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

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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

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