Canal Conference Celebrates Milestones and Honors Outstanding Contributions in New York Harbor

The 2018 NYS Canal Conference, featuring the theme of One Water: New York Harbor, attracted 110 attendees to the Hilton Garden Inn October 14-16. The conference began with a Community Day series of events on Staten Island on Sunday, October 14. The day kicked off with a special appearance by State Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. … Continue reading Canal Conference Celebrates Milestones and Honors Outstanding Contributions in New York Harbor

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Reconnecting People with Waterways a Key Theme at 2018 World Canals Conference

Nearly 400 delegates from inland waterways around the world convened in Athlone, Ireland from September 10-12 for the 2018 World Canals Conference. The three-day event included informative presentations, networking, and study tours, which shed light on the similarity of opportunities and challenges facing inland waterways worldwide. Among the key themes: the incredible opportunities to reconnect … Continue reading Reconnecting People with Waterways a Key Theme at 2018 World Canals Conference

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

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