Guide to Camping on the Erie Canalway Trail

If you love sleeping under the open sky and waking up to the sun, or you're just traveling on a budget, camping along the Erie Canalway Trail is a great way to spend your nights on the trail. Luckily, the Erie Canalway corridor has lots of places to pitch a tent, giving you the flexibility … Continue reading Guide to Camping on the Erie Canalway Trail

Increasing Tourism Infrastructure and Events with a New Grant Program

New York State’s Canal system keeps getting better. Last month, the New York State Canal Corporation, through the Reimagine the Canals initiative, and the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor launched a new competitive grant program to support tourism and recreation along the New York State Canal system, including its waterways and Canalway Trail. The two … Continue reading Increasing Tourism Infrastructure and Events with a New Grant Program

Bikes on Board: A Guide to Using Amtrak to Ride the Erie Canalway Trail

When you decide to ride the Erie Canalway Trail from one end to the other, chances are you’re not going to want to turn around and ride the 360 miles back to where you began. Luckily, thanks to years of advocacy, it’s now possible to use the train to shuttle you and your bike across … Continue reading Bikes on Board: A Guide to Using Amtrak to Ride the Erie Canalway Trail

Not Your Average Bike Path

News from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor As frequent riders and End-to-Enders know, the Erie Canalway Trail is not your average bike path. Extending from Buffalo to Albany, the trail’s course alongside the historic Erie Canal makes cycling here truly unique. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this living waterway adds distinctive … Continue reading Not Your Average Bike Path

Register now for New York State Canal Conference

Sunday, September 21 – Tuesday, September 23, 2014   Don't miss three days of all things canal and Canalway Trail-related - presentations, seminars, field visits , social activities, and networking events. Register now for the 2014 New York Canal Conference to be held in Geneva September 21 - 23 at the head of the Cayuga-Seneca … Continue reading Register now for New York State Canal Conference

New directory points the way to canal corridor sites

There’s a lot to be said for online guides and apps, but sometimes it’s nice to have an old fashioned hard copy brochure in hand – or in your bike bag or glove compartment– to help you find your way to interesting places. The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of … Continue reading New directory points the way to canal corridor sites

Schenectady County linking the Canalway Trail to neighborhoods

More people than ever will soon have safe, easy access to the Erie Canalway Trail (ECT) in Schenectady County thanks to federal funding from the Capital District Transportation Committee. In the town of Niskayuna, two new multi-use spur trails will be constructed to safely connect the ECT with hundreds of households and a popular soccer complex. Especially … Continue reading Schenectady County linking the Canalway Trail to neighborhoods