Snowmobiling on the Champlain Canalway Trail

This winter represents the second year that a snowmobile trail has followed the Empire State Trail/Champlain Canalway Trail bike path in the towns of Kingsbury and Fort Ann.  A significant portion of this Champlain Canalway Trail route has been a snowmobile trail for several decades.  The completed trail now has created a complete 6-mile trail … Continue reading Snowmobiling on the Champlain Canalway Trail

Get in Gear to Register for the 24th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour

The Perfect Summer Adventure Picture this: On a warm day in July, you leave your car behind in Buffalo to pedal along the historic Erie Canalway Trail to Albany for Parks & Trails New York’s annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. Covering between 40 and 60 miles per day, you will travel along the … Continue reading Get in Gear to Register for the 24th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour

Weathering Winter on the Erie Canal

The New York State Canal System closed for the winter in mid-October this year. In the 19th century, the Erie Canal was also closed during the long, cold winter months. During this time, boats were not able to travel on a frozen canal, and the Canal was typically drained for maintenance. Due to ice, boats … Continue reading Weathering Winter on the Erie Canal

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