Some of the biggest challenges in completing the Erie Canalway Trail are being met. That’s especially true in the Mohawk Valley, where formerly on-road sections are getting hikers and cyclists closer to the water. A new section recently opened in Herkimer County, from Fort Herkimer Church at German Flatts Town Park on Route 55 to … Continue reading Gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail Continue to Disappear
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
Parks & Trails New York joined officials from New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Empire State Trail, local officials and other trail advocates on Wednesday, October 3 to celebrate the opening of the newest stretch of the Erie Canalway Trail, running from Pattersonville in Schenectady County to near Amsterdam in … Continue reading Another Gap Closed in Erie Canalway Trail
On Wednesday, October 17, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation announced an historic $50 million investment in the trails network of Western New York as part of a larger $100 million dedicated to improving parks and trails in the area. The Foundation also announced $100 million for similar investments in Southeast Michigan. The $50 million … Continue reading Western New York Trails Network Gets Historic $50 Million Infusion of Funding
July 2018 saw the beginning of construction on a new 3.9 mile segment of the Oneida Rail Trail, a proposed 11.3 mile multi-use trail in the City of Oneida that promises to connect all of the City’s business districts with the Erie Canalway Trail. The Oneida Rail Trail (ORT) will use existing rail beds to … Continue reading New section of Oneida Rail Trail Under Construction
Yes, you heard that right. This year’s budget ROCKS when it comes to multi-use trails. THE OPENER $77 M in funding has been awarded to complete the remaining 20% of the Erie Canalway Trail. That alone is great news, and we all deserve some applause as PTNY's Close the Gaps campaign played a critical role … Continue reading Trail News that ROCKS!
Parks & Trails New York and the Canalway Trails Assocation New York have released the annual Closing the Gaps report. The big news: the Erie Canalway Trail is now 80% complete as an off road route! With 288 miles now open to the public, the Erie Canalway Trail is well on its way to becoming … Continue reading Erie Canalway Trail Now 80% Complete