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

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!

2018 Clean Sweep a Sparkling Success

Spring Cleaning from Buffalo to Albany Thank you to the event organizers and thousands of passionate volunteers who participated in the 13th annual Canal Clean Sweep over Earth Day Weekend! Because of your hard work raking, collecting trash, and planting along the Canalway Trail System, the Canalway Trail is ready for the summer season! #WhadjaFind? … Continue reading 2018 Clean Sweep a Sparkling Success

Canal Clean Sweep celebrates 10th anniversary

Volunteers wore smiles and their commemorative, 10th Annual Canal Clean Sweep t-shirts as they took to rake and shovel on trail sections across the state. For the first time in several years, and perhaps due to some supernatural realization of the event's 10th anniversary, the skies were clear and volunteers enjoyed beautiful sunshine across much … Continue reading Canal Clean Sweep celebrates 10th anniversary

Brockport swim team keeps it clean

The Brockport High School Girls Swim Team has been involved in the Canalway Adopt-a-Trail program since its inception in 2003, demonstrating a commitment to their local community and providing a great service for all who love and use the trail. The group  cleans and maintains a section of trail in the Village of Brockport from the Smith … Continue reading Brockport swim team keeps it clean

Row for Hope – young Clean Sweep participants continue to give back

The  McQuaid Jesuit High School crew team uses the Erie Canal and Canalway Trail near Rochester for training. In return, the group has been an active participant in Canal Clean Sweep. For the last two years, the canal’s water trail has played an additional role in the team's continuing efforts to give back as the … Continue reading Row for Hope – young Clean Sweep participants continue to give back