New Eagle Trail now open near Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Historic, scenic, and healthy— three characteristics that define the 3-mile long Eagle Trail at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. Thanks to the Friends of Schoharie Crossing for bringing this trail segment to life! The Friends of Schoharie Crossing decided to undertake a non-traditional approach through PTNY’s Adopt-A-Trail program. Instead of adopting an existing trail … Continue reading New Eagle Trail now open near Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Nine Pin Cider is our pick

Nine Pin Cider is an appeeling stop on the Erie Canalway Trail for many bicycle riders. The cidery and tasting room is a Bike Friendly New York business worth visiting.  Nine Pin Cider is New York state’s first farm cidery. It was founded in 2013 by Alejandro del Peral and has grown bigger and better … Continue reading Nine Pin Cider is our pick

‘Tuesdays on the Towpath’ helps everyone enjoy a trip on the Canalway Trail

Seven years ago the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum created the concept of “Tuesdays on the Towpath,” an annual recreational bike ride series. The rides cover primarily the “Long Level” section within the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park.  The easy-paced rides are guided and typically include a speaker who illuminates the history, ecology, future … Continue reading ‘Tuesdays on the Towpath’ helps everyone enjoy a trip on the Canalway Trail

Riders soak in fall colors along the Empire State Trail with “Pedal to Peebles” event

As a part of the annual Bike Your Park Day and Hudson River Valley Ramble, Parks & Trails New York hosted “Pedal to Peebles on the Empire State Trail” on Saturday, September 28. This year was the fourth annual Bike Your Park Day and consisted of over 1,000 rides and more than 14,000 participants. The event provides cyclists … Continue reading Riders soak in fall colors along the Empire State Trail with “Pedal to Peebles” event

Links between Empire State Trail and Adirondacks highlight Bicyclists Bring Business event in Glens Falls

A long distance traveler coming up the Champlain Canalway Trail and turning onto the Feeder Canal Trail to get into the Adirondacks. A family vacationing in Lake George Village and taking a day trip down the Warren County Bikeway. A Glens Falls resident commuting to work in Hudson Falls. A cycling enthusiast going for rides … Continue reading Links between Empire State Trail and Adirondacks highlight Bicyclists Bring Business event in Glens Falls

Erie Armada to highlight New York brews, bites and boats

Erie Armada will celebrate its inaugural year in Macedon Canal Park, September 20 – 22, 2019, with a multi-tiered, immersive experience featuring exclusive canal-inspired collaboration brews from brewers throughout New York including Queens-based LIC Beer Project and Buffalo's Thin Man Brewery, Barrier Brewing Co. in Long Island and Rare Form Brewing Co. out of Troy, plus upstate cideries Nine Pin Cider Works and Rogers' Cideryard from Albany and Johnstown respectively. The three-day … Continue reading Erie Armada to highlight New York brews, bites and boats

Gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail Continue to Disappear

Some of the biggest challenges in completing the Erie Canalway Trail are being met. That’s especially true in the Mohawk Valley, where formerly on-road sections are getting hikers and cyclists closer to the water. A new section recently opened in Herkimer County, from Fort Herkimer Church at German Flatts Town Park on Route 55 to … Continue reading Gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail Continue to Disappear

Tinsel: A Sweet Treat for Bicyclists

Tinsel is an extraordinary ice cream shop in Albion. The business name ‘tinsel’ is in honor of the city’s unique relation to Santa Claus. Other than ice cream, they sell craft soda, floats, milkshakes, sundaes, and cookies. They not only satisfy a sweet tooth – they also sell healthy food, coffee drinks, and tea. Tinsel … Continue reading Tinsel: A Sweet Treat for Bicyclists

Canalway Challenge Racks Up Big Miles

300,000 miles! That’s the distance you’d travel if you drove from New York City to Los Angeles 107 times. That’s how far you’d go if you flew from Paris to Shanghai 52 times, or rocketed to the moon and halfway back. That’s how many miles people have pledged to walk, run, cycle, and paddle for … Continue reading Canalway Challenge Racks Up Big Miles

Trail Keepers beautify Erie Canalway Trail near Lockport

One of the more memorable stretches of the Erie Canalway Trail runs between Pendleton and Lockport in Niagara County - and it's about to get even better. The trail through these communities stands out largely thanks to the effort of Trail Keepers, a group of more than 40 volunteers coordinated by green-thumbed Lockport resident Sandy Guzzetti. … Continue reading Trail Keepers beautify Erie Canalway Trail near Lockport