Empire State Trail Town Action Plan Sets Brockport Up for Success

Java Junction, a popular stop for coffee along the Erie Canalway Trail in the first Empire State Trail Town. In 2022, Parks & Trails New York (PTNY) and the New York State Canal Corporation (NYSCC) launched the Empire State Trail Town program to showcase the value of the Empire State Trail, the nation’s longest multi-use … Continue reading Empire State Trail Town Action Plan Sets Brockport Up for Success

Exciting New Bike Safety Improvements Coming to Buffalo and Utica

Earlier this summer, it was announced that the Canalway Trail cities of Buffalo and Utica received federally-funded RAISE (Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity) grants to enhance active transportation and improve connections to the Erie Canalway Trail/Empire State Trail. This is great news for the millions of visitors and residents that will benefit from … Continue reading Exciting New Bike Safety Improvements Coming to Buffalo and Utica

Spend Your Summer “On the Canals”

With summer fast approaching, it is time to start planning weekend trips and family activities. The New York Power Authority and New York State Canal Corporation are once again making it easy for New Yorkers to experience summer fun right in the heart of Upstate New York. Now back for its third season, “On the … Continue reading Spend Your Summer “On the Canals”

Have Bike, Will Ride for Ice Cream

If you’re like many cyclists, treating yourself to ice cream or a beer during or after your ride is the best way to roll. The Canalway Corridor is full of fantastic local flavor, and you’ll find great options in almost every community. Here is a list of some of our favorites (listed along the Erie … Continue reading Have Bike, Will Ride for Ice Cream

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

New Itineraries Will Help You Plan Your Next Trip Along the Canals

Have you ever wanted to do a multiday bike ride along the Erie Canal but planning a trip seemed daunting? Or perhaps you’ve wanted to sample some of the best spots for cycling and sightseeing but weren’t sure where to begin. The Erie Canalway National Heritage has developed seven new multiday itineraries that make it … Continue reading New Itineraries Will Help You Plan Your Next Trip Along the Canals

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

A Winter Excursion “On the Canals!”

Sleigh bells, holiday jingles, and snowshoe hiking—the air is getting colder, and the snow is about to start falling, but the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and the New York State Canal Corporation aren’t slowing down when it comes to reimagining the incredible ways to spend time outdoors enjoying all that the Empire State has … Continue reading A Winter Excursion “On the Canals!”