Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

As the weather warms and days stay brighter longer, the New York State Canal Corporation is preparing for another great season of summer recreation in Upstate New York. Boaters, paddlers, and individuals looking to exercise both mind and body will soon be able to enjoy the bucolic landscapes that adjoin our Canals and trails in … Continue reading Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

Cycle the Erie Canal Keeps On Rolling

Cycle the Erie Canal, one of Parks & Trails New York’s most anticipated events, provides eight days of cycling, scenery, history, friendship and endless adventure. This year, in July, more than 600 cyclists were scheduled to embark on the 400-mile journey from Buffalo to Albany along the iconic Erie Canal on the almost-completed Erie Canalway … Continue reading Cycle the Erie Canal Keeps On Rolling

Canalway Trail receives over 3.3 million visits

Use along the 360-mile Erie Canalway Trail and 90-mile Champlain Canalway Trail remains high, according to the 2019 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 over 3.3 million visits in 2019, including three million … Continue reading Canalway Trail receives over 3.3 million visits

End of Isolation Itinerary

Although a lot of us have had to cancel recent travel plans, we hope you’re still thinking about the anticipated “rain date” when the places that you loved to frequent are open, filled with people and the air is buzzing with good, positive conversation again. Getting on a plane might not be realistic at this … Continue reading End of Isolation Itinerary

Hot Off the Press: Canalway Trail Times, Issue #53

Dear Canalway Trail Times Reader: Happy New Year! We are exited to share the digital version of the Winter 2019-2020 edition of Canalway Trail Times with you. Each year, we produce an end of year issue of the Canalway Trail Times. Our print editions are mailed partners throughout the Canal Corridor. The print edition includes … Continue reading Hot Off the Press: Canalway Trail Times, Issue #53

Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group holds trail update for Supervisors and Mayors

The leaders of communities from all along the length of the Champlain Canalway Trail came together on October 24 to share and hear updates on the status of the Champlain Canalway Trail (CCT). The CCT Working Group's annual Supervisors and Mayors meeting, was held this year in a newly acquired parcel of land in Greenwich, … Continue reading Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group holds trail update for Supervisors and Mayors

Canalway Challenge Racks Up Miles and Accolades

This was an incredible and unforgettable experience. I grew up in the vicinity of the Erie Canal and knew some history of it. I had no idea how much more there was to it! The towns along the way were so welcoming to cyclists and I will never forget this experience! –Angelica P., 360-End-to-Ender  More … Continue reading Canalway Challenge Racks Up Miles and Accolades

Empire State Trail Breweries Passport

What happens when you’ve spent the day on the Empire State Trail and you suddenly crave some high-quality beer? There’s an app for that. Governor Cuomo has launched the Empire State Trail Breweries Passport, which is being run by the New York State Brewers Association, through a partnership with the state Canal Corporation. The app’s … Continue reading Empire State Trail Breweries Passport

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