Bike Friendly New York: Tying Trails with Economic Opportunity

Most Erie Canalside communities are familiar with the abundance of cyclists who pedal through on the Erie Canalway Trail. In fact, there are millions of visitors on the trail annually.  Bike-Friendly New York logo As part of the longest multi-use trail in the nation and a premier cycling destination, the historic corridor’s glory days are … Continue reading Bike Friendly New York: Tying Trails with Economic Opportunity

24th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour provides 750 riders with the journey of a lifetime across New York

The 24th annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour finished its eight-day journey on Sunday, July 17 in Albany. The approximately 750 riders who left from Buffalo a week earlier experienced some of the best sights that New York State has to offer over the week. 2022 marks the 24th year of the tour, organized every … Continue reading 24th Annual Cycle the Erie Canal tour provides 750 riders with the journey of a lifetime across New York

Spend Your Summer “On the Canals”

With summer fast approaching, it is time to start planning weekend trips and family activities. The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation are once again making it easy for New Yorkers to experience summer fun right in the heart of Upstate New York. Now back for its third season, “On the … Continue reading Spend Your Summer “On the Canals”

Have Bike, Will Ride for Ice Cream

If you’re like many cyclists, treating yourself to ice cream or a beer during or after your ride is the best way to roll. The Canalway Corridor is full of fantastic local flavor, and you’ll find great options in almost every community. Here is a list of some of our favorites (listed along the Erie … Continue reading Have Bike, Will Ride for Ice Cream

Guide to Camping on the Erie Canalway Trail

If you love sleeping under the open sky and waking up to the sun, or you're just traveling on a budget, camping along the Erie Canalway Trail is a great way to spend your nights on the trail. Luckily, the Erie Canalway corridor has lots of places to pitch a tent, giving you the flexibility … Continue reading Guide to Camping on the Erie Canalway Trail

Brockport Embraced as Empire State Trail Town

The recreation season is in full swing in Brockport! As part of the Empire State Trail Town pilot program, we are ramping up exploring new ways to engage with outdoor enthusiasts in the village. PTNY selected the Village of Brockport as a pilot community for the Empire State Trail Town program after learning more about … Continue reading Brockport Embraced as Empire State Trail Town

Canalway Trail sees more than 3 million visits in 2021

The 524-mile Canalway Trail system is one of New York State’s premier outdoor destinations. The trail gives millions of New Yorkers in more than 200 canalside communities a dedicated place to walk, jog, and bike right from their doorsteps and is a draw for visitors from around the world. Since 2005, Parks & Trails New … Continue reading Canalway Trail sees more than 3 million visits in 2021

Increasing Tourism Infrastructure and Events with a New Grant Program

New York State’s Canal system keeps getting better. Last month, the New York State Canal Corporation, through the Reimagine the Canals initiative, and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor launched a new competitive grant program to support tourism and recreation along the New York State Canal system, including its waterways and Canalway Trail. The two … Continue reading Increasing Tourism Infrastructure and Events with a New Grant Program

New Itineraries Will Help You Plan Your Next Trip Along the Canals

Have you ever wanted to do a multiday bike ride along the Erie Canal but planning a trip seemed daunting? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to sample some of the best spots for cycling and sightseeing but weren’t sure where to begin. The Erie Canalway National Heritage has developed seven new multiday itineraries that make it … Continue reading New Itineraries Will Help You Plan Your Next Trip Along the Canals

Catch Up on the Champlain Canalway Trail

The Champlain Canalway Trail extends 62 miles from Waterford to Whitehall, with portions co-located on the Empire State Trail. Over the last few months, investments have brought improvements to the trail that are worth a ride to go check out! Trail Improvements in Waterford: Broad Street (Village of Waterford) to 1.2 miles north Work was … Continue reading Catch Up on the Champlain Canalway Trail