Canalway Trail Provides Inspiration for Erie Canal House

The Erie Canal House in Canajoharie is recent addition to bike friendly lodging choices along the Erie Canalway Trail, however the B & B's foundations lay deep in the heritage of the Canal and the future of the Canalway Trail as a recreational destination. Located directly on the Canalway Trail in the village of Canajoharie, … Continue reading Canalway Trail Provides Inspiration for Erie Canal House

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New Report reveals that Canal Events and Tours Generate $1.5 Billion in Annual Economic Impact

A new study of the economic impact of events and tours in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calls attention to the power of tourism along New York State’s iconic canals. An estimated $1.5 billion annually is generated by events, boat tours, bicycle and paddle-sport rentals and historic site/museum tours along the Erie, Champlain, Owsego … Continue reading New Report reveals that Canal Events and Tours Generate $1.5 Billion in Annual Economic Impact

Hittin’ the Trail

2017 Bicyclists Bring Business Events Head to Utica Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Canal Corporation hit the trail to Utica for the annual "Bicyclists Bring Business: Canalway Trail Tourism for Your Downtown!" events. The evening program and community bike ride generated healthy discussion and excitement about how Utica, Oneida County, and the Mohawk Valley can … Continue reading Hittin’ the Trail

Great Flats Brewing: Serving Schenectady’s Bike Scene

Great Flats Brewing makes great beer, and as a meeting point for Schenectady's growing cycling scene. And it's all just blocks from the Canalway Trail! Great Flats Brewing opened in March, 2017. Using ingredients grown in New York State, they serve fresh beer, cider, and wine. Great Flats organized a clean up event as part … Continue reading Great Flats Brewing: Serving Schenectady’s Bike Scene

Bicentennial Rides

2017 not only marks the 200th anniversary of Erie Canal construction. It’s also the 200th birthday of the bicycle, invented in Germany. Celebrate both by cycling these bicentennial routes on the Erie Canalway Trail: Cycle from Rome to Syracuse in the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park. Start in Rome and you’ll be at ground … Continue reading Bicentennial Rides

Hilton Garden Inn: Bike Friendly in Bushnell’s Basin

This month's Trailside business, the Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford, has served cyclists on the statewide Canalway Trail system since 2013. This year, they will become the first bike-friendly certified business as part of Parks & Trails New York and the NYS Canal Corporation's Bike Friendly New York program, set to launch in May. Situated right … Continue reading Hilton Garden Inn: Bike Friendly in Bushnell’s Basin

New Transportation Service Ready to Roll on the Canalway Trail

Erie Canal Bike Shuttle (ECBS), a new shuttle service on the Erie Canalway Trail, is gearing up for our very first season! The service was designed especially for cyclists. ECBS will operate 3 shuttle buses, each accommodating up to 24 cyclists, and have enclosed cargo trailers that will haul the bikes and gear. Buses with … Continue reading New Transportation Service Ready to Roll on the Canalway Trail