Elmwood Village Inn: Bike Friendly Lodging in Buffalo

Buffalo's Elmwood Village Inn is the first accommodation listed in Parks & Trails New York's best-selling Cycling the Erie Canal guidebook. While its prominent placement is due mostly to the Inn's location in Buffalo, there may be other factors at work because the Inn is becoming a go-to lodging destination for Erie Canalway Trail cyclists. … Continue reading Elmwood Village Inn: Bike Friendly Lodging in Buffalo

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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

New York State Water Trail Gains Momentum

Paddling the historic NYS Canal System continues to gain momentum as interest, information, and amenities for paddlers improve. Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is taking a leading role in the development of the New York State Canalway Water Trail, in partnership with the New York State Canal Corporation and the National Park Service (NPS) Rivers, … Continue reading New York State Water Trail Gains Momentum

Summer End-to-Enders Blaze New Trails

Summer is high season on the Erie Canalway Trail, both for organized tours like PTNY's Cycle the Erie Canal but also for do-it-yourself trail adventurers. As you'll see below, End-to-End stories rarely disappoint! End-to-End By Land & Sea Amanda Hus from Tampa, FL   "I kayaked the the Erie Canal, about 350 miles, from May … Continue reading Summer End-to-Enders Blaze New Trails

Reimaging the Canal’s Next 200 Years

Reimagine the Canals Competition Seeks Ideas for the Canal's Next 200 Years  New York’s Canal System has been the source of many celebrations recently. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Barge Canal, the name by which the Canal System—which includes the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca and Champlain canals--was formerly known by. Last year, marked … Continue reading Reimaging the Canal’s Next 200 Years

Canalway Trail Provides Inspiration for Erie Canal House

The Erie Canal House in Canajoharie is recent addition to bike friendly lodging choices along the Erie Canalway Trail, however the B & B's foundations lay deep in the heritage of the Canal and the future of the Canalway Trail as a recreational destination. Located directly on the Canalway Trail in the village of Canajoharie, … Continue reading Canalway Trail Provides Inspiration for Erie Canal House

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