Canal Clean Sweep Celebrates 16th Year With Over 120 Clean Up Events

A huge thank you is in order to all who came out on Earth Day weekend, April 23-25, to celebrate the 16th annual Canal Clean Sweep. The weekend saw over 120 events from Buffalo to Albany, with small groups of family and friends spending their day collecting litter, raking, and planting. The Canalway Trail witnessed … Continue reading Canal Clean Sweep Celebrates 16th Year With Over 120 Clean Up Events

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

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

Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

As the weather warms and days stay brighter longer, the New York State Canal Corporation is preparing for another great season of summer recreation in Upstate New York. Boaters, paddlers, and individuals looking to exercise both mind and body will soon be able to enjoy the bucolic landscapes that adjoin our Canals and trails in … Continue reading Summer 2020 on New York’s Canals and Trails

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