New Report reveals that Canal Events and Tours Generate $1.5 Billion in Annual Economic Impact

A new study of the economic impact of events and tours in the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calls attention to the power of tourism along New York State’s iconic canals. An estimated $1.5 billion annually is generated by events, boat tours, bicycle and paddle-sport rentals and historic site/museum tours along the Erie, Champlain, Owsego … Continue reading New Report reveals that Canal Events and Tours Generate $1.5 Billion in Annual Economic Impact

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The First End-to-Enders

As both the bicycle and the Erie Canal celebrate their bicentennial this year, we thought it would be fun to highlight one of the earliest bicycle trips taken along the Erie Canal 120 years ago. Earlier this year, Dave Patterson of Missoula, Montana found a detailed travel log of his grandfather’s bicycle trip during the … Continue reading The First End-to-Enders

Erie Canalway Trail delivers big

The Erie Canalway is making a difference and PTNY's new study has the data to prove it. The first comprehensive study of the Erie Canalway Trail, recently released by Parks & Trails New York (PTNY), found that the Erie Canalway Trail (ECT) experiences more than 1.58 million visits per year. Spending by ECT visitors generates approximately … Continue reading Erie Canalway Trail delivers big

PTNY releases 2013 Who’s on the Trail Report

In a  continuing trend from recent years, walkers were again the dominant users of the Canalway Trail. According to the  2013 Who's on the Trail Report, 47 percent of trail users in Brockport and Albion were walkers, while cyclists made up another 40 percent.  Estimates of annual usage for the four count locations in these two … Continue reading PTNY releases 2013 Who’s on the Trail Report