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

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 corner, we've got … Continue reading 7 Spots Along the Erie Canalway Trail to Stop and Smell the Flowers

Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse

  One of the most challenging gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail was recently closed, as the state marked the completion of major construction on a new pedestrian bridge over Interstate 481 and key sections of the trail in the Town of Dewitt in Onondaga County. A key part of the project was the construction … Continue reading Gaps closed in Erie Canalway Trail east of Syracuse

New trails open in Albany, Syracuse

If the opening of the Empire State Trail wasn’t reason enough to be excited, there are new trails that connect to the Erie Canalway Trail that are coming online - both in the planning process and being completed and opened to the public - across the state. Here are some updates on two of them. … Continue reading New trails open in Albany, Syracuse

Virtual Cycle the Erie Canal Celebrates 22 Years of Memories

The Cycle the Erie Canal tour is an eight-day, fully-supported ride that starts in Buffalo and finishes in Albany. Each day cyclists travel approximately 40 miles along the historic Erie Canalway Trail. The tour is rich in scenery and history and designed to allow time for participants to stop and explore the towns and sites … Continue reading Virtual Cycle the Erie Canal Celebrates 22 Years of Memories

Bike Shops Are Essential and It Is Essential to Stay Active

Despite the pandemic, bike shops along the Erie Canalway Trail continue to welcome customers and people continue to bicycle, some even more than ever! Thankfully, bike shops are considered essential businesses in New York. In order to accommodate cyclists and keep them riding during the pandemic, bike shops have taken precautionary measures to ensure the … Continue reading Bike Shops Are Essential and It Is Essential to Stay Active