Celebrations Begin for Erie Canal Bicentennial

You’re invited! This year marks the 200th anniversary of canal construction and exciting bicentennial events are on tap. You’ll find boat tours, bike rides, festivals, music, and family-friendly activities all year long. Here are a few of the special events taking place; find more at https://eriecanalway.org/explore/events Glass Barge: The Corning Museum of Glass is sponsoring … Continue reading Celebrations Begin for Erie Canal Bicentennial

No Sitting Around for Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies

The Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies are not your typical lawn chair loungers. In fact, their motto is “Lawn Chair Ladies are the best, they don’t sit like all the rest!” The Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies is a marching and dancing unit made up of Kendall Central School alumni and their friends. The group first convened … Continue reading No Sitting Around for Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies

The First End-to-Enders

As both the bicycle and the Erie Canal celebrate their bicentennial this year, we thought it would be fun to highlight one of the earliest bicycle trips taken along the Erie Canal 120 years ago. Earlier this year, Dave Patterson of Missoula, Montana found a detailed travel log of his grandfather’s bicycle trip during the … Continue reading The First End-to-Enders

Tuesdays on the Towpath Grows in 2017

Throughout the year, the Canalway Trail system provides nearly 360-miles of multi-use trail for bikers, walkers, and even cross country skiers alike. In the Capital Region and the Syracuse area (Oneida, Madison and Onondaga county), there are a surplus of bike-friendly rail trails, roads and canalway trails. Both areas offer ‘Towpath Tuesday’ programs—an opportunity for … Continue reading Tuesdays on the Towpath Grows in 2017

New CTANY Board Officers Elected

Canalway Trails Association New York (CTANY) is one of the most important organizations behind the 524-mile NYS Canalway Trail System. It is an all-volunteer organization that works both statewide and locally with citizens, state agencies, and municipalities to develop the Canalway Trail System as a world class multi-use recreational trail and international tourism destination. The … Continue reading New CTANY Board Officers Elected

Trail Tender Award Recognizes Old Erie Canal State Park Trail Ambassador

Congratulations to Canalway Trail Ambassador Dave Kellogg on his recent receipt of the 2016 Trail Tender Award. The Trail Tender Award recognizes the valuable contribution of individuals to promoting, enhancing, and completing the 524-mile New York State Canalway Trail system. Dave has been an active trail user for more than three decades, and over the … Continue reading Trail Tender Award Recognizes Old Erie Canal State Park Trail Ambassador

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

RPI Service Fraternity Pitches In on Champlain Canal Trail

When Parks & Trails New York’s former Arthur Savage Intern and RPI student Aimee Beaudette learned that a segment of Champlain Canalway Trail needed an adopter it didn’t take much to get a dedicated group of volunteer trail adopters to join her. When Parks & Trails New York’s former Arthur Savage Intern and Rensselaer Polytechnic … Continue reading RPI Service Fraternity Pitches In on Champlain Canal Trail

Trail Ambassadors – A family affair

For Dave Ross of Brockport, cycling on the Erie Canalway Trail is the best way to spend time with family and friends. The opportunity to also help other trail visitors along the way led Dave and his friends to become Canalway Trail Ambassadors. Since 2010, Dave, his friend Dennis Miller, and Dave’s son Hunter have … Continue reading Trail Ambassadors – A family affair