In 2022, Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC) launched the Empire State Trail Town program to showcase the value of the Empire State Trail, the nation’s longest multi-use trail as an economic driver and a catalyst for community building for trailside communities.
At the end of the calendar year most of us dream up an ambitious new year’s resolution to set a positive precedent for the upcoming year. If your resolution is to be a healthier, more philanthropic, adventurous person, this is your year to become a volunteer along the Erie Canalway Trail. While the winter weather … Continue reading Get Active, Give Back, and Go Explore: Volunteer on the Erie Canalway Trail
Cycling the Erie Canal - both PTNY’s organized tour and a self-supported tour - are both known as opportunities to “eat your way across the state” and experience some of the great local delicacies that New York’s canal communities have to offer. From Buffalo Wings to Utica Pie, it's a good thing cycling works up … Continue reading Eating your way across the Erie Canalway Trail
Just this year, over 120 people cycled all 360 miles of the Erie Canalway Trail on self-guided trips, becoming End-To-Enders.
Earlier this summer, it was announced that the Canalway Trail cities of Buffalo and Utica received federally-funded RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) grants to enhance active transportation and improve connections to the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail. This is great news for the millions of visitors and residents that will benefit from … Continue reading Exciting New Bike Safety Improvements Coming to Buffalo and Utica
This Summer, the New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation partnered again for a third season of “On the Canals” – a full slate of free and family friendly outdoor activities and excursions along the Canal system, from Buffalo to Albany.
Cyclists, paddlers, walkers, and runners from across the country and all walks of life have racked up 332,000 miles along New York’s Canalway Trails as part of the Canalway Challenge in 2022.
Most Erie Canalside communities are familiar with the abundance of cyclists who pedal through on the Erie Canalway Trail. In fact, there are millions of visitors on the trail annually. Bike-Friendly New York logo As part of the longest multi-use trail in the nation and a premier cycling destination, the historic corridor’s glory days are … Continue reading Bike Friendly New York: Tying Trails with Economic Opportunity
If you’re like many cyclists, treating yourself to ice cream or a beer during or after your ride is the best way to roll. The Canalway Corridor is full of fantastic local flavor, and you’ll find great options in almost every community. Here is a list of some of our favorites (listed along the Erie … Continue reading Have Bike, Will Ride for Ice Cream
If you love sleeping under the open sky and waking up to the sun, or you're just traveling on a budget, camping along the Erie Canalway Trail is a great way to spend your nights on the trail. Luckily, the Erie Canalway corridor has lots of places to pitch a tent, giving you the flexibility … Continue reading Guide to Camping on the Erie Canalway Trail