Canal Conference Heads to Staten Island, October 14 – 16

Join the Canal Society of New York State on October 14th-16th for the New York State Canal Conference; One Water: New York Harbor being held in Staten Island, NY. The 2018 conference will celebrate the role that New York Harbor has played in the success of the State’s historic inland waterway system. As New York … Continue reading Canal Conference Heads to Staten Island, October 14 – 16

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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

Summer Fun on the NYS Canal System

2017 marks the Erie Canal bicentennial! Celebrate one of the United States national treasures and attend one of the many events happening across New York State.     The World Canals Conference   September 24-28, 2017 This five day world class conference in Syracuse, NY will celebrate the bicentennial of the Erie Canal as well … Continue reading Summer Fun on the NYS Canal System

Hittin’ the Trail

2017 Bicyclists Bring Business Events Head to Utica Parks & Trails New York and the New York State Canal Corporation hit the trail to Utica for the annual "Bicyclists Bring Business: Canalway Trail Tourism for Your Downtown!" events. The evening program and community bike ride generated healthy discussion and excitement about how Utica, Oneida County, and the Mohawk Valley can … Continue reading Hittin’ the Trail

Bicentennial Rides

2017 not only marks the 200th anniversary of Erie Canal construction. It’s also the 200th birthday of the bicycle, invented in Germany. Celebrate both by cycling these bicentennial routes on the Erie Canalway Trail: Cycle from Rome to Syracuse in the Old Erie Canal State Historic Park. Start in Rome and you’ll be at ground … Continue reading Bicentennial Rides

Celebrations Begin for Erie Canal Bicentennial

You’re invited! This year marks the 200th anniversary of canal construction and exciting bicentennial events are on tap. You’ll find boat tours, bike rides, festivals, music, and family-friendly activities all year long. Here are a few of the special events taking place; find more at https://eriecanalway.org/explore/events Glass Barge: The Corning Museum of Glass is sponsoring … Continue reading Celebrations Begin for Erie Canal Bicentennial

200 Years on the Erie Canal

Erie Canal Bicentennial to be Celebrated in 2017 2017 marks the 200th anniversary of the beginning of Erie Canal construction. A number of statewide and local celebrations to honor the legacy of the Erie Canal will take place throughout the year. Statewide planning efforts are underway, guided by an Erie Bicentennial Committee directed by the … Continue reading 200 Years on the Erie Canal