In memoriam: Barbara Spraker

We mourn the loss of Barbara Spraker of Canajoharie who passed away recently at age 89.  Barbara was a true Canalway Trail pioneer – a visionary, get-things-done individual who, when her doctor suggested she get more exercise, realized that the abandoned West Shore rail line that ran right through her village could be transformed into … Continue reading In memoriam: Barbara Spraker

Dave Valvo of Rochester receives Canalway Trail Tender Award

The winner of the 2014 Canalway Trail Tender Award is Dave Valvo of Rochester. The award was presented by Canal Corporation Director, Brian U. Stratton during the New York State Canal Conference in September in Geneva. When presenting the award, Director Stratton said, “Dave embodies all that the Canalway Trail Tender Award represents. As a Canalway … Continue reading Dave Valvo of Rochester receives Canalway Trail Tender Award

Funding awarded for several Canalway Trail projects

In October, Governor Cuomo and NYS DOT Commissioner McDonald provided a boost for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure by announcing $70 million in federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding for 68 projects in communities across the state. Several of these awards will fund additions and enhancements to the Erie Canalway Trail. Improvements, community connections, and one … Continue reading Funding awarded for several Canalway Trail projects

Bikes on Board gaining steam

Although Amtrak serves Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Rome, Amsterdam, and Albany along the Erie Canalway Trail and Fort Edward and Whitehall on the Champlain Canalway Trail, bikes cannot be rolled onto trains as they can in other parts of the country. Inclusion of bicycle racks on Amtrak trains would make it easier for cycling tourists to … Continue reading Bikes on Board gaining steam

CTANY Elects New Officials

  The Board of Directors of the Canalway Trails Association New York (CTANY) re-elected Nelson Ronsvalle, the Southern Champlain Canalway Trail Group Director, as its president for 2014.  Jeanne Williams from the Northern Champlain Regional Canalway Trail Group was elected Vice-President.  Wally Elton from the Central Champlain Regional Trail Group was elected as Secretary and at-large directors Alan and Marlene Bissell were chosen … Continue reading CTANY Elects New Officials