Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

This fall, we are excited to welcome back Erica, PTNY's Arthur V. Savage Fellow, after her epic cross-country journey by bike. As part of her 3,000 mile adventure from Maine to Montana, she crossed through New York on the Empire State Trail, taking the Champlain Canalway Trail from Whitehall to Albany and the Erie Canalway … Continue reading Erica’s Top 10 Things to Do while Biking the Canalway Trail

7 Spots Along the Erie Canalway Trail to Stop and Smell the Flowers

Updated April 2022 Spring has sprung (finally!) - so we made a list of some of the state's finest gardens accessible from an easy trip off the Erie Canalway Trail. What better way to celebrate spring than with a ride to a park or garden bursting with blooms? And with Mother's Day just around the … Continue reading 7 Spots Along the Erie Canalway Trail to Stop and Smell the Flowers

Cycle the Erie Canal Keeps On Rolling

Cycle the Erie Canal, one of Parks & Trails New York’s most anticipated events, provides eight days of cycling, scenery, history, friendship and endless adventure. This year, in July, more than 600 cyclists were scheduled to embark on the 400-mile journey from Buffalo to Albany along the iconic Erie Canal on the almost-completed Erie Canalway … Continue reading Cycle the Erie Canal Keeps On Rolling

End of Isolation Itinerary

Although a lot of us have had to cancel recent travel plans, we hope you’re still thinking about the anticipated “rain date” when the places that you loved to frequent are open, filled with people and the air is buzzing with good, positive conversation again. Getting on a plane might not be realistic at this … Continue reading End of Isolation Itinerary

Empire State Trail Breweries Passport

What happens when you’ve spent the day on the Empire State Trail and you suddenly crave some high-quality beer? There’s an app for that. Governor Cuomo has launched the Empire State Trail Breweries Passport, which is being run by the New York State Brewers Association, through a partnership with the state Canal Corporation. The app’s … Continue reading Empire State Trail Breweries Passport

Canalway Challenge Racks Up Big Miles

300,000 miles! That’s the distance you’d travel if you drove from New York City to Los Angeles 107 times. That’s how far you’d go if you flew from Paris to Shanghai 52 times, or rocketed to the moon and halfway back. That’s how many miles people have pledged to walk, run, cycle, and paddle for … Continue reading Canalway Challenge Racks Up Big Miles

A Cycling Journey to Remember

If you happened to be along the Erie Canalway Trail the second week of July, chances are you saw a never-ending stream of cyclists. The cyclists were riding Parks & Trails New York's annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. The fully supported 8-day, 400-mile ride from Buffalo to Albany stops for overnight stays in … Continue reading A Cycling Journey to Remember

Another Gap Closed in Erie Canalway Trail

Parks & Trails New York joined officials from New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the Empire State Trail, local officials and other trail advocates on Wednesday, October 3 to celebrate the opening of the newest stretch of the Erie Canalway Trail, running from Pattersonville in Schenectady County to near Amsterdam in … Continue reading Another Gap Closed in Erie Canalway Trail