For the past three years, the Friends of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike-Hike Trail has partnered with CREATE Community Studios in Schenectady to bring art to the Capital Region section of the Erie Canalway/Empire State Trail.
A huge thank you is in order to all who came out on Earth Day weekend, April 23-25, to celebrate the 16th annual Canal Clean Sweep. The weekend saw over 120 events from Buffalo to Albany, with small groups of family and friends spending their day collecting litter, raking, and planting. The Canalway Trail witnessed … Continue reading Canal Clean Sweep Celebrates 16th Year With Over 120 Clean Up Events
The Erie Canal is something New Yorkers and beyond so often take for granted. A revolutionary feat of engineering built by the generations before us, the Canal connected the east to the west, opening the state to trade routes across the nation. The communities built along the banks of the Canal could thrive with their … Continue reading One Year Later, “Reimagine the Canals” is Breathing New Life into Canalside Communities
1. What led you to want to take on the roles and responsibilities of a trail adopter? As BSA Scouts, we are always looking at ways to help out in the community and get outside. Our older Scouts also need to perform conservation service so adopting a section of the trail seemed like a perfect … Continue reading Adopt-A-Trail Spotlight: BSA Pack/Troop 25
Spring has sprung (finally!) - so we made a list of some of the state's finest gardens accessible from an easy trip off the Erie Canalway Trail. What better way to celebrate spring than with a ride to a park or garden bursting with blooms? And with Mother's Day just around the corner, we've got … Continue reading 7 Spots Along the Erie Canalway Trail to Stop and Smell the Flowers
The outstanding bicycling and sightseeing along the legendary Erie Canal is highlighted in the newly revised edition of Cycling the Erie Canal: A guide to 360 miles of adventure and history along the Erie Canalway Trail.
For both experienced and novice cyclists making their way across the Erie Canalway Trail, identifying the right accommodations on your trip is an important factor to consider— after all, getting in a good night’s sleep and a well-balanced breakfast could mean the difference between biking for 6 miles or 60 miles the following day. For … Continue reading Bike Friendly Business Spotlight: Oak and Ivy Bed and Breakfast
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
Check out the end-of-year, print edition of Canalway Trail Times. https://issuu.com/parkstrailsnewyork/docs/canalwaytrailtimes57_final
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