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

Erie Armada to highlight New York brews, bites and boats

Erie Armada will celebrate its inaugural year in Macedon Canal Park, September 20 – 22, 2019, with a multi-tiered, immersive experience featuring exclusive canal-inspired collaboration brews from brewers throughout New York including Queens-based LIC Beer Project and Buffalo's Thin Man Brewery, Barrier Brewing Co. in Long Island and Rare Form Brewing Co. out of Troy, plus upstate cideries Nine Pin Cider Works and Rogers' Cideryard from Albany and Johnstown respectively. The three-day … Continue reading Erie Armada to highlight New York brews, bites and boats

Gaps in the Erie Canalway Trail Continue to Disappear

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: A Sweet Treat for Bicyclists

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

Canalway Challenge Racks Up Big Miles

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

Trail Keepers beautify Erie Canalway Trail near Lockport

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

A Cycling Journey to Remember

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

No matter the weather, cleaning the canal together is better!

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!

TrailsBlog: A stretch of tranquility in downtown Syracuse

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 ptny@ptny.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