Trail Ambassadors Establish New Post in Chittenango

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

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Our eye is on the prize – a completed Erie Canalway Trail

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

Canal Corporation completes two projects in Rochester area

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

Erie Canalway Trail delivers big

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

Our Ability finds a way: 2nd annual journey along the Erie Canal

In July, Our Ability, a non-profit advocacy organization for people with disabilities, completed a 12-day cycle across New York State on the Erie Canalway Trail. Fifteen riders powerfully demonstrated the capabilities of individuals with disabilities on the 350-mile trek. Our Ability was founded by John Robinson, born a congenital amputee without full arms and legs, and  Doug Hamlin, … Continue reading Our Ability finds a way: 2nd annual journey along the Erie Canal

Snowmobilers roll out the welcome mat for the Dix Bridge

After 15 years, the Dix Bridge was finally opened for recreational use in November 2013. With the season’s first snow expected in a few weeks, the time available for snowmobilers to get the bridge ready for wintertime use was short and full of logistical challenges.  Thanks to the efforts of many groups, when the snow … Continue reading Snowmobilers roll out the welcome mat for the Dix Bridge

Canal Corporation to “close the gaps” in Rome

The New York State Canal Corporation announced in April the start of construction of two and a half miles of new Erie Canalway Trail in the City of Rome. The project consists of two segments. The eastern segment extends approximately two miles from the existing trailhead in Stanwix to South James Street. The new trail … Continue reading Canal Corporation to “close the gaps” in Rome