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

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

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

No matter the weather, cleaning the canal together is better!

Many thanks to the New Yorkers who celebrated the 14th annual Canal Clean Sweep. The 87 cleanup events saw more than 2,500 spirited volunteers do some spring cleaning for the Canal Corridor.  Volunteers worked hard by raking, collecting litter, and planting during this year’s Canal Clean Sweep. The Canalway Trail is looking good just in time for … Continue reading No matter the weather, cleaning the canal together is better!

Trail Ambassadors: The Canalway Trail Wants You!

Looking for a new way to show your appreciation for the Canalway Trail or maybe just an excuse to log more trail miles? The Canalway Trail Ambassador program may be a great fit for you. Canalway Trail Ambassadors are volunteers who ride patrols on the Canalway Trail. Parks & Trails New York, in collaboration with … Continue reading Trail Ambassadors: The Canalway Trail Wants You!

Rome residents help keep local stretch of Canalway Trail beautiful and safe

Users of the Canalway Trail near Rome may have noticed some improvements this summer, thanks to the efforts of new trail adopters Brian Moore and Julia Taylor. PTNY recently had a chance to catch up with Brian to hear about his experience so far as a trail adopter. Q: What led you to get involved … Continue reading Rome residents help keep local stretch of Canalway Trail beautiful and safe

Erie Canalway Neighbors Association Adopts Historic Oxbow Trail

A unique section of trail along the Historic Erie Canal is being given extra attention this summer thanks to the efforts of the Erie Canalway Neighbors Association (ECNA). The Oxbow Trail, along the banks of the original Erie Canal, is the newest trail recipient of Adopt-a-Trail program love.  The ECNA was originally started by Fairport … Continue reading Erie Canalway Neighbors Association Adopts Historic Oxbow Trail

New Niagara County Adopt-a-Trail group beautifying Erie Canalway Trailheads

If you've been on the Erie Canalway Trail's Pendleton and Amherst sections this spring you've probably noticed some improvements to the trailhead gardens. At many of these trailheads, what were once non-descript trail access points, flowering gardens with repurposed bicycle part sculptures have sprouted up. This beautification project is the work of green-thumbed Lockport resident, … Continue reading New Niagara County Adopt-a-Trail group beautifying Erie Canalway Trailheads

No Sitting Around for Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies

The Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies are not your typical lawn chair loungers. In fact, their motto is “Lawn Chair Ladies are the best, they don’t sit like all the rest!” The Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies is a marching and dancing unit made up of Kendall Central School alumni and their friends. The group first convened … Continue reading No Sitting Around for Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies