Cycle the Erie Canal – Better Than Ever!

The 2015 edition of PTNY's Cycle the Erie Canal was a huge success, with approximately 600 riders making their way across the state on the historic Erie Canalway Trail. In addition to the record-breaking number of persons participating, this year's ride also featured a new return shuttle to Buffalo and enhanced menu options at the … Continue reading Cycle the Erie Canal – Better Than Ever!

Jumpin’ Jacks – A Trailside Favorite in Scotia

For many in the Capital Region, the arrival of spring is marked by the opening of legendary Scotia car-hop, Jumpin’ Jacks, within sight of the Erie Canalway Trail. Jumpin’ Jacks’ annual opening for the season coincides with the peak of spring fever and a renewed appetite for grilled burgers, hot dogs, and ice cream. Crowds … Continue reading Jumpin’ Jacks – A Trailside Favorite in Scotia

Meet Erie Canalway Trail End-to-Enders Bill and Ann Testerman

Bill and Ann Testerman biked from Washington, DC to Albany, completing three of America’s longest trails, including the Erie Canalway Trail. Like many visitors from outside of New York State, Bill and Ann were impressed by the friendliness of the people and pleasantly surprised by the farmland surrounding much of the trail.  Bill and Ann … Continue reading Meet Erie Canalway Trail End-to-Enders Bill and Ann Testerman

Inaugural Tour the Towpath Showcases Old Erie Canal Trail Section

The 36 miles of Erie Canalway Trail that run through Old Erie Canal State Park are some of the most picturesque along the entire state-wide route. A new event, Tour the Towpath, showcases these scenic stretches and the historic communities that they connect on a one- or two-day supported ride. On Friday July 31, the inaugural Tour … Continue reading Inaugural Tour the Towpath Showcases Old Erie Canal Trail Section

Stockade Inn fortifies trail travelers in Schenectady

Located just off the Erie Canalway Trail in Schenectady’s Stockade Historic District, the 18 guest rooms of the Stockade Inn provides high-quality service--including complementary high speed internet access, cable TV, HBO, individually controlled heat and air conditioning, private bathroom and vanity, and a business style desk--to trail travelers and other sojourners alike. The Stockade Inn … Continue reading Stockade Inn fortifies trail travelers in Schenectady

Bicyclists Bring Business rolls into the Tonawandas

Bicyclists Bring Business Roundtable and Bike-a-Round held in the Tonawandas on October 14 and 15 highlighted significant local enthusiasm for the cities of Tonawanda and North Tonwanda to serve as a regional cycling hub. Situated at the intersection of several long-distance trails, including the Erie Canalway Trail, and close to the Canadian border, the two cites are … Continue reading Bicyclists Bring Business rolls into the Tonawandas

Karen’s Ice Cream and Produce – a must-stop on the ECT

Inventive ice cream flavors, such as Caramel Cheesecake Cookie and Cappuccino Crunch,  and healthy, fresh produce make Karen's Ice Cream and Produce in Fort Hunter a must-stop on the Erie Canalway Trail. Located right off the trail, across Route 5s where the Mohawk River and Schoharie Creek meet, Karen's serves up homemade treats including specialty ice cream, … Continue reading Karen’s Ice Cream and Produce – a must-stop on the ECT

500 riders, 400 miles, 300 photos, 200 communities: Cycling the Erie Canal

There is no better way to see  the history and beautiful scenery New York has to offer than traveling by bike. This year PTNY hosted more than 500  bicyclists on the 16th annual Cycling the Erie Canal bike tour July 13-20. Representatives from the New York State Canal Corporation, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation … Continue reading 500 riders, 400 miles, 300 photos, 200 communities: Cycling the Erie Canal