Many thanks to the New Yorkers who celebrated the 14th annual Canal Clean Sweep. The 87 cleanup events saw more than 2,500 spirited volunteers do some spring cleaning for the Canal Corridor. Volunteers worked hard by raking, collecting litter, and planting during this year’s Canal Clean Sweep. The Canalway Trail is looking good just in time for … Continue reading No matter the weather, cleaning the canal together is better!
Note: TrailsBlog is a new monthly feature from PTNY that will highlight an existing, planned or proposed trail in communities around the state. If you have a trail you'd like to see highlighted, let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Onondaga Creekwalk, Syracuse As you come around the circular West Jefferson Street and past the former … Continue reading TrailsBlog: A stretch of tranquility in downtown Syracuse
Bike Friendly camping, a great Canal-side location, and a schedule of fun activities for the whole family make Red's a standout in Macedon. Red's Twilight on the Erie RV Park and Campground is a family-owned business located right on the Erie Canal and Canalway Trail, in Macedon. Red's was opened four years ago by Kevin … Continue reading Red’s Twilight on the Erie Resort: Bike Friendly and So Much More
The 2018 NYS Canal Conference, featuring the theme of One Water: New York Harbor, attracted 110 attendees to the Hilton Garden Inn October 14-16. The conference began with a Community Day series of events on Staten Island on Sunday, October 14. The day kicked off with a special appearance by State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. … Continue reading Canal Conference Celebrates Milestones and Honors Outstanding Contributions in New York Harbor
As New York’s canals get closer to their third century of operation, New York Power Authority President and CEO Gil Quiniones felt it was time to unleash a new way of thinking about one of the state’s most-important assets. NYPA, which operates the state Canal Corporation as a subsidiary, had assumed operating control of the … Continue reading Winners Announced for Reimagine the Canals Competition
Nearly 400 delegates from inland waterways around the world convened in Athlone, Ireland from September 10-12 for the 2018 World Canals Conference. The three-day event included informative presentations, networking, and study tours, which shed light on the similarity of opportunities and challenges facing inland waterways worldwide. Among the key themes: the incredible opportunities to reconnect … Continue reading Reconnecting People with Waterways a Key Theme at 2018 World Canals Conference
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