New Itineraries Will Help You Plan Your Next Trip Along the Canals

Have you ever wanted to do a multiday bike ride along the Erie Canal but planning a trip seemed daunting? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to sample some of the best spots for cycling and sightseeing but weren’t sure where to begin. The Erie Canalway National Heritage has developed seven new multiday itineraries that make it … Continue reading New Itineraries Will Help You Plan Your Next Trip Along the Canals

Catch Up on the Champlain Canalway Trail

The Champlain Canalway Trail extends 62 miles from Waterford to Whitehall, with portions co-located on the Empire State Trail. Over the last few months, investments have brought improvements to the trail that are worth a ride to go check out! Trail Improvements in Waterford: Broad Street (Village of Waterford) to 1.2 miles north Work was … Continue reading Catch Up on the Champlain Canalway Trail

Bikes on Board: A Guide to Using Amtrak to Ride the Erie Canalway Trail

When you decide to ride the Erie Canalway Trail from one end to the other, chances are you’re not going to want to turn around and ride the 360 miles back to where you began. Luckily, thanks to years of advocacy, it’s now possible to use the train to shuttle you and your bike across … Continue reading Bikes on Board: A Guide to Using Amtrak to Ride the Erie Canalway Trail

A Winter Excursion “On the Canals!”

Sleigh bells, holiday jingles, and snowshoe hiking—the air is getting colder, and the snow is about to start falling, but the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corporation aren’t slowing down when it comes to reimagining the incredible ways to spend time outdoors enjoying all that the Empire State has … Continue reading A Winter Excursion “On the Canals!”

Snowmobiling on the Champlain Canalway Trail

This winter represents the second year that a snowmobile trail has followed the Empire State Trail/Champlain Canalway Trail bike path in the towns of Kingsbury and Fort Ann.  A significant portion of this Champlain Canalway Trail route has been a snowmobile trail for several decades.  The completed trail now has created a complete 6-mile trail … Continue reading Snowmobiling on the Champlain Canalway Trail

2021 Canalway Challengers Discover the Best of the Canalway Corridor

Mary Davis and Anne Sabo, 360-mile End-to-Enders Thousands of people from around the country are walking, running, cycling, and paddling the canals and Canalway Trail in 2021 as part of the Canalway Challenge. Along the way, they are discovering the remarkable history, hometown hospitality, and unique local flavors that make the Erie Canalway National Heritage … Continue reading 2021 Canalway Challengers Discover the Best of the Canalway Corridor

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

One Year Later, “Reimagine the Canals” is Breathing New Life into Canalside Communities

The Erie Canal is something New Yorkers and beyond so often take for granted. A revolutionary feat of engineering built by the generations before us, the Canal connected the east to the west, opening the state to trade routes across the nation. The communities built along the banks of the Canal could thrive with their … Continue reading One Year Later, “Reimagine the Canals” is Breathing New Life into Canalside Communities

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