Capital Region Trail Crossroads Hosts Bicyclists Bring Business

Waterford Harbor Visitors Center plays host to the annual Bicyclists Bring Business roundtable discussion; while rain proves no obstacle to local cyclists and trail advocates, as Tuesday’s planned community bike-a-round transitions to virtual ride inside the Peebles Island Visitor Center.

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Western New York Trails Network Gets Historic $50 Million Infusion of Funding

On Wednesday, October 17, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation announced an historic $50 million investment in the trails network of Western New York as part of a larger $100 million dedicated to improving parks and trails in the area. The Foundation also announced $100 million for similar investments in Southeast Michigan. The $50 million … Continue reading Western New York Trails Network Gets Historic $50 Million Infusion of Funding

Erie Canalway Neighbors Association Adopts Historic Oxbow Trail

A unique section of trail along the Historic Erie Canal is being given extra attention this summer thanks to the efforts of the Erie Canalway Neighbors Association (ECNA). The Oxbow Trail, along the banks of the original Erie Canal, is the newest trail recipient of Adopt-a-Trail program love.  The ECNA was originally started by Fairport … Continue reading Erie Canalway Neighbors Association Adopts Historic Oxbow Trail

Summer End-to-Enders Blaze New Trails

Summer is high season on the Erie Canalway Trail, both for organized tours like PTNY's Cycle the Erie Canal but also for do-it-yourself trail adventurers. As you'll see below, End-to-End stories rarely disappoint! End-to-End By Land & Sea Amanda Hus from Tampa, FL   "I kayaked the the Erie Canal, about 350 miles, from May … Continue reading Summer End-to-Enders Blaze New Trails

20 Years & Rolling: Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour Reaches New Heights

Biking. Great scenery. Fun people. Big city lights and charming small towns. Sounds like a pretty nice vacation, right? Add in Erie Canal history, moveable tent cities, and great food and entertainment and you wouldn't be far off from Parks & Trails New York's annual summer bike tour, Cycle the Erie Canal. This year 700 … Continue reading 20 Years & Rolling: Cycle the Erie Canal Bike Tour Reaches New Heights

Reimaging the Canal’s Next 200 Years

Reimagine the Canals Competition Seeks Ideas for the Canal's Next 200 Years  New York’s Canal System has been the source of many celebrations recently. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Barge Canal, the name by which the Canal System—which includes the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca and Champlain canals--was formerly known by. Last year, marked … Continue reading Reimaging the Canal’s Next 200 Years