’s Historic Canals and Canalway Trails

From warm weather and blue skies to crisp air and colorful trees, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corporation invite you to join us in ushering in a new season of “On the Canals.” Following the smashing success of the summer excursion program, a new slate of family fun … Continue reading On the Canals: Unique Excursions Along New York’s Historic Canals and Canalway Trails

Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

This fall, we are excited to welcome back Erica, PTNY's Arthur V. Savage Fellow, after her epic cross-country journey by bike. As part of her 3,000 mile adventure from Maine to Montana, she crossed through New York on the Empire State Trail, taking the Champlain Canalway Trail from Whitehall to Albany and the Erie Canalway … Continue reading Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

A Summer to Remember “On the Canals”

This summer, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corporation are taking Governor Cuomo’s Reimagine the Canals initiative to a whole new level. Following the success of last year’s “NY Canal Staycations” program, which featured kayaking on the Canal system and cycling on the Empire State Trail, NYPA and the Canal … Continue reading A Summer to Remember “On the Canals”

Planning an adventure on the Erie Canalway Trail

Maybe you’ve known about it for years and you’ve always wanted to make the trip. Maybe you’re just hearing about it with the publicity coming to the trail now that it’s part of New York’s 750-mile Empire State Trail. Maybe you saw hundreds of riders come through your town as part of the annual Cycle … Continue reading Planning an adventure on the Erie Canalway Trail

Explore centuries of Canal History at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Majestically located near the confluence of the Schoharie Creek and Mohawk River, the remains of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct harken to an ever-industrializing era in American history.  These “Roman arches over Indian waters” carried the second version of the Erie Canal over the dangerous waters of the creek.  In its first iteration, the canal crossed … Continue reading Explore centuries of Canal History at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site