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
The Canalway Trail Ambassador program recently expanded to the trail in Central New York. Already, one of the new Ambassadors based at Chittenango Landing has logged more than 15 hours on the trail. Trail Ambassadors like Chittenango's Dave Kellogg are volunteers who provide a warm welcome to Erie Canalway Trail users and offer assistance with … Continue reading Trail Ambassadors Establish New Post in Chittenango
The Erie Canalway Trail is almost 80% complete and on its way to becoming the longest, continuous intrastate multi-use trail in the nation. But the trail can't realize its full potential as an internationally known tourism destination until it's finished from Buffalo to Albany. PTNY's fifth annual "Closing the Gaps" report recaps the accomplishments of … Continue reading Our eye is on the prize – a completed Erie Canalway Trail
The New York State Canal Corporation in September announced the completion of two multi-million dollar infrastructure projects in greater Rochester – a rehabilitated eight mile segment of the Erie Canalway Trail from Monroe Avenue in the Town of Pittsford to Main Street in the Village of Fairport and a newly constructed section of canal wall, … Continue reading Canal Corporation completes two projects in Rochester area
The Erie Canalway is making a difference and PTNY's new study has the data to prove it. The first comprehensive study of the Erie Canalway Trail, recently released by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY), found that the Erie Canalway Trail (ECT) experiences more than 1.58 million visits per year. Spending by ECT visitors generates approximately … Continue reading Erie Canalway Trail delivers big