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

End of Isolation Itinerary

Although a lot of us have had to cancel recent travel plans, we hope you’re still thinking about the anticipated “rain date” when the places that you loved to frequent are open, filled with people and the air is buzzing with good, positive conversation again. Getting on a plane might not be realistic at this … Continue reading End of Isolation Itinerary

Empire State Trail Breweries Passport

What happens when you’ve spent the day on the Empire State Trail and you suddenly crave some high-quality beer? There’s an app for that. Governor Cuomo has launched the Empire State Trail Breweries Passport, which is being run by the New York State Brewers Association, through a partnership with the state Canal Corporation. The app’s … Continue reading Empire State Trail Breweries Passport

New Eagle Trail now open near Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Historic, scenic, and healthy— three characteristics that define the 3-mile long Eagle Trail at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site. Thanks to the Friends of Schoharie Crossing for bringing this trail segment to life! The Friends of Schoharie Crossing decided to undertake a non-traditional approach through PTNY’s Adopt-A-Trail program. Instead of adopting an existing trail … Continue reading New Eagle Trail now open near Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

Nine Pin Cider is our pick

Nine Pin Cider is an appeeling stop on the Erie Canalway Trail for many bicycle riders. The cidery and tasting room is a Bike Friendly New York business worth visiting.  Nine Pin Cider is New York state’s first farm cidery. It was founded in 2013 by Alejandro del Peral and has grown bigger and better … Continue reading Nine Pin Cider is our pick

‘Tuesdays on the Towpath’ helps everyone enjoy a trip on the Canalway Trail

Seven years ago the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum created the concept of “Tuesdays on the Towpath,” an annual recreational bike ride series. The rides cover primarily the “Long Level” section within the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park.  The easy-paced rides are guided and typically include a speaker who illuminates the history, ecology, future … Continue reading ‘Tuesdays on the Towpath’ helps everyone enjoy a trip on the Canalway Trail

Riders soak in fall colors along the Empire State Trail with “Pedal to Peebles” event

As a part of the annual Bike Your Park Day and Hudson River Valley Ramble, Parks & Trails New York hosted “Pedal to Peebles on the Empire State Trail” on Saturday, September 28. This year was the fourth annual Bike Your Park Day and consisted of over 1,000 rides and more than 14,000 participants. The event provides cyclists … Continue reading Riders soak in fall colors along the Empire State Trail with “Pedal to Peebles” event

Links between Empire State Trail and Adirondacks highlight Bicyclists Bring Business event in Glens Falls

A long distance traveler coming up the Champlain Canalway Trail and turning onto the Feeder Canal Trail to get into the Adirondacks. A family vacationing in Lake George Village and taking a day trip down the Warren County Bikeway. A Glens Falls resident commuting to work in Hudson Falls. A cycling enthusiast going for rides … Continue reading Links between Empire State Trail and Adirondacks highlight Bicyclists Bring Business event in Glens Falls