Some of the biggest challenges in completing the Erie Canalway Trail are being met. That’s especially true in the Mohawk Valley, where formerly on-road sections are getting hikers and cyclists closer to the water. A new section recently opened in Herkimer County, from Fort Herkimer Church at German Flatts Town Park on Route 55 to … Continue reading Gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail Continue to Disappear
Tinsel is an extraordinary ice cream shop in Albion. The business name ‘tinsel’ is in honor of the city’s unique relation to Santa Claus. Other than ice cream, they sell craft soda, floats, milkshakes, sundaes, and cookies. They not only satisfy a sweet tooth – they also sell healthy food, coffee drinks, and tea. Tinsel … Continue reading Tinsel: A Sweet Treat for Bicyclists
300,000 miles! That’s the distance you’d travel if you drove from New York City to Los Angeles 107 times. That’s how far you’d go if you flew from Paris to Shanghai 52 times, or rocketed to the moon and halfway back. That’s how many miles people have pledged to walk, run, cycle, and paddle for … Continue reading Canalway Challenge Racks Up Big Miles
One of the more memorable stretches of the Erie Canalway Trail runs between Pendleton and Lockport in Niagara County - and it's about to get even better. The trail through these communities stands out largely thanks to the effort of Trail Keepers, a group of more than 40 volunteers coordinated by green-thumbed Lockport resident Sandy Guzzetti. … Continue reading Trail Keepers beautify Erie Canalway Trail near Lockport
If you happened to be along the Erie Canalway Trail the second week of July, chances are you saw a never-ending stream of cyclists. The cyclists were riding Parks & Trails New York's annual Cycle the Erie Canal bike tour. The fully supported 8-day, 400-mile ride from Buffalo to Albany stops for overnight stays in … Continue reading A Cycling Journey to Remember
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