Feathered Friends along the Champlain Canalway Trail

No matter where you are on the Champlain Canalway Trail, you have a front row seat to observe the abundance of common and endangered birds that live in the area or are on their migratory path during the spring and fall.  Midway along the Champlain Canalway Trail between Schuylerville and Fort Edward there are two … Continue reading Feathered Friends along the Champlain Canalway Trail

Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

This fall, we are excited to welcome back Erica, PTNY's Arthur V. Savage Fellow, after her epic cross-country journey by bike. As part of her 3,000 mile adventure from Maine to Montana, she crossed through New York on the Empire State Trail, taking the Champlain Canalway Trail from Whitehall to Albany and the Erie Canalway … Continue reading Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

As the weather warms and days stay brighter longer, the New York State Canal Corporation is preparing for another great season of summer recreation in Upstate New York. Boaters, paddlers, and individuals looking to exercise both mind and body will soon be able to enjoy the bucolic landscapes that adjoin our Canals and trails in … Continue reading Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group holds trail update for Supervisors and Mayors

The leaders of communities from all along the length of the Champlain Canalway Trail came together on October 24 to share and hear updates on the status of the Champlain Canalway Trail (CCT). The CCT Working Group's annual Supervisors and Mayors meeting, was held this year in a newly acquired parcel of land in Greenwich, … Continue reading Champlain Canalway Trail Working Group holds trail update for Supervisors and Mayors

Empire State Trail Breweries Passport

What happens when you’ve spent the day on the Empire State Trail and you suddenly crave some high-quality beer? There’s an app for that. Governor Cuomo has launched the Empire State Trail Breweries Passport, which is being run by the New York State Brewers Association, through a partnership with the state Canal Corporation. The app’s … Continue reading Empire State Trail Breweries Passport

Champlain Canalway Trail Has a New Action Plan

When the Champlain Canalway Trail (CCT) Working Group published its first Action Plan in early 2011, it was a momentous occasion. For the first time, a proposed route was laid out with some detail, with next steps and potential assets and attractions identified. That plan converted the trail from a nice idea into a more … Continue reading Champlain Canalway Trail Has a New Action Plan

Reconnecting People with Waterways a Key Theme at 2018 World Canals Conference

Nearly 400 delegates from inland waterways around the world convened in Athlone, Ireland from September 10-12 for the 2018 World Canals Conference. The three-day event included informative presentations, networking, and study tours, which shed light on the similarity of opportunities and challenges facing inland waterways worldwide. Among the key themes: the incredible opportunities to reconnect … Continue reading Reconnecting People with Waterways a Key Theme at 2018 World Canals Conference

Progress Continues on the Champlain Canalway Trail

Late summer and fall brought two important steps forward for the Champlain Canalway Trail in its southern portion. In early summer, the Town of Halfmoon officially unveiled a new segment of the trail that extends the previously existing trail southward to the Waterford town line. This half-mile addition follows the towpath of the historic Champlain … Continue reading Progress Continues on the Champlain Canalway Trail

Champlain Canalway Trail: New Visitor Center Will Boost Tourism

News from the Champlain Canalway Trail A long-planned visitor center immediately adjacent to the Champlain Canalway Trail (CCT) in Schuylerville may soon come into being. Located close to the mid-point of the CCT, the Champlain Canal Region Gateway Visitor Center, will be built on Route 29/Ferry Street close to Fort Hardy Park and the Field … Continue reading Champlain Canalway Trail: New Visitor Center Will Boost Tourism